Building Policy

Building Policy

Library policies are designed to promote an appropriate

environment for research and study and to protect Library users, collections and

OPEN SHELVES:  The Library is an Open Shelf Library which means that most
materials are out and easily accessible to all.  However, everyone must be
willing to submit to inspection when they leave the building.

FOOD allowed in Library Cafe’ area only.

DRINK permitted outside Library Cafe’ only in acceptable containers except
in Special Collections.

SMOKING or other use of tobacco products is prohibited in the Library.

CELL PHONES:  Pagers and cell phones must be turned off or set to provide
an inaudible notification to the user.  All cell phone conversations should
be conducted quietly so as not to disturb others.

AUDIO from devices should not be loud enough to be heard by others
in the building unless these devices are used in a closed group study room.

LOST AND FOUND:  Items found in the Library
are kept at the Library Service Desk, then periodically turned over to Public

IDENTIFICATION:  To assure legitimate use of the Library, staff may
request that users present valid identification.

EMERGENCIES:  Library users must comply with staff directions during an
emergency situation.  For example, when the fire alarm sounds, users will
be directed to evacuate the building.  During a tornado warning users will be
given the option of going to the basement or leaving the building.  

REMOVAL, MUTILATION, DEFACEMENT, OR MARKING of Library materials, equipment,
or facilities is prohibited and subject to disciplinary action
Conduct Code
8:050) and prosecution under state law (RSMo

COMPUTER USE:  Use of computers in the Library is governed by Truman
State University’s

Acceptable Use of Electronic Information Resources Policy and the Library’s
Acceptable Computer Use Policy.

POSTERS AND FLYERS:  A bulletin board in the foyer is available for
postings.  Posters and flyers may not be attached to the building or
columns, inside or outside, nor distributed within the building, unless
authorized by the Dean’s Office.

PERSONAL BELONGINGS:  Personal property and study materials should not be
left unattended.  Library staff is not responsible for personal items left
in the Library.

PAGING, MESSAGES:  The Library cannot page people and does not take
messages for users. 

CHILDREN should not be left unattended.

ANIMALS: Only trained service animals such as guide dogs
are allowed in the Library. All other animals are prohibited. For definitions

PHOTOGRAPHY/FILMING POLICY:  Anyone interested in filming/taking pictures in
the Library must make their request to the Dean’s Office during business hours,
or to the Library Service Desk in the evening and on weekends.  If
Library users or staff are filmed/photographed during the project, the persons
doing the photography must obtain written permission from the person being
photographed, videotaped, etc.

NO BICYCLES or NON-COLLAPSIBLE SCOOTERS may be brought inside the
building.  Skate boards, in-line skates, roller skates, and collapsible scooters
must be carried while in the building and may not be placed where they obstruct
corridors or pathways.  Exceptions will be made for therapeutic devices
needed for basic mobility.