PURPOSE / SCOPE:
This policy provides an overview of appropriate use of the library’s space.
The ICOM Library space is designed to provide a quiet space for study, group work, and collaboration for ICOM students, staff, and faculty. Users not affiliated with ICOM are encouraged to use their own institution’s library (if affiliated with another college/university) or to use a local public library.
Exceptions are made when ICOM students, staff, or faculty are working with outside groups such as in the case of IPE, research, etc.
The library will generally be staffed from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday-Friday. The library will open and close at the same time as the ICOM building.
The ICOM Library offers four study rooms which are available for ICOM students, staff, and faculty. These rooms may be reserved online. If a room is not in use and is not reserved, it can be used on a first-come, first-served basis. Study room use is limited to four hours at a time.
Tables and study carrels within the library are for the use of all ICOM staff and students, and are on a first come, first served basis. Claiming a table and/or camping at a table or carrel for more than a day is not allowed.
A disruptive patron will be notified that their behavior is inappropriate. If the behavior continues, the patron will be asked to leave the library. If the patron refuses to leave, ICOM security will be called. Disruptive behavior on the part of a library patron may result in the suspension of an individual's library privileges, for a length of time to be determined by the library director.
Prohibited behaviors include:
- Any activity prohibited by law or any other conduct that interferes with others' use, safety, or enjoyment of the library.
- Loud or unnecessary noise during designated quiet hours.
- Violating any policy or procedure regarding the use of the library's computers or the internet
- Harassment or threats to library patrons or staff.
The library allows food and covered drinks and asks that patrons bringing in food be respectful of library facilities and fellow library users by cleaning up after themselves.
The library strives to be a quiet space for study, so we request that all patrons silence cell phone while in the library. If you need to make/take a call, please do so in the lounge area across the hall from the library.
The library is not responsible for theft, damage, or loss of personal property, including property stored in study rooms or on tables. Library users should take every precaution to ensure the security of personal belongings, especially purses, wallets, backpacks, books, laptop computers, and other electronic devices.
It is expected that all library users will adhere to these policies, even in the absence of staff. Users who are caught violating these policies during unstaffed hours will lose library privileges.
Director of Library Services