The James C. Kirkpatrick Library complies with all UCM policies and regulations, including those that govern tobacco and alcohol use. In addition to university policies, the following expectations concerning library use and conduct apply:
Children in the Library
The safety of children in the library is of primary concern. The library cannot assume responsibility for the safety of unattended children. All activities of children under the age of 14 must be supervised by an accompanying, responsible adult.
Food and drink
Food and drink are allowed anywhere within the building. Drinks should be in closed containers. Litter should be disposed of in trash containers, and spills should be reported to the 1st floor service desk.
Noise level and cell phone use
Use of Electrical Outlets
Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Disruptive behavior includes any activity that interferes with the rights of other patrons to use the library; disrupts the normal functioning of the library; could result in physical, emotional, or mental injury to oneself or others; or could result in damage to library facilities, equipment, or materials.
Disruptive behavior includes, but is not limited to, any of the following in the library:
Any library user may be asked to provide photo identification.
Library personnel reserve the right to ask any patron to leave the building if disruptive or unacceptable behavior occurs.
A library staff member who observes disruptive behavior will notify the individual or individuals who are in violation of the standards of conduct. In some cases, a verbal warning will suffice. Incidents of disruptive behavior will be recorded and reported to the Office of the Dean of Library Services. Library personnel may also contact Public Safety. Additional disciplinary action by the university may ensue.