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Law Library Conduct

The Law Library provides collections and services in support of the instruction, research, and service missions of the University of Georgia Law School community. Users have the right to expect a safe, pleasant and productive environment for research and study. Users are expected to abide by the rules established by the Law Library and the University of Georgia Code of Conduct.

Please observe these basic rules in the Law Library:

  • Be considerate of other Law Library users
  • Do not eat food or smoke or chew tobacco anywhere in the Library.
  • Drinks are permitted if they are in containers with lids.
  • Remove all personal items from the Library when you leave for the day.
  • Do not mark any Library materials with a pen, pencil or Post-It .
  • Check out any Library material you intend to remove from the Library.
  • Respect the ultraquiet designation of the Law Library Annex by keeping conversation and other noise to a minimum and silencing electronics.

Examples of unacceptable behavior include but are not limited to:

  • Creating a disturbance or behaving in a manner which interferes with normal use of the Law Library, such as rowdiness, noise, loitering, and offensive interpersonal behavior.
  • Disruptive use of cell phones or other electronic devices.
  • Violating policies concerning food, drink, tobacco products, and/or alcohol or drugs .
  • Failing to follow instructions and requests from Law Library staff.
  • Mutilating, defacing or misusing library materials, equipment, or property.
  • Removing or attempting to remove library materials or property without checking them out or without proper authorization.
  • Concealing or otherwise restricting access to materials in the library for the exclusive use of an individual or group.
  • Bringing a weapon or hazardous item into the Law Library.
  • Engaging in sexual activity in the Law Library.
  • Harassing or stalking library staff or users.
  • Tampering with emergency mechanisms (fire alarms, alarms in elevators, opening emergency exits in non-emergency situations).
  • Being in an unauthorized area of the building; remaining in the building after closing or when requested to leave during emergency situations or drills.
  • Violating UGA Policies on Use of Computers or the Law Library's Acceptable Internet Use Policy.

Individuals or groups who do not follow these guidelines may be accountable to both civil authorities (city, state, or federal) and to The University of Georgia.

Last reviewed: October 2011