Library Policies

Food & Beverages

Food is only allowed on the upper level of the library.

Beverages in covered containers are allowed everywhere except at the computer workstations. No food or beverages are allowed near the computers.

Quiet Study Areas

While the Library does not offer maximum quiet areas, all patrons are expected to be respectful of those around them. Group study in the library is expected, but we ask that it be conducted by quiet conversation.

Computer Workstation & Internet Use

Computer workstations in the library serve the teaching and research mission of the University and have been provided for the purpose of making available to library users a wide variety of bibliographic and reference databases as well as web sites and email on specified terminals. Uses inconsistent with this mission are not allowed.

The appropriation of library workstations by individuals for recreational or personal use is not permitted. Further expectations for acceptable behavior can be found on the UW – Madison Libraries Code of Conduct.