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Library Policies: Facility


Research & Study Environment

Please, be considerate of others; "quiet" means that your conversation or headset does not bother others. If you need to work with others, please work on the 1st floor or use our group study rooms. 

Cell phones – Please set your cell phones, so they do NOT ring in the Library.  You may freely listen to messages and use text messaging; but any verbal communications must be kept short and conducted at a quiet level as with all normal Quiet Study area conversations.  Otherwise take your calls outside.  Misuse of these devices disturbs those engaged in reading, studying, and other educational activities.

Noise and Other Disruptive Behavior -- Users expect the Library to be a quiet place for study and research. All library users are requested to be considerate and to refrain from talking loudly, making too much noise, using audio equipment at a volume that interferes with others, or engaging in disruptive behavior.

Food & Drink

Eating is permitted in the Library. Please helps us maintain a pleasant and pest free environment to study and work by clearing up all food and beverage packages prior to leaving the facility.  Drinks ARE permitted, but only from bottles with lids or caps.  Users are expected to leave their study areas neat and clean.  Please, do not eat or drink at computer tables so we may protect this valuable equipment. 

Bulletin Boards

Poster and flyer policy

The library provides several bulletin boards for displaying posters and advertisements for student activities. Space is available on the second floor, basement, and at the front door of the library. All posters and flyers hung in the library must follow the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Any exceptions need approval of Library Director. Any promotional items found without prior approval will be removed.

Bicycles in the library

Bicycles in the Library

Per the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities, the use of skateboards, roller blades, roller skates, bicycles and similar wheeled devices inside university buildings, residence halls or on tennis courts is not permitted. Additionally, skateboards and other wheeled items may not be ridden on railings, curbs, benches, or any such fixtures, which may be damaged by these activities. Individuals may be liable for damage to university property caused by these activities. Bicycles may be stored in a students assigned residence hall room.



Fifteen minutes prior to closing, a bell will be sounded by the Circulation Desk staff to give a warning that the closing time is approaching. Please bring all materials you would like checked out to the front desk, and please finish up using the copy machines.


Vandalism and Theft

Any act of vandalism is a violation of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities  and will be treated by the library staff as equivalent to theft. Fees equivalent to those for lost books (replacement cost of item plus a $20.00 processing fee) will be charged in all cases of vandalism, regardless whether damage inflicted on the material is sufficient to force its removal from the collection.

Theft of Library Materials: Individuals will be asked to show their Marian University ID if caught attempting to take library materials without checking them out.  On the first offense, they will be asked to speak with the Library Director.  On the second offense, a formal notification of the offense will be sent to the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students and the Campus Police. Resolution may involve payment of a fine, payment of the cost of replacement of materials, probation, suspension or other sanction.

Disruptive Behavior

If you notice any disruptive behaviors, please alert Library staff.  

On the first offense, users will be given a warning.  If users have to be addressed again for the same violation, they will be asked to show their Marian ID to a library staff member and then will be asked to leave the library for the day.  The library will keep a record of the violation. Repeat violators will be reported to the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students.

If users refuse to show their ID or their behavior is violent, Campus Police will be called immediately. Sanctions will be determined by the type and severity of the offense and are governed by Marian'sCode of Student Conduct and appropriate Indiana Statutes.