Rules of Conduct
Barbour Library is an academic research library meant for
quiet reading, study, and reflection. As such, patrons not using
the library for one of these explicit purposes may be asked to
leave the building.
As long as
the following rules are adhered to, children accompanied by a
parent or adult will be allowed in the Student Lounge on the
and Noises should be kept at a minimum at all times out
of respect for other library users.
Phones should not be used in the library except in the
telephone room near the front door.
must be in closed containers (no open soda cans).
may be eaten only in the Student Lounge on the second floor.
Be mindful of the types of food you bring into the library
(nothing with a strong or pungent smell).
Smoking is not permitted in the library.
Computers have no filtering software and may only be
used by adults (18 and over).
Patrons and Visitors may not engage in any illegal,
illicit, or questionable activity.
Defacement of Materials
The library's mission
depends on its ability to preserve materials for present and
future use. Therefore all cases of library theft and/or
defacement of materials will be treated seriously. Theft or
concealment of library materials and property with the intent to
steal are offenses that violate Pennsylvania law
Violators will lose library privileges and may face criminal
underlining, highlighting, cutting, bending pages, or breaking
book spines to make photocopies are regarded as defacement of
library materials. Persons found defacing materials will be
charged for repairs and/or replacement, may lose library
privileges, and may face criminal charges.
or Unpaid Fines
Those who incur frequent library fines may lose all library
borrowing privileges. Library account holders whose fines go
unpaid for an extended period of time will be referred to the
Business Office and may be sent to a Collections Agency if
Enforcement, Changes, and Appeals
Library staff reserves
the right to reject or revoke library privileges and/or request
removal from library or campus grounds for flagrant breaking of
campus rules, library policies, or other legitimate reason.
policies are revisited regularly and may be updated without
rejected or revoked library privileges may be made in-person, at
a scheduled time, with the Library Director.
Clearing longstanding fines may be done in-person at the
Circulation Desk. If account is in Collections, clear with the