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Library Code of Conduct
Welcome to Xavier University of Louisiana Library. The main mission of the University Library Resource Center is to support the purposes and goals
of the University by acting as the primary provider of educational and informational materials to students, faculty, and staff.
The Library Code of Conduct is published for the benefit of all users of the Library. All library users are expected to respect the rights and
property of others. Conduct of individuals or groups which may disrupt or obstruct library-related work and activities of the University community
is prohibited in the Library. Library users are requested to familiarize themselves with the Library Code of Conduct. This Code is enforceable by
all members of the Library staff.
• Users expect an environment that is quiet and conducive to study, research, and reading. Behavior which
disrupts these activities is not acceptable. Quiet must be observed in the library. If you must talk, it should be in a
whisper. Any user causing disturbance to others and ignoring the verbal warning of a staff member is liable to be
excluded from the Library for the remainder of the day.
• If you must study or meet in a group, there are group study rooms on the 2nd. and 3rd. floors of the Library for
disrupts these activities is not acceptable. Quiet must be your convenience. (Remember these rooms are not soundproof.)
• Bringing in food or beverage containers or consuming food or beverages in public areas of the Library is not
permitted. Public areas include stacks, service areas, study rooms, and rest rooms.
• Improper use of Library facilities is not acceptable. This includes theft of Library materials or the property of
others, movement of furniture, vandalism, posting of notices without permission, and unauthorized presence in
non-public areas of the library.
• Unauthorized removal, misplacement, or mutilation of library materials or retention of overdue materials is not
• Improper or unauthorized use of Library computers violates University regulations.
• Users must observe United States Copyright Laws and all other applicable intellectual property laws.
• Smoking is not permitted in the Library.
• Personal property should not be left unattended anywhere in the Library.
• Users must not interfere with an employee’s performance of his or her duties, including but not limited to verbal
abuse, intimidation, sexual harassment or harassment on account of race, religion, ethnic background, gender, or
• Users should not engage in any behavior that interferes with the normal use of the Library.
• Users are required to leave the Library at closing and when requested during emergency situations or following
a violation of the Library Code of Conduct.
• All users must enter and leave the Library through the normal entrances and exits unless directed otherwise by a
Library staff member.
• Library users are expected to provide identification to Library staff acting in the course of their duties when a
violation of Library regulations is in question.
Interpretations of this policy are established by the University Librarian in consultation with appropriate administrative and governance bodies.
The University Librarian or his designated representative shall have the authority to exclude those who have ignored verbal warning from the
Library for the remainder of the day. Serious offenses will be liable to further disciplinary action.
The University Librarian may from time to time make special regulations regarding admission to and use of particular areas of the Library.
Any user who commits or attempts to commit offenses stated in this Code, whether members of the University Community or not, may be asked
to leave the Library. Such persons may be subject to other warning, fines, and restitution, as well as other penalties.
“The Act of voluntary registration at Xavier University by each student, for courses and/or housing, indicates his acceptance of the high tradition
and principles of the institution and its requirements for conduct in harmony with standards of good taste.
Students . . . are responsible for observing the policies, rules, and regulations of Xavier University. Xavier expects all students to conduct
themselves as mature and responsible citizens in accordance with accepted standards of social behavior, to respect the rights of others, and to
refrain from any conduct which obstructs the work of the university or injurious to the welfare of the University.”