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SAC Library Appropriate Patron Use

San Antonio College Library

Patron Appropriate Use: Quick Guide

The purpose of these items is to safeguard the common interest of all patrons and to enable the Library to carry out its functions as efficiently as possible.Upon entering any library area, the user agrees to adhere and abide by the policies, procedures, rules and regulations of the San Antonio College Library.

Adherence to Policies

  • Library patrons who refuse to abide by these or any other rules of the Library may be required to leave the premises.
  • Any user asked to leave campus or barred from accessing any other area on campus cannot enter the library.

Appropriate Use of the Library and Facilities

  • All library patrons should be engaged in appropriate activities associated with the use of an academic library.

Community Users (not student, faculty, or staff)

  • Check in with the desk, show identification, use designated computers only for no more than 2 hours per day, and will be allowed to use computers only from 9am- 5pm. *Exceptions can be made for users of the Federal Depository Collection in line with library operations as possible.

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, singing, or talking loudly so that others can hear it;
  • 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.

Food and Drink

  • Food is allowed in any part of the library, including study rooms and classrooms. Patrons will dispose of all trash and keep computer area clean for other students, faculty and staff.

Destruction or Mutilation of Library Materials

  • No person will 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.

Library response to policy violations

  • Any person who violates the Library’s Expectations of Appropriate Use will be expelled from the library premises for up to three years. The length of expulsion is at the discretion of Director of the SAC Library, or the Librarian in Charge, or the San Antonio College Library Campus Police Officer and will be appropriate to the infraction.

  1. The person expelled may be provided with a copy of the Library’s Expectations of Appropriate Use when possible.
  2. The person expelled may appeal the expulsion to the Director of the Library. In an appeal, the person expelled is allowed to present evidence that may support retraction of the expulsion.
  3. If the person expelled returns to the library before the defined time period has expired, or if the person refuses to leave the library when asked, library staff will call the police to have the person removed and prosecuted for criminal trespass.
  4. An expulsion from any one library location on the 2nd floor, 3rd floor, or 4th floor will apply to all library locations.

San Antonio College Library
Located in the Moody Learning Center (MLC), floors 2-4
1819 North Main Avenue., San Antonio, TX 78212
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