User Rights & Responsibilities
access a safe, respectful and welcoming environment that fosters scholarly research and collaboration
request others to end conversations, lower voices, and otherwise enforce an environment conducive to academic study
request and receive assistance from library staff to enforce an environment conducive to academic study
expect that library staff will manage disruptive or disrespectful behavior with professionalism, and take appropriate steps to restore an academic atmosphere
Library users have the responsibility to:
- treat others with dignity and respect
- refrain from offensive, discriminatory and threatening language and actions
- abstain from behavior that impedes the right of others to use the Library for academic study
- refrain from talking loudly
- ensure that all personal devices are turned off or on silent mode
- respect the Library’s facilities, collections and service
- refrain from marking, annotating or otherwise damaging library materials
- refrain from removing, vandalizing or otherwise abusing library furniture and equipment
- refrain from eating or drinking outside of university designated areas
- act conscientiously as library borrowers
- ensure that all items are returned by the dates specified, or incur fees
- settle all library debts swiftly to avoid suspension of borrowing privileges
- for graduating students, failure to pay debts to the Library will result in degree certification being withheld
- abide by all Library policies
Use of any personal equipment or devices should not be loud enough to disturb others.
Please be considerate of other patrons and limit conversation and volume.
The Computer Lab is available for group study and conversation at a reasonable volume.
Food & Drink
- No food or drink, with or without lid.
- Conversation on cell phones is prohibited.
- Removal, abuse of or tampering with equipment is prohibited.
- Examples of such prohibited action include but are not limited to: unplugging equipment, pounding keyboard, removing mouse from computer station, and turning off computer.
- Accessing and/or downloading illegal material on computers is prohibited.
- Saving or downloading illegal or infected files, documents and software onto computers is prohibited.
- Any and all unauthorized files, documents or software found on computers will be removed immediately.
- Newspapers, journals and magazines must remain inside the Library or study area.
- Footwear must be worn at all times. Feet are not allowed on computer workstations, tables and furniture.
Vandalism, Theft & Damages
Freedom to Access
Electronic Resources Policies
Fair Use & Copyright Law
The Library advocates the growth of knowledge and supports intellectual development through the continual expansion and refinement of its collections, services and information technologies. In pursuit of these endeavors, the Library is dedicated to strict adherence to intellectual property law, and to preserving the rights of copyrights owners and users of copyrighted works in compliance with the fair use provisions of the Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. Section 107).
Develop and enforce library standards, procedures and policies that do not limit fair use.
Engage in contractual licensing agreements that allow access and use of information without restricting fair use.
Provide information and resources on fair use and copyrighted works for DULA students, faculty and staff.
Inform and instruct DULA students, faculty and staff on their rights and responsibilities under the fair use provisions of the Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. Section 107), and their appropriate application in the use of copyrighted works.
- Donations presented to the Library are accepted for review only. There is no guarantee that the donation will be added to the Library’s collections.
- Donated materials must be given without restrictions. Items are not returned, whether added to the collection or not.
- Acceptance of donated materials for review is limited due to time and space constraints.
- The Library is unable to accept donations of duplicate materials, outdated books or journals, obsolete multimedia formats and materials in poor physical condition.
- A form acknowledging the donor and number of donations is provided to the donor.
- The Library does not assign a monetary value to donations for tax purposes, or supply a list of items donated.