Cell Phone and Video Chat Use
The Libraries' policy regarding the use of cell phones attempts to strike a balance between the maintenance of a library environment conducive to research and study, while accommodating the increasing presence of cell phones on campus. Common sense and courtesy is the order of the day.
Owners of cell phones are expected to turn telephone ringers off, or to the lowest volume level while in the library. If cell phone use is required, users will be expected to move to a location away from fellow students so conversations will not disturb others. Loud conversation is both unnecessary and unacceptable. Extensive cell phone conversation while in the library is discouraged. Just like use of a headset is expected for patrons who need to listen to audio on personal or library computers, speaker phone or video chat is unacceptable.
As a courtesy to the other patrons, please use the study rooms only for video chat at a reasonable volume. Use of Skype or other video chat in the hubs, labs, and computer stations is forbidden.
Areas in each library considered designated quiet areas are off-limits to cell phone use.
In Hagerty Library, the lower level, and areas near the restrooms on each floor may be used for quiet, brief cell phone conversations. In the Hahnemann Library, the lounge areas immediately outside of each of the Health Sciences Libraries, or adjacent to the Computer Lab, are the appropriate areas for phone use.
Failure to comply may result in loss of library privileges and the implementation of a more stringent cell phone use policy.
Content Editor: Shawn Woodson
Last Updated: 06/07/2012