Code of Conduct Policy

The University Libraries welcome NJIT Students, faculty, staff and visitors to use the our buildings and resources for research and study. The Library is committed to ensure everyone's safety, to provide quality services and resources, and to maintain an environment conducive to research, learning and collaboration. Library users are expected to respect the rights of others, and respectfully use the Library's resources, equipment and facilities.

Users of the NJIT University Libraries have the right to expect:

  • a library environment that is free of disruptive activities including, but not limited to rowdiness, noise, and inappropriate behavior.
  • clean and pleasant surroundings. View the Food and Drink Policy.
  • access to library materials that are complete and unmarked.
  • access to equipment and services, including computing, for the purpose of performing research
  • privacy and confidentiality in their use of library services and resources.

Each library user must comply with the following set of rules and behaviors:

  • The University Libraries follow the NJIT Official University Policies that guide behavior on the campus.
  • Treat all library users and staff with respect and courtesy. Comply with staff request and directives.
  • See the Food and Drink Policy for restrictions.
  • Cell phones, and other electronic communications devices must be placed on mute or vibrate mode. Cell phone conversations are allowed only in the building lobby, or in a quiet corner where you will not disturb other students. Be considerate when using cell phones.
  • Designated "Quiet Spaces" are located on the 2nd floor (Quiet Study Room) and on the entire lower level. Remember to respect others with noise levels, conversation, use of space and resources.
  • Reservation of seats or group study rooms is not permitted. Two or more students are required to use a group study room.
  • Pets or other animals are not allowed, with the exception of a service animal.
  • Personal belongings should not be left unattended. The University Libraries will not be responsible for any loss or damage to personal belongings. Books and other materials left unattended may be removed by the library staff and taken to the circulation desk.
  • Proper clothing, shoes or other footwear must be worn at all times in the libraries.
  • A security system is used to safeguard library materials. If the alarm sounds, return to the circulation desk and a staff will assist you with the materials.
  • Check at the Circulation Desk before posting flyers and other print announcements on the designated bulletin board. Those posted elsewhere will be removed.

The following conduct is not permitted in the University Libraries:

  • Smoking, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, and weapons.
  • Disruptive behavior.
  • Damage or theft of library materials or property, or property of other library users.
  • Violating the NJIT's "Acceptable Use Policy for Cyber Resources".
  • Bathing in the restrooms.
  • Panhandling.
  • Use of skateboards, skates, scooters, or hover boards.
  • Bicycles are not permitted in the libraries, except Public Safety bicycles.

Library users who violate this policy will be asked to show their NJIT or an acceptable ID card to an NJIT library staff member. Repeat violators will be reported to the Dean of Students and Campus Life office. Library privileges may also be suspended. Where appropriate, instances of misconduct may be reported to the Office of Public Safety.

Revised July 12, 2017
Updated October 15, 2009