Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Code of Conduct Policy

The primary purpose of the ERAU Hazy Library and Learning Center is to provide the best possible environment for research and study for the University community.

Users and staff of the Hazy Library and Learning Center expect

  • a safe and healthy environment free from disruptive activity, harassment, and intimidation.
  • access to library and multimedia facilities and resources free from damage.
  • Misuse of the Library shows disrespect for the institution and disregard for the rights of members of the University community.

  • These guidelines are based on the University’s Policies documented in the Students Rights and Responsibilities and the Administrative Policy and Procedure Manual (APPM).

Hazy Library and Learning Center Requires that Users:

Alcohol/Drugs: Refrain from using alcohol and/or illegal drugs, as they are prohibited on campus. (APPM 8.6.1)

Animals: Leave animals including dogs, cats, and other household pets outside, as they are prohibited in campus facilities. Registered service animals are permitted inside. Pets must be on a leash and attended to at all times while on campus. (APPM 1.24)

Attire: Wear shoes and shirts and appropriate attire.

Borrowing: Check out materials properly before removing them from the library.

Computer/Internet Use: Refrain from transmitting or displaying any material in violation of Arizona Revised Statutes, specifically ARS 13-3507 which states it is a violation of law to place explicit sexual materials on public display.

Copyright: Adhere to copyright laws, including not systematically downloading, printing, or disseminating content from ERAU licensed electronic resources.

Disruptive behavior:Be courteous to those working or studying and do not disturb or disrupt normal use of the Library or interfere with studying, research, or emergency services (e.g. disruptive noise, disorderly conduct, rowdiness, profanity, obscene gestures, harassment, running).

Electronic devices: Be courteous when using electronic devices that can be disruptive to others. Use cell phones in the lobby areas or outside the building. Check out headphones for use within the library.

Evacuation: Promptly leave the building at closing and when asked to leave during emergency situations and/or drills.

Exits: Use designated exits. Use emergency exits in emergency situations only.

Fines: Pay the Library or Multimedia Services charges for the value of lost or damaged materials and all overdue fines.
Food and Drink: Clean up and leave no mess. Dispose of food in large trash containers. Notify staff about spills. Take smelly food outside.

Harassment: Refrain from any willful, intentional or persistent verbal, visual, written, or physical act which harms or annoys other individuals, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.

Inspection: Permit library personnel to inspect personal belongings when security alarm sounds.

Loan periods: Return materials by due date and/or upon request for materials recalled by Library staff.

Noise: Observe Quiet Zones. Respect others’ need for quiet study. Be aware of how you are disrupting others. Treat the library as a learning center.

Notices: Post public notices on designated bulletin boards. Include sponsor or organization and contact name. Notices may not be posted on windows, posts, painted walls or doors, or exterior building walls.

Pedestrian endangerment: Use bicycles, skateboards and roller blades outside the building and away from campus facilities. Secure bicycles outside the building.

Personal belongings: Protect personal belongings and do not leave laptops, backpacks or personal items unattended. The Library is not responsible for loss or damage of personal belongings.

Property damage: Handle materials with respect and care; no defacing materials, breaking equipment, furniture, or facilities in any way; no cutting, underlining, or removing pages or binding; no removal of electronic theft prevention devices.

Public use: Comply with and abide by university and library policies and state and federal laws. Current ERAU students, faculty, and staff are primary clientele. During periods of high demand, ERAU students will have priority for use of facilities and equipment.

Quiet and silent study: Use low voices and refrain from using cell phones in designated Quiet Zones. The Worthington Reading Room is dedicated to super silent study.

Solicitation: Solicitation for commercial or non-educational purposes is not allowed whether it is in person or leaving pamphlets and brochures.

Supervision: Minors under the age of 18, must be accompanied by an adult. The library cannot act in loco parentis. Exceptions are matriculated students and students who are currently affiliated with a contracted ERAU program.

Telephone: Use the courtesy telephone for brief conversations which will not interfere with Library operations. Telephones at service desks and offices are for official Library business only.

Tobacco: Refrain from using tobacco products, whether in the form of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, dipping/snuff, or chewing tobacco in the building as they are prohibited in all University buildings.  (APPM 1.24) Smoking is permitted outside, 25 feet from doorways.

Weapons: Refrain from bringing firearms, knives, or other weapons into the Library, as they are strictly prohibited on campus. (APPM 1.23)

Enforcement and Consequences

  • The University and Library administration have the authority to impose reasonable restrictions on the time, place, and manner of library access and use.
  • Misuse of the Library is a violation of University Administrative Policies and the Student Rights and Responsibilities. 
  • Library staff have the authority to request proper identification of patrons. Students should have access to their University ID cards at all times.
  • Any person who commits or attempts to commit offenses, whether a member of the university campus or not, may be asked to leave the building or campus and may be subject to the sanctions of restricted library privileges, suspension, expulsion, prosecution, and/or restitution.  If the patron refuses to leave or stop disruptive behavior, library staff will notify the Library Director and Campus Safety.
  • Violators may be accountable to University and civil authorities.