The following policies help preserve the library environment for the common good and to make the library a clean, pleasant, quiet place, conducive to study and research.
Individuals who disregard these policies show a lack of respect for their colleagues and a lack of appreciation of the library as a shared resource and will be asked to comply or leave the Library. Repeat offenses will be reported to the Dean's Office.
BeveragesClick to Open
Non-alcoholic beverages in library-approved non-disposable spill-resistant travel mugs or sports bottles are allowed in the library.
All other beverage containers, including most containers from coffee shops or fast food restaurants and beverages in disposable cans and bottles, are excluded and the patron will be asked to leave the Library to dispose of the container.
Beverages are not allowed near School of Law computers or microform equipment.
Please do not ask Circulation and Reference to store your beverages for you. We do not have appropriate facilities to provide that service.
Bicycles, Roller Blades, and SkateboardsClick to Open
Bicycles, Roller Blades, and Skateboards may not be brought into the Library.
Cell PhonesClick to Open
Cell Phones must be turned off or set to provide an inaudible notification to the user. Cell phone calls may not be answered or initiated in most areas of the Library including: the circulation area, the study rooms and the computer classrooms.
Cell phone calls may be answered or initiated in the Law Student Lounge. Users should exercise care to respect the rights of others using the Student Lounge when answering or initiating calls.
ChildrenClick to Open
Children under age 12 must be accompanied and supervised at all times by an adult.
Computer Use PolicyClick to Open
Standards for appropriate use of the School of Law's computers are set forth in the Roger Williams University "Appropriate Use Policy."
FoodClick to Open
Food is not allowed in the Library at any time, except within the Law Student Lounge. To help maintain the lounge as a clean and pleasant area, please dispose of all waste material in the appropriate containers.
A cafeteria is also available on the lower level of the School of Law.
Lost and FoundClick to Open
Lost and Found is maintained at the Law School Circulation Desk. Items found in the School of Law should be delivered to the Circulation Desk. Items that are not claimed by the end of the semester will be donated or discarded as appropriate
Paging, Messages, and SignsClick to Open
The Library cannot page patrons and does not take messages for patrons. Any messages or signs left in the Library are subject to removal. The Library will not accept personal items for "hold" or "pick up" for patrons or delivery services.
PetsClick to Open
Pets and other animals, with the exception of legally recognized service animals, are not allowed in the Library.
Quiet StudyClick to Open
Patrons should respect the rights of others by keeping noise levels as low as possible in all areas of the Library.
ReshelvingClick to Open
Library patrons are asked to reshelve library books.
Security SystemClick to Open
The Law Library uses an electronic security system to prevent unauthorized removal of Library materials. Patrons in possession of improperly checked out materials will set off an alarm when attempting to exit.
Study SpacesClick to Open
Patrons leaving the library to attend classes or for other extended periods of time may not reserve study spaces by leaving personal belongings in carrels or on tables. Belongings may be cleared by library staff to allow others to use the carrels and tables.
TelephonesClick to Open
Telephones located at the Circulation Desk, Reference Desk, and in Library offices are not for public use.
Tobacco Products and VapingClick to Open
The use of all tobacco products, smoking, and vaping is prohibited on all University property, with the exception of vaping and tobacco use in the designated smoking gazebos on campus. View the full University smoking policy here.
Unauthorized Removal, Mutilation, Defacement, or Marking of library materialsClick to Open
Unauthorized Removal, Mutilation, Defacement, or Marking of library materials or equipment is prohibited and constitutes a violation of the Honor Code.