Summer Session Hours

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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


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