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ACU Library Policies: Library Conduct Policy

ACU Library Policies

Library Conduct Policy

The Brown Library provides collections and services in support of the instruction, research and service missions of Abilene Christian University.  Users have the right to expect a safe, pleasant and productive environment for research and study.  Users are expected to abide by the rules established by the Brown Library and ACU’s Student Code of Conduct (   

Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to: 

  • Creating a disturbance or behaving in a manner which interferes with normal use of the Library, such as rowdiness, noise, loitering, and offensive interpersonal behavior. 
  • Disruptive use of cell phones or other electronic devices.
  • Violating policies concerning food, drink, tobacco products, alcohol or drugs. 
  • Failing to follow library circulation policies and procedures.
  • Mutilating, defacing or misusing library materials, equipment, or property. 
  • Removing or attempting to remove library materials or property without checking them out or without proper authorization.
  • Concealing or otherwise restricting access to materials in the library for the exclusive use of an individual or group. 
  • Possessing a weapon or hazardous substance/item. 
  • Tampering with emergency mechanisms (fire alarms, alarms in elevators, opening emergency exits in non-emergency situations). 
  • Being in an unauthorized area of the building; remaining in the building after closing or when requested to leave during emergency situations or drills.
  • Bringing animals into the building that do not meet ADA guidelines
  • Riding wheeled devices in the library not intended for medical use. 
  • Violating University and Library rules regarding computer use.

Brown Library employees have the responsibility to enforce these guidelines. All visitors to the Library will be held accountable for their actions.  Library employees may notify ACUPD if an individual or group refuses to follow the guidelines.