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NYU Health Sciences Library: Lapidus Library

Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct ensures the security, rights, and privileges of both library users and staff. This code supports a professional, warm, and safe learning environment, and describes the proper use of physical spaces, and online content.  

I. Expectations 

Avoid behaviors that are detrimental to other library users and library staff. 

Examples of unacceptable behaviors: 

  • Prolonged or loud cell phone use 

  • Yelling or shouting above the level of normal conversation 

  • Cursing, using offensive language or offensive humor 

  • Inappropriate physical contact 

  • Photographing others without their permission 

  • Leaving children unsupervised 

  • Leaving personal belongings unattended 

  • Leaving refuse – food scraps, beverages, spills – for others to clean up 

  • Damaging – tearing, cutting, highlighting, marking up – stealing or hiding library materials 

  • Damaging, misusing, defacing the library furniture, equipment, or facility 

II. Policies   

Library policy, campus compliance, and state and federal law require users to: 

  • Comply with copyright law 

  • Not misrepresent or falsify identification 

  • Follow all emergency drills 

  • Abide by the Policy on Responsible Use of NYU Computers and Data 

  • Abide by policies relating to overdue, lost, or damaged library materials 

  • Not leave patient information unattended either in paper or digital form 

III. Enforcement  

Refusal to adhere to the Code of Conduct may result in the following: 

  • Being instructed by library or security staff to leave the library, and/or 

  • Library administration may contact security, the appropriate dean’s office, or the user’s department, and/or 

  • Library administration may temporarily or permanently revoke library privileges 

IV. Web Links 

Library Policies 

Copyright Laws 

Computer and Data Use 

General Compliance 

Food in the Library

No food is permitted in the library. Water bottles and covered drinks are permitted.