Patron Code of Conduct
In order to provide a safe, secure, and welcoming atmosphere, conducive to the appropriate use of facilities, staff, services, and materials the following are prohibited:
- Loud or unreasonable noise
- Cell phone calls other than at the front area of the first floor
- Intentionally damaging, destroying, or stealing library or personal property
- Removing library materials from the Library except through established lending procedures
- Disclosing College or Library issued usernames and passwords to non-authorized persons
- Presence in staff-only areas without permission of staff
- Alcohol or tobacco use
- Animals (except for service animals)
- Selling or soliciting
- Misuse of restrooms
- Posting materials anywhere in the library other than on the bulletin boards in the entrance of the Library
- Any other illegal activity or conduct in violation of federal, N.Y. State, local, or campus law, ordinance, or regulation.
The Library strictly enforces New York State law maintaining the confidentiality of circulation and interlibrary loan records and non-disclosure of a borrower's name without consent of the borrower.
Patrons have the right to protection of any personal information pursuant to current legal codes. NY Civ Prac Law, Section 4509 (Consol. 1982), amended 1988, protects the confidentiality of library records, except with a search warrant. The ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom has information on privacy issues, explanations of the USA Patriot Act, as well as a link to the Act itself.
Vandalism and Theft
Theft and destruction of library materials and facilities result in losses for everyone. Money spent to replace stolen or vandalized materials is money that could have been used to purchase additional materials. Furthermore, destroyed materials are no longer available to those who need them to complete assignments or further their education or research.
The College Judicial System exists to prosecute violations and provide disciplinary action when necessary. The System is described in detail in the pdf file at Le Moyne College Student Handbook.
Cases of theft and vandalism involving Le Moyne College students are referred to the Office of Student Development, and in some cases are also referred to the Peer Review Board for a hearing. If the student is found guilty, penalties may range from service in the Library to a monetary assessment covering the repair or replacement of the damage materials.
Problems involving non-Le Moyne faculty, staff, or students are referred to the De Witt Police Department.
Library Regulations on Computer Use by Non-Affiliated Users
The Library reserves the right to ask any person not affiliated with the college to cease using a public-access computer if the library staff has reasonable grounds to believe that that person is violating College or Library policy. Prohibited uses of Library computers include all those that violate federal or state laws, or college regulations, or are wholly inconsistent with the Library's goals and function. Among such prohibited uses are:
a. Hacking, including installing software and/or changing settings on the local PC;
b. Physically damaging computers;
c. Disruption or obstruction of authorized use of the network;
d. Engaging in the public display of offensive sexual material (New York Penal Law § 245.11);
e. Infringing copyright or licensing agreements;
f. Using library computers with the intention of threatening, intimidating or invading the privacy of others;
g. Using library computers in ways blatantly inconsistent with the primary purposes for which they are intended