Guidelines Governing Conduct
These Libraries are established and funded by The Claremont Colleges to facilitate scholarship. They are private property and are not open to the general public. They are only open to persons authorized by members of The Claremont Colleges consortium. Priority is given to the students, faculty and staff of The Claremont Colleges for use of electronic resources, study space, microform readers, copy machines, and other equipment and resources. Use of the Libraries implies agreement to the guidelines listed below as well as to the rules and regulations of the members of The Claremont Colleges consortium which are subject to change from time to time without notice.
We expect all who use the Libraries to observe the rights of other readers and to treat Libraries facilities and resources with due respect and care. In order to maintain an environment conducive to effective research and comfortable study, persons who do not adhere to these guidelines will be asked to leave. Libraries photo identification cards, which are the property of the Libraries, will be confiscated without refund of any fee for violation of guidelines or regulations.
If you have any questions regarding these guidelines, please talk to the staff at the Services Desk or a Library Service Officer, who wears a vest with "Library Service Officer" printed on the front, in Honnold/Mudd Library; or to staff at the Circulation Desk at Denison Library. If you observe any problems in the libraries, feel unsafe at any time, or need assistance, a Library Service Officer and/or Library staff will be glad to respond.
- All library users are required to present a valid Claremont Colleges or Libraries photo identification card when requested to do so by Honnold/Mudd or Denison libraries staff.
- Theft of Library Materials or Equipment
- "In order to prevent the theft of books and library materials, state law authorizes the detention for a reasonable period of any person using these facilities suspected of committing 'library theft' (Penal Code Section 490.5)." Use of this library implies consent to inspection of personal effects prior to exiting the building.
- Damaging Library Materials or Equipment
- Cutting, tearing, or defacing materials such as books, periodicals, pamphlets, microforms, or tampering with equipment is prohibited and defined as vandalism in California Penal Code Section 594.
- Cell Phone Use
- To provide a quiet environment for study and research, turn off your cell phone's ringer before you enter the library. Conduct your cell phone conversations outside the building or in an area in the building where your conversation will not disturb those who are studying.
- Use of the Libraries' Computer Resources
- The computer resources in the Libraries are provided to facilitate the education research needs of library users. Priority for use of the computer resources is given to students, faculty and staff of The Claremont Colleges. Some databases are exclusively for the use of the students, faculty and staff of The Claremont Colleges. Use of email on the LIbraries' web-capable computers is intended ONLY for sending research results, such as citations from the Libraries' databases. Inappropriate use of the Libraries' computer resources may result in the revocation of library privileges.
- Noise/Disorderly Behavior
- Disorderly behavior of any kind, including excessive noise, or harassing other users or library staff is prohibited, as defined in California Penal Code Section 415.5 (disturbing the peace).
- Misuse of Library Furniture and Facilities
- Writing on furniture or defacing walls and elevators is prohibited and defined as vandalism in California Penal Code Section 594.
- Food and Beverages
- Snack size food and drinks in containers with covered lids are allowed in the Libraries except in designated areas.
- Smoking and the use of any tobacco product are prohibited.
- Persons under age 18 without a libraries card must be accompanied at all times by a parent or adult guardian who has a valid libraries card. Parents or guardians are responsible for the behavior of the children in their care.
- Roller-Skates, Skateboards, and Bicycles
- The use of roller-skates and skateboards in the libraries is prohibited. Bicycles are not allowed in the libraries.
- No animals, except seeing-eye dogs, are allowed in the libraries.
- Persons entering or remaining on these premises when not so authorized are subject to prosecution for trespass under California Penal Code Section 602(n). Loitering is prohibited in accordance with California Penal Code Section 647B.
- Soliciting for donations or signatures on petitions is not allowed unless approved by the Director of Libraries and is in violation of California Penal Code Section 647C.
- Bulletin Boards
- Only flyers for campus events at one of The Claremont Colleges may be posted on the bulletin boards in the libraries.