ARC Library Code of Conduct
Failure to follow these standards or comply with requests by library staff may result
in removal from the library and a loss of library privileges.
- Golden Rule for the Library: Treat fellow students and the library staff with respect and consideration. Adhere to the following basic guidelines and remind other students of them when necessary.
- Cell phones: Keep phones on silent or vibrate. Go outside to make or receive all calls. Inside the library only two words apply: text messaging.
- Noise: Be considerate of others. Talk quietly enough to avoid bothering those around you. Low talking is permitted on the first and second floors. The third floor is the silent floor, no talking or noise is allowed. Keep music on earphones at a level that others cannot hear.
- Food and drink: Keep it light. Dispose of everything properly. Leave no trace.
Messy, greasy, odorous and/or noisy foods are not appropriate in the library. Group and/or party foods (full-sized plates of food, pizza, cake, etc.) are not allowed. Clean up completely.
- Trash: Place recyclables in recycling, and non-recyclables in trash.
- Respect the library: If you move furniture, please put it back. Do not damage library materials or furnishings. Immediately report any spillage or accidents to a service desk on the first floor.
- Play it safe: Keep valuables and backpacks under your watchful eye at all times.
- Library Computers: Use is monitored and library computers are for Los Rios course work only. Emailing, chatting, shopping, checking Facebook, or playing games are not appropriate here. Computer use is a privilege, not a right. [Full Computer Use Policy]
- Group Study Rooms: No reservations, no saving space. Observe the posted guidelines. Please keep voices down since the walls are not sound-proof.
- Socializing/Games: The library is a study space. Please go elsewhere to socialize or play games.
- Respect other library users. Help create a positive atmosphere in the library with your online activity and behavior. In particular, viewing disturbing images or pornography easily offends other users, as does making out in public. Those who create disturbances of any kind may be restricted in library use or referred for disciplinary actions.
- Children: Children under 16 must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times and must follow the same rules as other library users.