The University of Kansas Libraries
Consequences of Failure to Comply with Code of Conduct for Library Users
Library users who 1) fail to meet the expectations of library users, 2) fail to use copyrighted materials and electronic resources in appropriate ways, or 3) engage in prohibited behaviors, will face disciplinary or legal action to be taken in accordance with the laws of the State of Kansas and University and Library policies.
Users engaged in activities that are illegal or that disrupt the work of other users will be asked to cease that activity. Individuals whose behavior causes complaint either from library users or from library staff will be asked to refrain from the inappropriate behavior and may be asked to leave the library premises if they refuse to comply. If necessary, the KU Department of Public Safety will be called to assist. If the offense is determined to be of a serious enough nature, the user may be banned from all sites of the University of Kansas Libraries.
The responsibility for appropriate use of copyrighted, licensed, and other electronic resources lies with user. The University may suspend delivery of services to any individual found to be in violation of its policies.
Failure to observe circulation policies and procedures may result in charges or suspended borrowing privileges; unpaid charges are turned over to the University Bursar’s Office for collection. For additional information, see Circulation Policies and Procedures.
As a deterrent to theft and intentional mutilation of library materials and equipment, and as a means to recover the cost of resulting damages, the Library will prosecute persons who willfully damage Library materials and equipment, who intentionally misplace books in the Library so as to deprive others of their use, or who willfully and without authorization take or attempt to take materials or equipment from the Library. To insure uniform proceedings, penalties, and protection of rights in such cases, it is the practice of the Library to pursue criminal and/or civil, rather than University, procedures against individuals charged by the Library with these offenses.