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Library Policies

This private internal guide is for Darling Library Staff reference. These library policies inform the practices of the Darling Library of Hope International University.

General Behavior

All library employees, patrons, and visitors are expected to follow the same Community Standards & Codes of Conduct as outlined in the University's Student Handbook.

Library privileges, including entrance to the library, may be revoked for those who do not comply with University standards.

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Library Behavior Policies

Food and Drink
Food and drink are permitted in the library. However, we ask that there be no open food or drink containers at the Information Commons computer workstations and please clean up after yourself.

Cell Phones
Cell phones are permitted in the library. However, we ask that sound is turned off and, as with any other conversations, voices be kept low. Extended and loud conversations should be taken outside.

Unattended Belongings

The University assumes no responsibility or liability for personal property lost or stolen on the Library premises.

Library users and guests are urged not to leave personal property unattended in the Library. The Library staff reserves the right to move unattended personal items as needed.

Library staff will turn over unclaimed items to University Lost and Found.

Items found by Library users should be turned in to the Library's Circulation Desk on the Library's first floor.

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Safety and Security

Safety and Security
The University Campus Safety officers patrol the Darling Library and enforce behavior standards regarding general campus codes of conduct. The local Fullerton Police Department and California State University Security officers may also assist as needed.

Report any suspicious activity to the Library staff or Campus Safety.

The Library Staff may refuse access to anyone.

Emergencies
Library staff including Student Library Assistants, are trained and drilled on handling emergencies in the Library. In the case of fire, earthquake, or intruder, patrons are asked to follow directions of the Library Staff for safety.

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