Everyone in the Library is expected to:
- Engage with others in a respectful and courteous manner.
- Use facilities, computers, equipment, furniture, collections and other resources withcare.
- Move furniture with care so as not to damage floors or other surfaces.
- Supervise closely any children brought to the Library. The Library reserves the right to deny admission to minors unless accompanied by an adult.
- Respect designated quiet zone by silencing cell phones and avoiding conversation, except in designated social zones.
- Avoid loud conversation and disruptive behavior.
- Wear appropriate clothing, including shirts and footwear.
- Exit the Library immediately at closing hours, when prompted by fire alarm or other emergency announcements, and when directed by Library staff or security personnel.
- Consult with Director of Library Services for permission to take photographs or make films in the library.
Unacceptable behaviour includes but is not limited to:
- Refusing to honor Library regulations regarding overdue items, materials recalled by the Library, and the payment of fines and/or fees for lost or damaged Library materials.
- Damage, defacement, or theft of any Library property or material, or any personal property or material.
- Leaving personal materials and library books that have not been checked out unattended in stacks and study areas for extended periods of time or overnight.
- Smoking anywhere in the building.
- Use of profanity, abusive or threatening language or threatening gestures, bullying, or unwanted physical contact.
- Unreasonable noise levels, including shouting, loud talking or disruptive conversation, uncontrolled or repeated ringing of cell phones, loud cell phone conversations and use of personal electronic equipment at a volume that disturbs others.
- Lack of personal hygiene that interferes with the use and enjoyment of the Library by others or interferes with the work of Library staff.
- Using spaces in the library for prolonged sleeping.
- Use of restrooms for anything other than their ordinarily intended purpose.