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Rules for young people in the library
  • Young people age 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian while in the building. Young people age 7 and under are not permitted to use any public workstation.
  • Young people 16 and over are permitted in the building unaccompanied as follows:
    • During the school year Monday - Thursday, 3:00pm-5:00pm, and Fridays, weekends, and holidays 3:00pm until1 hour prior to closing. The reference librarian on duty will handle any exception to the Monday-Thursday hours.
    • During the summer 3:00pm until 1 hour prior to closing.
    • Unaccompanied young people 16 and over must present a photo ID and sign-in/out at the Check Out & Customer Service Desk.

General Rules

Young people in the Library must sign-in/out at the Check Out & Customer Service Desk, giving name/address/telephone number. All young people entering the library:

  • will be asked to present a photo ID
  • must study or conduct research on first floor only
  • may not bring food or drink into the library
  • may use the Library guest computers only when no one else is waiting; only one person at a time may use a workstation.
  • will be asked to leave the facility if they are viewing pornographic sites on any library workstation
  • may not run or play or conduct loud conversation anywhere in the building
  • are expected to respect the rights of other library users
  • are expected to respect and follow the directions of library personnel
  • may use the Public Guest Computer Workstations as outlined below

Library personnel:

  • may ask young people their age (young people under 16 are not allowed in the library without an adult).
  • may ask young people to quit and return later to their computer session in favor of waiting UDM students, faculty, staff in accordance with Public Computer Workstation policy. As an exception to this policy, members of the general public who wish to conduct research in government documents may have use of one of the reference desk computers at any time.
  • will ask any young person viewing pornographic site to leave the facility.
  • may direct young people to the Check Out & Customer Service Desk, where the Rules for Young People in the Library may be explained and enforced.


Permalink Last updated 01/23/2023 by R. Davidson

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