Library conduct policy

Users of the library expect to have

  • a library environment free of disruptive activity.
  • access to library materials or an ability to recall them as regulations allow.
  • newspapers, journals, documents, and books that are complete and unmarked.

Ensuring a pleasant and productive environment for study and research for all users requires that each user of the library follows the ASU Library Conduct Policy and refrain from the following activities listed below:

  1. Removal or attempted removal of library materials or property without checking them out or without authorization.
  2. Failure to abide by the food and drink policy.
  3. Smoking, including E-cigarettes, or using smokeless tobacco.
  4. Mutilation of library materials by marking, underlining, removing pages or portions of pages, removing binding, removing electronic theft detection devices, or in any other way injuring or defacing library materials.
  5. Misusing or tampering with computing or media equipment or Internet connections.
  6. Misusing Internet resources.
    See computer use policy
  7. Using a cell phone in restricted areas as designated by no cell phone signs.
  8. Bring bicycles or any motorized vehicles into the building.
  9. Concealing library materials in the Library for the exclusive use of an individual or group.
  10. Failure to return materials following the expiration of the loan period and/or on request for return of materials by the Library.
  11. Failure to pay the Library the value of lost or damaged materials.
  12. Harassment of library staff or users.
  13. Being in an unauthorized area of the Library, remaining in the Library after closing or when requested to leave.
  14. Exhibiting prohibited behaviors as described in the Arizona Board of Regents Code of Conduct, including but not limited to
    1. interference with studying, research or emergency services,
    2. causing physical harm or reasonable apprehension of such harm or
    3. creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment

The Library will actively pursue disciplinary action, prosecution, or other legal action for the offenses listed above. Misuse of the Library, whether by theft, mutilation or vandalism of library materials or property, or by interference with study and research activities of library users, shows disrespect for the institution and disregard of the rights of members of the University Community. Misuse of the Library is a violation of Section 5-303, Prohibited Conduct of the Arizona Board of Regents' Code of Conduct (BOR 5/83, 9/83). The Library Conduct Policy is based upon the Code.

Persons who commit or attempt to commit offenses stated in the Student Code of Conduct and the Library Conduct Policy, whether a member of the University Community or not, may be asked to leave the campus, may be subject to the sanctions as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, and may be accountable to both civil authorities (city, state, or federal) and to the University.

Additional information may be found at:

Also see the Library's computer use policy.