Library Policies

Acceptable Use Policy and Code of conduct

Our goal is to provide an environment where students can learn and access information and this can only be done if the library’s environment is continually positive and professional. The following list is not comprehensive and the library or any staff at MPI reserve the right to address perceived negative conduct as necessary.

Acceptable Use

The Internet is one of the resources available in the MPI Library. This global electronic network is used by a highly diverse user population all around the world. The MPI Library does not routinely monitor and has no control over the information available through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. Comments on the contents of any internet site should be directed to the appropriate page authors. Internet users should bear in mind:

  • There are materials and other information resources that users may find controversial, inappropriate or offensive.
  • Not all sources on the Internet provide accurate, complete or current information. Users need to be good information seekers who question the validity of the information found on the internet.

Access to all information resources, including the online resources at MPI Library is a privilege and must be treated as such by all users of the system to protect the rights of the school and the community. Use of these resources, including computing equipment and software, must be in a manner consistent with pertinent school and library policies, procedures, and codes of conduct, in addition to applicable international, federal, state and local laws. The unauthorized reading, copying, altering, or destroying of files, configurations, software or hardware to which the user has not been given authorized access; the intentional or negligent altering or destroying of files, configurations, software or hardware provided by the school; or actions which interfere with computer or network access by others are serious abuse of the system that may result in penalties and/or removal from the library premises.

Code of Conduct

Unacceptable Behavior

  • Loud, disruptive conversations, including shouting are prohibited.
  • Placing or receiving calls on cell phones in the library.
  • Being in unauthorized areas of the library. Remaining in the library after closing or when requested to leave during emergency situations or drills.
  • Any unlawful behavior or any other behavior that interferes with the safe or reasonable use of the library by other library users is prohibited.
  • It is a safety and a security violation to leave personal belongings unattended.
  • Running and/or climbing within the library or playing with artwork and/or displays is prohibited.
  • Sleeping in the library. This does not include the occasional study-induced nap.
  • Failing to adhere to copyright laws.

Library Materials and Facilities Restrictions

  • Removing or attempting to remove materials, equipment, or property without proper checkout or other official authorization.
  • Concealing materials in the library for the exclusive use of an individual or group.
  • Mutilating materials by marking, underlining, removing pages or portions of pages, removing binding, altering book cards, using post-its® and paperclips or in any other way damaging or defacing library materials.
  • Unplugging cables, wires, or making any adjustment to any library electronic equipment without prior permission from library staff is prohibited.
  • Seating at tables, desks and chairs is limited to the number of persons for whom the furniture was designed. Rearrangement of equipment or furniture is prohibited.
  • Use of facilities or equipment for other than official purposes, including solicitation or distribution of materials, without prior authorization is prohibited.
  • Any items left unattended in the library are the student’s own responsibility even if there is school faculty/staff present. It is recommended to keep all personal items with you at all times.

Computer Use

  • The main purpose of the computer equipment in the Library is to support the research, learning and teaching activities of MPI. Use of this equipment for personal and leisure activities (such as game playing, e-mail, and leisure-related web sites) is allowed only when the equipment is not needed for academic purposes. Users engaged in personal or recreational use of the equipment must yield access if the equipment is needed for academic purposes.
  • The display of some sexually-explicit material on library workstations where others can see it may be construed as creating a hostile environment, a form of sexual harassment prohibited by law. Marquette students and employees are protected from sexual harassment by law. If a library employee witnesses such displays, or if a complaint is registered, users will be asked to discontinue displaying material of this nature and may be banned from using library services in the future.