Library Use Policies

Our CSN Libraries are open for the Fall semester. We are excited to see everyone in the libraries again, but we have changed some of our usual practices to keep our spaces safe for everyone.

As you start enjoying the libraries again, please:

  • Wear a mask in all library spaces. Masks are required on all CSN campuses for both vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors.
  • Practice good hygiene and wash or sanitize your hands often. We will have hand sanitizing stations throughout the library.
  • Do not come to the library if you feel sick, have a fever, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Computer Usage

Library computers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to current CSN students, faculty, and staff. Due to the limited number of computers, priority is given to those people using them for academic work. Individuals using library computers for personal or recreational purposes may be asked to give up their workstations if a computer is needed for an academic purpose.

Food and Beverages

CSN Libraries' food and drink policy is an effort to achieve a balance between the comfort and convenience of our users and the need to ensure the long life and value of our collections, equipment, and furnishings. We allow small snack food and drinks with a closed lid in the Libraries.

We expected you to be responsible and adopt the “leave no trace” philosophy in your use of food and drink in the library by properly disposing of all trash, removing any traces of food and drink, and cleaning all surfaces.

Your library card will be charged a minimum $5.00 clean-up fee for any mess left behind. All food-related garbage should be disposed of in the trash cans outside the library. Surfaces should be free of any traces of food or drink. Wipes are available at the service desks.

Noise Levels

Library users in all areas of the library, except group study rooms, are expected to keep noise and conversation to a minimum and set cell phones on vibrate.

Quiet Study and Group Study zones are posted throughout the library. A certain amount of noise is to be expected in areas of the library where staff are helping library users.

Study Rooms

Study rooms in campus libraries provide space for groups of two or more to work collaboratively and/or view media. Rooms are available all open hours to CSN students, faculty, and staff holding a valid CSN library card. Rooms are available for 2 hour use on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooms may be renewed for another 2 hour period only when there is no group waiting to use a room.

Study room users are advised to follow all rules in regard to noise levels, food and beverages, and appropriate personal behavior. Personal items left unattended in study rooms are the responsibility of the individual. For your protection, items left in rooms will be relocated to a Campus Security Office. (See your campus library for any further procedures that may apply in regard to study room use).