Soul Regulations

Soul Regulations
SOUL seeks to provide all patrons with a welcoming, comfortable, and safe environment that promotes free intellectual exploration, research, and learning. It offers well-managed, diverse collections of library resources and a knowledgeable and helpful staff.
SOUL's primary mission is to serve O6University students, faculty, staff, researchers and alumni. Members of the local community are also welcome to use Library facilities, consistent with our policies. SOUL prioritizes certain services, resources and space to the University community and affiliated researchers. In particular, Library computers are limited in number, and often in high demand. Therefore, priority use of library computers is reserved for students, faculty and staff engaged in education-related activities.
SOUL patrons are expected to comply with the library use policies. Failure to comply with these policies may be grounds for removal from SOUL system on a temporary or permanent basis. Use of SOUL is a privilege, not a right.
In addition to generally applicable Oct. 6 University policies and regulations regarding the use of University facilities and property, the following specific library use and conduct policies apply:
1. Library patrons are expected to respect the rights of other patrons to use library resources and facilities in a quiet, clean, and peaceful atmosphere.
2. Library patrons are expected to respect and care for all library materials, equipment, and property and may not remove such items from the Library without proper checkout or authorization.
3. Library patrons must not engage in disruptive activity or other behavior that interferes with the normal use and operation of the library. Such behavior includes but is not limited to: verbal abuse, intimidation, or harassment.
4. Library patrons must not maliciously access, alter, damage, or destroy any Library computer or database.
5. Library patrons must respect a staff member's request to relinquish a computer or other equipment for use by another patron.
6. Children under the age of 16 must be supervised by a parent, tutor, youth program coordinator, or other responsible adult while in the Library.
7. Library patrons are responsible for their personal property at all times, and should never leave personal property unattended. The Library is not responsible for any loss or damage to personal property.
8. In order to provide an optimum environment for using the Library, users should conduct cell phone conversations away from study and research areas and turn off ringers while in the Library.
9. Food and drinks are prohibited in book shelves and reading areas and restricted at computer workstations or other equipment susceptible to damage.
10. Library restrooms are not to be used for bathing or other similar purposes.
11. Library patrons are expected to comply with the Library's policies (found at Circulation Desks) regarding online viewing of sexually explicit materials.