This building use policy is designed to help prevent damage to Fine Arts Library materials, furniture, equipment, and the building, and also to recognize the needs and comfort of library users.
Food and Drink
Consumption of food is permitted. Non-alcoholic drinks in spill-proof containers are allowed (e.g. water-bottles with caps, coffee cups with lids). Soda cans are not spill-proof. Patrons with food and/or non-spill-proof cans or cups may be asked to move to the lounge areas outside the library in order to finish eating and drinking. Deliveries of food (except for organized special events) will be refused by library staff.
Noise and Study Areas
Staff and users should respect the rights of others to study in peace and should refrain from making excessive noise. The fifth floor is designated a quiet study space. The Roberts Reading Room (3rd floor) is designated a collaborative study space.
Cellular Phones and Other Electronic Devices
Cellular phones should be set to vibrate as ring tones are annoying and disruptive. Texting is welcomed but voice calls should be made outside the library. Please mute all computers and other devices. Use ear buds or earphones to listen music, movies, plays, etc.
The closest parking garages are San Jacinto and Manor. Thirty minute free parking is available in front of Bass Concert Hall and in the loading dock area of the Doty Fine Arts building on Trinity street
Flyers from University departments and student organizations as well as flyers from outside, non-commercial organizations may be posted on the bulletin boards on the third floor and the small bulletin boards outside the library doors in the third floor lobby. Stacks of non-commercial postcards/flyers may not be left on the Circulation Desk, but may be left in designated areas. These areas will be cleared periodically.
Commercial advertisements, such as sublets, instrument sales and art supplies, and tutoring are not permitted.
The Fine Arts Library reserves the right to determine what will remain posted. Preference will be given to events that are arts-related or use library materials.
Flyers of any kind found posted in the library’s restrooms (including the ones outside the library, off the third floor lobby) will be removed.