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Library Policies - MUAC


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 use our group study room. 

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 a bulletin board for displaying posters and advertisements for student activities. All posters and flyers hung in the library must follow the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Any exceptions need approval of Library Staff. 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, staff will 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 machine.


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) will be charged in all cases of vandalism.

Theft of Library Materials: Individuals will be required to show their MUAC ID and speak with the librarian in charge if caught attempting to take library materials without checking them out.  On the second offense, a formal notification of the offense will be sent to the Interim Dean of Students. 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 required to show their Marian ID to a library staff member and then will be required to leave the library for the day.  The library will keep a record of the violation. Repeat violators will be reported to the Interim Dean of Students.

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


The Gerald J. Ball Library is committed to providing a quiet, welcoming, respectful atmosphere conducive to study and research in an environment that is comfortable, clean, and safe for both library users and staff.  Any behavior that interferes with the operation of the Library or its users may be considered disruptive.  The conduct of any individual using the Library is governed by all University policies, including the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Users who do not adhere to conduct guidelines outlined in University or Library policies may be asked to leave and may be subject to University disciplinary action.  

Room Reservations, Exhibits and Postings

All users must request permission to hold, exhibit, or post anything within the Library. Reservations are made by emailing


This room is for group study and holds up to 6 people.

  • Room may be used for up to 2 hours at a time.
  • Room may be reserved up to 1 week in advance by visiting the reservation page.
  • Be respectful of noise levels
  • All materials used must be cleaned up and taken with you when you leave.
  • Room is for academic use only during Final Exam Week. 
  • If you notice any problems, please report them.