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Library Policies

Using the Library

  • The lower floor is reserved for silent studying. No talking is allowed downstairs.
  • The upper floor is for collaboration, socializing, group work, and visiting.
  • Phone conversations are allowed on the upper level of the library. Please be mindful of your volume.
  • Phone conversations on speaker are not allowed in the library.
  • Listening to music or watching a video? You must use headphones or earbuds. Headphones are available at the Circulation Desk.
  • Sleeping is never allowed in the library.
  • Smoking and/or vaping are never allowed in the library under any circumstances.
  • Lost and Found is located at the circulation desk.
  • Library staff reserve the right to prohibit disruptive and/or extreme behaviors not suitable for a library environment on a case-by-case basis.

Circulation Policies

  • Checking out a book, Chromebook, textbook, or other library item? Visit our Lending Policies pages for Students, Faculty, and Staff or Guests.
  • Patrons may change their name in their Library Account to an updated or preferred name. Ask a librarian for help.
  • The Downs-Jones Library is not currently imposing late fines. Please look after your items and return them when you can.
  • The Downs-Jones Library does impose lost item fines. If a library item is not returned for longer than one semester, the item is reported lost, or the item is returned with permanent damage, you will be charged a lost item fine so we can replace it.

Reserve Textbooks

  • Reserve textbooks can be checked out for two hours.
  • Textbooks can be renewed if no one else has requested the book.
  • Reserve textbooks must stay inside the library.
  • Please handle reserve textbooks with care.
  • Library staff cannot scan textbooks.

Food and Drink

  • Food and drink are allowed in certain areas of the library.
  • Food and drink are NOT allowed near the computers. Please help us keep these shared devices clean!
  • Dispose of ALL trash appropriately. Trash cans and recycling bins are available throughout the library. Please ask a librarian if you do not see one.
  • Please be careful and clean up around you! Report any spills to the Circulation Desk so we can help clean up.

Printing and Copying

  • Email the document you need to with “Print” in the subject line. Please specify if you need multiple copies, double-sided printing, or color printing.
  • Pick up your printouts in the library as soon as possible!
    • Black-and-White Printing: AVAILABLE
    • Color Printing: AVAILABLE
    • Double-Sided Printing: AVAILABLE
    • Black-and-White Copying: AVAILABLE
    • Color Copying: AVAILABLE
    • Scanning to USB Drive: AVAILABLE
    • Scanning to OneDrive: AVAILABLE
    • Scanning to Email: AVAILABLE
    • Printing from a Laptop: NOT AVAILABLE
    • Faxing: NOT AVAILABLE

Study Rooms

  • Study rooms accommodate groups of 1 to 4 people.
  • Study rooms may be reserved in advance for up to two hours.
  • For more about reserved spaces in the library, go to Library Study Rooms.
  • To reserve a space, visit Reserve a Study Room.


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