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SAC Library - Patron Expectations

San Antonio College Library

Expectations of Appropriate Use: Quick Guide

The purpose of these rules is to safeguard the common interest of all patrons and to enable the Library to carry out its functions as efficiently as possible.  Entering the Library signifies agreement with these rules and regulations.  Library patrons who refuse to abide by these or any other rules of the Library may be required to leave the premises.

Appropriate Use of the Library and Facilities – All library patrons should be engaged in appropriate activities associated with the use of an academic library.

Inappropriate Behavior - Library patrons expect the Library to be a quiet, safe place for study and research.  Patrons may not engage in conduct that disrupts or interferes with the normal operations of the Library, its staff, or its use by other patrons. Annoying or harassing behavior, with or without the intent to disturb others, may result in short or long-term loss of library privileges. Such conduct may include, but is not limited to:

  • Misusing library materials;
  • Inappropriate, disrespectful, or uncivil behavior;
  • Harassing or threatening behavior;
  • Using obscene or abusive language or gestures;
  • Staring at another person, or intruding on their personal space;
  • Following another person about the building;
  • Playing audio so that others can hear it;
  • Singing or talking loudly;
  • Engaging in lewd or explicit behavior, including use of the Internet for explicit content;
  • Possessing a knife, gun, or any other weapon in violation of College ordinance;
  • Smoking, including electronic cigarettes;
  • Being intoxicated or using alcohol or illegal drugs;
  • Soliciting, petitioning, selling, or advertising any goods or services;
  • Bringing in an animal, unless it is assisting a person with a disability;
  • No photography or filming unless approved by the Library Director;
  • Engaging in any activity in violation of federal, state, or local law or District, College or library policies.

Personal Hygiene – Proper attire (including shirt and shoes) is required, and an acceptable standard of personal hygiene is expected of all individuals.  Patrons whose bodily hygiene constitutes a nuisance to other persons shall be required to leave the building.

Cell Phones, Pagers, and Other Electronic Devices – Engaging in conversation on a cell phone is not allowed in the San Antonio College Library. Patrons are required to silence their cell phone while visiting the library.

Food and Drink – No Food is allowed in any part of the library, including study rooms and classrooms.  Drinks must be securely covered at all times. Patrons should dispose of all trash and keep computer area clean.

Destruction or Mutilation of Library Materials - No person should mutilate or deface any library materials, electronic resources, furnishings, equipment, or facilities. This includes disabling or changing the hardware or software settings on a Library computer.


Patrons who do not follow the Library’s Expectations of Appropriate Use may be asked to leave and may lose their Library privileges.  Patrons who violate District Policy may also be subject to arrest or other legal action.

San Antonio College Library
Located in the Moody Learning Center (MLC), floors 2-5
1819 North Main Avenue., San Antonio, TX 78212
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