Conduct Policy

I. The Mansfield Library Mission statement

In support of The University of Montana's mission to provide a quality-based
learning and research environment, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library will
provide users the dynamic services essential to identify and access
information.

II.
Purpose

This
policy details the conduct that allows the patrons of the Maureen and Mike
Mansfield Library to use its facilities and programs in a safe, pleasant
environment, conducive to study and research.

III. Patron Conduct

Individual
user expectations must be balanced by and consistent with the use of the
ethical principles set forth by the University and with accepted community
standards. The following guidelines are the responsibility of all library
users.

  • Interact courteously with
    other users and library staff.
  • Comply with circulation
    policies of library materials.
  • Maintain a reasonably
    quiet environment in research and study areas.
  • Maintain a clean
    environment.
  • Use only covered beverage
    containers. 
  • In no way attempt to
    circumvent or weaken the security or integrity of the information
    technology environment.
  • Provide photo identification for
    access to certain library collections.
  • Respect intellectual
    property including copyright.

The
following behaviors will not be tolerated within the Mansfield Library:

  • disruptive behavior
  • offensive behavior
  • personal attacks
  • harassment
  • threats to persons or
    property
  • violence
  • illegal substance use

IV. Library Procedures

When
library users do not comply with these guidelines, they will be asked to leave
the library or Campus Police will be contacted.