The OWHL will be closed from March 2-17 for Spring Break.

Expectations & Policies

The OWHL is designed to be a safe, pleasant, and academic environment for all.

What Students Can Expect From the OWHL:
  • A place with professional, courteous, and knowledgeable staff
  • A place to work by yourself or with a group
  • A place to find answers to research questions
What the OWHL Expects From Students:
  • Respect towards the staff, building, materials, and the environment
  • Respect towards your fellow students and their academic endeavors

General Library Policies


Noise:
  • The Garver Room is the Silent Study area--no talking at any time and no group work
  • All other OWHL spaces are for Quiet Study
  • Quiet conversation is allowed
  • Extended conversations and loud talking must be taken outside
  • Headphones are required to listen to music, audio, and video
  • Cell phone conversation is limited to the Front Lobby

Food:
  • Only snack foods and drinks with a lid are permitted
  • No hot or greasy foods or plates from Paresky Commons
  • Dispose of trash, recyclables, and uneaten food properly
  • Donuts, cupcakes, and other foods with icing are not permitted

Behavior:
  • No scooters, skateboards, or other wheels allowed indoors
  • Basketballs and similar items must be put away
  • No running
  • Do not misuse furniture (e.g. do not sit on tables or in windows, and do not race chairs)
  • Do not save seats in Garver, especially during busy periods

Study Rooms:
  • First come, first served
  • 2 hour time limit for groups or individuals in study rooms
  • Bags and other items will be removed if left for long periods in study rooms
  • No more than 6 people per room
  • Noise should be kept to a minimum, including background music
  • Failure to keep study rooms clean may result in all study rooms being closed by library staff

Archives:
  • No food or drink allowed in the archives or archives reading room
  • Read the rest of the Access Policies for the archives

Makerspace:

Please be prepared to present your ID upon request by library staff

Librarians, Makerspace Coordinators, and Proctors have the final say on appropriate library behavior