Syracuse University Libraries include Bird Library, Carnegie Library, Belfer Audio Archive, King + King Architecture Library, and Syracuse University Libraries Facility. To ensure that the Libraries provide an atmosphere conducive to study and research, the University has established the following rules and regulations:
In addition to the regulations mentioned below, Libraries users are expected to act in accordance with all University policies (e.g. Computing and Electronic Communication Policy) and the Code of Student Conduct.
Libraries users must present or surrender their valid SU identification cards at the request of Libraries or University staff, in accordance with the Syracuse University I.D. Card Policy.
Inspection of possessions
The Libraries reserve the right to inspect possessions at entrances/exits.
Food and beverages
Food and beverages are not permitted in:
- Special Collections
- computer workstation areas
- printer and photocopier areas
- media equipment areas
- any areas where "no food and beverage" signs are posted
Carnegie Library Reading Room:
- Drinks in travel mugs with secure tops are permitted
- Food is not permitted
Smoking is not permitted in Libraries.
Disruptive behavior (e.g., loud talking or audible use of personal electronic devices such as cell phones) that interferes with the study and research needs of others will not be tolerated. Offending individuals will be asked to cease their disruptive behavior. If they do not comply, they will be required by Libraries or Department of Public Safety staff to leave the building.
Theft and mutilation
Theft and mutilation of Libraries materials are serious offenses, subject to fines, replacement costs, and/or judicial action.
Information about borrowing privileges for circulating and reserve materials, as well as policies about borrowing materials from other institutions through interlibrary loan is available on the website. The Libraries report unpaid fines/fees to the bursar's office, which withholds future University registration privileges, transcripts, and diplomas until fines/fees are paid. Circulation policies differ at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, the Syracuse University College of Law Library, and ESF's F. Franklin Moon Library.
Posting of notices
Notices, signs, etc. may be posted only on public bulletin boards and must adhere to guidelines for posting on community bulletin boards. The Libraries reserves the right to remove postings that are outdated or inappropriate.
In supporting teaching, learning, and research on campus, Syracuse University complies with all U.S. intellectual property laws, including the Copyright Law of 1976 (Title 17, United States Code), as enacted and amended.
Animals, except those trained or being trained to assist persons with disabilities, are not permitted in the Libraries.
In recognition of the individual's right to privacy protected by New York State law, the Libraries does not release information about borrowers or materials borrowed, except as required by law.
Libraries collections and services are not designed to meet the needs of children. During school field trips, children must be accompanied by a teacher or other school personnel. At all other times, children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. More information is available on the Syracuse University Safety of Minors Abuse and Reporting policy.
Patrons are prohibited to take bicycles, rollerblades, etc., in the Libraries, in accordance with University Policy entitled "Non-Motorized Wheeled Vehicle Use on University Property" (also in Student Handbook, p. 30, 34).