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BOR-KC-065

Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior in Upjohn Library Commons includes, but is not limited to:

  • Loud conversation or actions that disturb others
  • Cell phone, mobile phone, and pager use in restricted areas and when disturbing others
  • Harassing others, either verbally or through actions
  • Physical threats or abuse
  • Abusive or profane language
  • Using radios, audio players, or other personal listening equipment at a level that can be heard by others
  • Bringing pets into the library building (see Service Animals and Pets Policy)
  • Not wearing a shirt, shoes, and other basic clothing (see Appropriate Attire)
  • Spitting in the Library
  • Being in the library building without authorization from the Library Director when the library building is closed
  • Abuse or misuse of Upjohn Library Commons structure, furnishings, equipment, or materials
  • Commission of an illegal or unauthorized act on Library property against patrons, personnel, or property of the Library, i.e., theft, trespass, assault, arson, etc.
  • Use of alcohol or mood-altering drugs in or around the Upjohn Library Commons building
    (see the Kalamazoo College Alcohol Policy and the Kalamazoo College Controlled Substance Policy)
  • Inappropriate use of sensitive materials see Responsible Use of Sensitive Materials)
  • Possession or use of Weapons, Firearms, Fireworks, or Explosives.
    See the Kalamazoo College Policy on Weapons, Firearms, Fireworks, and Explosives

Patrons will be warned once and requested to leave if the unacceptable behavior continues.
Suspension of library privileges may occur if a patron has engaged in unacceptable behavior on Upjohn Library Commons property.

Policy updated February 10, 2011

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