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Guidelines for Conduct: Library Patrons

The Libraries at NSCC are areas in which students have a right to expect a quiet environment conducive to study and research. (See student handbook.)

Cell Phones and Audio Equipment: When using your cell phone please be considerate of students who wish to study in a quiet atmosphere. Your audio player must be "for your ears" only. If others can hear the music while you have earphones on, you will be asked to lower the volume.

Food and Drinks: Because of potential damage to books, furniture and the computers, we ask you not to bring food or drinks into the library. (See "Library Property" below.)

Disruptive Behavior: Disruptive or inappropriate behavior, such as loud talking, swearing or overt displays of affection, are inappropriate in a library setting. Extended conversations should take place outside the library. Refusing to identify oneself with proper ID to library employees is disruptive behavior. Patrons who refuse to follow the guidelines for conduct will be told to leave the library. Campus Police will be asked to remove disruptive patrons.

Alcohol: Alcohol and/or illicit drugs may not be brought into the library. If you are intoxicated, or in possession of such items, Campus Police will be notified and will ask you to leave the premises.

Animals: Pets are not allowed in the Library, with the exception of guide dogs. Personal Possessions: The Library Staff cannot be responsible for your personal property. Please do not ask us to watch your belongings. Please do not leave personal possessions, i.e., laptops, phones, unattended.

Library Property: Library property should be treated with respect and care. Tearing pages out of books or magazines, highlighting or underlining text in books, carving graffiti on tables, and spilling drinks that stain upholstered furniture are considered acts of vandalism. Persons who willfully commit these acts are liable for prosecution (MGL, Ch. 266, Sec. 100). Parents can be held liable for damage done by a child under the age of eighteen. Patrons who set off the Library's alarm system may be required to open bags or clothing for inspection.

Quiet Zones: Quiet zones are designated for individual work, please turn cell phones off, and refrain from noisy conversations and group work.