The following COVID-19-related guidelines of the University Libraries are aligned to campus response planning and promote the safety of employees, students, and other users of library collections, services, technologies, and spaces.
Effective March 4, 2022 at 5:00pm, all employees, students, and campus visitors are no longer required to wear masks or engage in physical distancing when in the University Libraries. Visitors who are at greater risk for infection, or the consequences of infection, are encouraged to continue wearing a mask if they prefer to do so.
Library visitors should not come to the University Libraries if they:
- Have a temperature or symptoms associated with COVID-19
- Have a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, even if asymptomatic
- Have had close contact in the past 5 days with anyone who has tested positive for or displayed symptoms of COVID-19, even if asymptomatic
Your participation in following these guidelines will help reduce the prevalence of COVID-19 infections. Library users who refuse to comply with these requirements will be asked to leave the building and informed of available virtual and curbside services and resources.
Users of the University Libraries are expected to treat library staff, fellow users, and library materials and facilities with courtesy and respect.
This includes but is not limited to:
Refraining from defacing materials (books, videos, periodicals, etc.) and facilities with pencil, ink, markers, adhesive notes, tape, paper clips, etc.
Refraining from tearing or cutting pages from materials.
Food and beverages are limited to snack items.
Refraining from taking materials from the library without first checking them out or violating any other rules for library use.
Refraining from changing settings on library computers, tampering with printers, or installing unauthorized software.
Refraining from disruptive behavior, which may include but is not limited to:
- Intimidation or assault of library staff or users with language or actions.
- Failure to comply with library staff requests to adhere to library policies and guidelines.
- Behavior creating excessive noise or activity, including headphone volume levels set loud enough for others to hear.
- Behavior which interferes with library personnel’s ability to provide services.
- Possessing or being under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol.
- Possessing weapons.
- Using computers in violation of guidelines established by UCS.
Refraining from soliciting or proselytizing.
Refraining from conduct that violates other university rules or regulations.
Children under the age of 14 are welcome, but must be accompanied by and remain under the immediate supervision of a responsible adult (over 18).
Clothing tops, bottoms and footwear are expected of all visitors and must remain on throughout a visit.
Failure to comply with the University Libraries User Guidelines may result in immediate suspension of library privileges and, if appropriate, referral to law enforcement officials.