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Patron Behavior

The library staff is dedicated to creating a welcoming, attractive, and safe facility, where the Loras community can
•    Study, read, and research individually and in groups
•    Receive assistance with research
•    Relax and pursue extracurricular reading and activities
•    Connect with others outside of designated quiet areas
•    Attend lectures, readings, concerts, art displays, and other events
•    Use materials in the archive, the Center for Dubuque History, and the library special collections
•    Receive assistance in the Learning Commons, the Lynch Disability Resource and Cultural Center, the Center for Experiential Learning, and the Center for Learning and Teaching

Disruptive Behavior
Disruptive behavior in the library is considered any behavior that disrupts the use of the library by others. It may be through excess noise, but could also be related to campaigning, petitioning, survey taking, or selling.
The Library will address disruptive patron behavior by:
1.    Giving the disruptive patron a verbal warning.
2.    Asking the disruptive patron to stop their disruptive behavior or leave the library.
3.    Asking the disruptive patron to leave the library in advance of notifying Security of the disruption.
4.    Call Security and ask them to address the disruption and remove the disruptive patron from the library.
5.    Repeat offenders will be referred to administration.
If the disruptive patron is not currently a Loras student or affiliate, they may be banned from the library and/or campus.

Unattended minors
Loras College Library is primarily a place for research and study by the college community. For reasons of safety and considerations for our patrons, children under the age of thirteen must be in the company of and under the constant supervision of an adult.  Parents of disruptive children will be asked to remove them from the library. Unaccompanied minors will be brought to the attention of Security staff. Unaccompanied children under thirteen may arrange access to federal depository library collections and services by contacting the Library Director.