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Policies

The University Libraries welcome NJIT students, faculty, staff and visitors to use our buildings and resources for research and study. The University Libraries are committed to ensuring everyone's safety, to providing quality services and resources, and to maintaining an environment conducive to research, learning and collaboration. Library users are expected to respect the rights and property of others, respectfully use the Library's resources, equipment and facilities, and primarily engage in activities related to the research, learning and collaboration objectives of the University Libraries.

NJIT University Libraries endeavor to provide:

  • a library environment that is free of disruptive activities including, but not limited to, rowdiness, noise, and inappropriate behavior
  • clean and pleasant surroundings. View the Food and Drink Policy
  • access to library materials that are complete and unmarked
  • access to equipment and services, including computing, for the purpose of performing research
  • privacy and confidentiality in their use of library services and resources.

Each library user must comply with the following set of rules and behaviors:

  • The University Libraries follow the NJIT Official University Policies that guide behavior on the campus.
  • Treat all library users and staff with respect and courtesy. Comply with staff request and directives.
  • Consume food and drink only as permitted and in specified locations. See the Food and Drink Policy for restrictions.
  • No outside food orders or deliveries to library patrons are permitted in the library.
  • Cell phones and other electronic communications devices must be placed on mute or vibrate mode. Cell phone conversations are allowed only in the building lobby, or in a quiet corner where you will not disturb other users. Be considerate when using cell phones.
  • Designated "Quiet Spaces" are located on the 2nd floor (Quiet Study Room) and the entire lower level. Remember to respect others with noise levels, conversation, use of space and resources.
  • Reservation of seats or group study rooms is not permitted. Two or more students are required to use a group study room.
  • Pets or other animals are not allowed, except for a service animal.
  • Personal belongings should not be left unattended. The University Libraries will not be responsible for any loss or damage to personal belongings. Books and other materials left unattended may be removed by the library staff and taken to the circulation desk.
  • Proper clothing, shoes or other footwear must be worn at all times in the libraries. Proper hygiene must be maintained; those whose bodily hygiene is offensive to constitute a nuisance to other persons shall be required to leave the building.
  • A security system is used to safeguard library materials. If the alarm sounds, return to the circulation desk and a staff will assist you with the materials.
  • Check at the Circulation Desk before posting flyers and other print announcements on the designated bulletin board. Those posted elsewhere will be removed.
  • Children must be supervised at all times.

The following conduct is not permitted in the University Libraries:

  • Smoking, the use of e-cigarettes or other vaping devices, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, and weapons.
  • Threatening, harassing, lewd/indecent, disruptive or other behavior not related to the research, learning and collaboration objectives of the University Libraries.
  • Damage or theft of library materials, property or facilities, or property of other library users.
  • Violating the NJIT's "Acceptable Use Policy for Cyber Resources".
  • Bathing, shaving or other grooming activities in the restrooms.
  • Panhandling.
  • Use of skateboards, skates, scooters, or hoverboards.
  • Bicycles are not permitted in the libraries, except the Department of Public Safety bicycles.

Users may be asked to show their NJIT or an acceptable ID card to an NJIT library staff member upon entrance, as well as have their personal items, such as backpacks and purses, inspected. Access to the University Libraries may be limited to those with NJIT ID card late-night and on weekends. Library users who violate this policy may be asked to leave and repeat violators could have their library privileges, including admittance to the Universities Libraries, suspended or revoked. Where appropriate, instances of misconduct may be reported to the Dean of Students and Campus Life or the Department of Public Safety.

Updated and revised June 2019 by NJIT Library and Office of General Counsel

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