Code of Conduct for Library Users

The Nazareth University Library is committed to providing quality services and resources within an environment conducive to intellectual pursuits. Such an environment is characterized by respect for the rights of others and respect for the library’s resources and facilities.


All Library users must comply with the following guidelines:


All Library users are entitled to:

  • Privacy and confidentiality of library services and collections.
  • Access to library materials, equipment and services, as allowed by user status.
  • Journals, books, and other library materials that are complete, unmarked, and well-organized.
  • A library with diverse environments to meet the various needs of our campus community, conducive to both quiet study and group work.


Every Library user must comply with the following standards:

  • Treat all library users and staff with respect and courtesy.
  • Comply with all staff requests and directives.
  • Preserve a quiet and peaceful environment suitable for study and refrain from creating excessive noise.
  • Avoid personal phone use in any area of the library where others are working and set personal phones to silent so as not to disturb others.
  • Use headphones for any audio or audio-visual content on computers or personal electronic devices.
  • Do not share your Nazareth ID or Guest Courtesy card with others.
  • Minors under the age of 18, who are not currently enrolled as students at Nazareth University, must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. Parents and guardians are responsible for the behavior of their child(ren) and may be asked to leave if their child(ren) are disruptive to the library environment.
  • All library material must be checked out prior to being removed from the library.
  • Material that has been checked out from the library must be returned to the library in good condition no later than the due date, or when recalled by the library.
  • Refrain from concealing library materials in the library for the exclusive use of an individual or group.
  • Be properly clothed (shirts and shoes required) and free of any offensive body odor or strong fragrances or perfumes.
  • Flyers and other print announcements may be posted only on the designated bulletin boards. Those posted elsewhere will be removed.
  • Do not damage any library material or property.
  • Alcohol, controlled substances or tobacco products (including e-cigarettes) are not permitted in the library.
  • No sexual activity of any kind in the library.
  • No soliciting or proselytizing of any type will be permitted within the library facility.
  • Report violations of this code of conduct to Library staff or Campus Safety in order that appropriate corrective actions may be taken.

Violations of this Code of Conduct may be referred for disciplinary action under applicable University disciplinary processes. Library users who violate the Code of Conduct may be subject to loss of library privileges. Where appropriate, instances of misconduct may be referred to local, state or federal law enforcement officials.