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Policies- Evansville Library: Library Use

Library Behavior

Patron Conduct: Library patrons will act in an appropriate manner and maintain a quiet atmosphere appropriate for a learning environment. Cell phones will be kept on silent or vibrate, and no cell phone conversations are allowed in the library. Patrons violating this policy or otherwise acting in a disruptive manner may be asked to leave the library. Ivy Tech policy prohibits the use of college computers to access graphic pornography and doing so may result in loss of library privileges. 

Noise Level: The library needs to be quiet at all times since this is a place for reading and studying. It is impossible to keep it completely quiet all of the time, but  we do ask that you keep conversations quiet, and that you use headphone if you are listening to music or videos.

 Food & Drink: Eating is not permitted in the library. Drinks with lids are permitted.  Notify library staff of spills immediately.

Children in the Library

All persons are welcome in the library.  Parents or guardians are responsible for the conduct and safety of persons under their care. We require that a parent or guardian accompany children at all times.  College policy states:

Due to insurance and security purposes, children are not allowed to be on Ivy Tech property without direct supervision by parent or guardian. Children are not allowed in classrooms unless through the expressed consent of the instructor.

Study Rooms

The library has three group study rooms that are available on a first- come, first- served basis.  Individuals may use the rooms, but groups have priority and an individual may be asked to leave if a group needs the room.  We do not take reservations for the rooms and campus groups and staff may not use the rooms for meetings.

Rooms 2 and 3 have adjustable computer stations.  Individuals or groups may be asked to give up those rooms if a student has made arrangements with DSS to take a proctored exam in those rooms.    

The study rooms are kept locked until a student asks to use the room.  Please see front desk staff to be let into the room.

When using the rooms we do ask that you still keep voices down, do not take cell phone calls, and videos should be played at low volume or with headphones.

Drinks are permitted, but food and snacks are not allowed.  You will be asked to give up the room if you bring in food.