User Conduct Policies

The library strives to provide an inclusive environment—a place where community members of all backgrounds feel comfortable working, reading, and learning. To ensure this, all library users are expected to interact responsibly with library staff, other users, collections, and facilities. Please respect others in the library, and refrain from any behavior that disrupts learning. Learning activities include collaboration, consultation, research, and study.

Disruptive Behavior

The library prohibits any kind of disruptive behavior on its premises, including the following:

Shepherd University Computer Use Acceptable Use Policy

From Shepherd University's Code of Conduct:
1000. Computer Misuse is prohibited. (Class I or Class II Offense)
A student who is found responsible for any of the following acts involving misuse of Shepherd University computer resources shall be subject to the maximum sanction of expulsion or any lesser sanction authorized by Shepherd University. Violations include:

Food & Drink

Please help us keep the library clean and orderly by following these simple guidelines:


Shepherd University buildings are smoke and tobacco free environments. In accordance with university policy, the use of any form of tobacco is prohibited in all areas of the library.

Smoking tobacco within 25 feet of a building or smoking on library steps, porch or walkway is prohibited.

Mobile Phones & Pagers

Please set ring tone to silent or vibrate and be considerate of others.

Do not use cell phones in designated Quiet Study Areas.

Library users will be paged only in the case of emergency.

Personal Property

The library does not take responsibility for theft of personal property in the library. It is up to users to safeguard their property. Please do not leave valuable items unattended in the library.

Unattended Children

Children under the age of 12 may not be left unattended anywhere in the library including the 24 hour room. For their own safety, children should be accompanied at all times by a parent or other adult. Parents are entirely responsible for children's use of library materials, including access to online resources. The library provides complete, non-filtered access to the Internet for learning and research purposes.

If unattended children are found in the building, library staff will take appropriate action, which may include contacting parents, campus security, and/or juvenile authorities.

Revised 8-21-12