Krannert Memorial Library User Conduct Policy
Krannert Memorial Library supports the teaching and learning mission of the University of Indianapolis (“University”) and is committed to the promotion of academic success, intellectual growth, and knowledge creation. The Library provides a welcoming, clean and safe environment for students, faculty, staff, and community members and strives to maintain resources and spaces conducive to research, learning, study and collaboration.
Users of the Krannert Memorial Library ("Library") are expected to show courtesy and respect to fellow users and Library staff and to make responsible use of library materials, equipment and facilities. No user should engage in behaviors that may be considered disruptive or destructive.
All users are expected to abide by federal, state, and municipal laws and to adhere to policies outlined in University handbooks, the Network and Systems Usage Policy, and other publications that provide guidelines for responsibilities and behaviors of campus affiliates and visitors. The Library reserves the right to determine what constitutes “disruptive” or “destructive” behavior, and Library staff will ask offending users to adhere to policies or leave the building. In cases of serious misconduct, including illegal activity, Campus Police will be contacted.
All users of the Library must refrain from:
- Defacement of Library property, including materials, furniture, equipment and facilities
- Removal of materials from the Library that have not been properly checked out
- Unauthorized use of University accounts, including sharing of usernames and/or passwords; tampering with computers, peripherals, or other electronic equipment
- Disruptive behavior, which may include but is not limited to:
- Physical or verbal harassment, intimidation, or assault of library staff or users
- Any activity not deemed appropriate for a public setting, including but not limited to:
- Exhibitionism or sexual behavior
- Use of computers or electronic devices inconsistent with the University's Network and Systems Usage Policy
- Excessive noisiness, including use of media with or without headphones, musical instruments, cell phones, etc.
- Possession of weapons, dangerous objects, illegal substances or alcohol
Pets are not permitted in any University building, including Krannert Memorial Library. Certified police dogs and service dogs used by persons with disabilities are permitted in all University buildings, including the Library.
Cell phones are permitted in the Library. Users should silence devices and conduct conversations outside of designated quiet zones.
The Library welcomes children; however, all visitors under the age of 14 must be accompanied by and remain under the immediate supervision of a responsible adult over the age of 18. Library staff may contact parents or Campus Police if unattended children are discovered in the Library.
Photography, videography, or audio recording in the Library requires permission of the director of the Library or other authorized Library staff member. To ensure the comfort of all Library users, photographers and videographers or interviewers must use their own subjects. Library users may not be solicited for inclusion in photos or film. Use of photographic, video or film equipment within the Library may not:
- Disrupt Library users
- Impede operation of Library services
- Block any entrances or exits
- Violate any University rules, regulation or policies
Members of the news media must contact Media Relations or Communications and Marketing with requests to photograph or film in the Library.
Photography or filming for internal University purposes requires subjects to sign a Photo and Video Release form from Communications and Marketing.
Clothing and hygiene
All users must wear appropriate attire, including shirts or tops, bottoms, and shoes throughout their visit to the Library. Users with bodily hygiene that constitutes a nuisance may be asked to leave the building.
Food and beverages
The Library does allow food and non-alcoholic beverages in most areas. Light snacks, small meals, and covered drink containers may be consumed. No food or beverage should be consumed near computers, printers, or Library materials. Food delivered to the Library must be consistent with this policy. Large meals and odorous snacks must be consumed in the cafe.
Smoking and tobacco products
The University is a smoke-free campus. Smoking or other use of tobacco products is not permitted in the Library.
Roller blades, bicycles, hoverboards, skates and skateboards
Roller blades, bicycles, hoverboards, skates, skateboards, etc. may not be used in the Library. Bicycle racks are conveniently located outside the main entrance of the Library.
Posters, flyers and brochures
Any materials posted in the Library must be approved by the public services librarian or director of the Library. Materials may not be posted in non-designated areas or distributed to users.
Quiet study areas
The lower level and third floor are designated as “quieter” study spaces. Silence is not required, but users should work quietly. Conversation should be limited. Headphones must be used for media listening, and cell phone conversations should be conducted in stairwells or study rooms.
The Library encourages all users to pay close attention to personal property and belongings. The Library is not responsible for lost or stolen items, and Library staff cannot assume responsibility for securing or monitoring personal property or belongings.
Use of electrical outlets
Electrical outlets are provided throughout the Library, and many may be used to power electronic devices such as laptops, cell phones, and tablets. Outlets may not be used to power small appliances such as heaters, coffee pots, or any other device that poses a threat to Library collections or general safety. Some outlets are not designated for public use because of their proximity to aisle ways, and users should not remove safety covers or signage.
Use of staff workstations and telephones
Library users may not use staff workstations or telephones. In the event of an emergency, Library staff will contact emergency personnel.
To ensure safety and security, all Library users are expected to leave the Library at close of business. Campus Police will be contacted if users refuse to leave the premises at close of business. Computers, printers and scanners are available in the Library’s 24-hour lab.
Freedom of information
The Krannert Memorial Library endorses the American Library Association's Code of Ethics, Library Bill of Rights, and Access to Digital Information, Services and Networks, which support unrestricted access to information and oppose censorship. However, display of some materials may be considered disruptive, and Library staff will address user complaints. Any display of child pornography, which is illegal, will be reported to Campus Police.