In order to protect library materials, services, and facilities, and to provide a safe space conducive to research, learning, and quiet study, the following policies apply in all Library public areas.
Food and Drink
Please adhere to the following guidelines and help preserve the materials, furnishings, and ambience of the UCSB Library, where refreshments and covered drinks (i.e. have a lid) are welcome:
- Be respectful of those around you and respectful of library material and furnishings.
- Do not bring food or drinks near library equipment – computers, scanners, copiers.
- Certain specific areas may not allow food or drink of any kind due to the nature of materials in those areas. Please respect the No Food or Drink notices where they are posted.
- Please use designated trash and recycle bins, as instructed by the signs posted above them.
Noise and Disorderly Behavior
Disorderly behavior of any kind, including loud conversations, excessive noise, or harassment of other patrons or library staff is prohibited. This type of behavior is in violation of California Penal Code Sections 415 and 415.5. Please note that even if you are using earphones, your cell phone or other electronic device may be noisy enough to fall into this category.
Destroying or Damaging Library Materials and Equipment
Cutting, tearing or defacing materials such as books, periodicals, pamphlets, microforms, audiovisuals, or equipment is prohibited. Such acts may be construed as vandalism and violate California Education Code Section 19910.
Misuse of Library Furniture and Facilities
It is forbidden to misuse or deface library furniture and facilities. Such acts may be construed as vandalism and in violation of California Penal Code Section 594 and UCSB Policy P-5009.
Skateboards, Roller or Inline Skates, Scooters, and Bicycles
Riding skateboards, roller or inline skates, scooters, and bicycles is prohibited within the Davidson and Arts Library buildings. Bicycles must be parked in designated outside areas. Failure to comply with these regulations is considered a violation of UCSB Policy P-5516 and the UCSB Bicycle Book.
Smoking, Tobacco, and e-Cigarettes
Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, e-cigarettes, and unregulated products is not allowed on any UC-owned or leased properties. The Library strictly complies with this regulation. See: UCSB Smoking and Tobacco Policy and California Government Code, Section 7597.1.
Loitering is prohibited in accordance with California Penal Code Section 647b.
Soliciting and Posting
Soliciting for donations or accosting patrons for the purpose of obtaining signatures on petitions is not allowed in the Library buildings and may be in violation of California Penal Code Sections 647c and 626.6. Posting or placing of bills or flyers within the building or near its entrances is prohibited without prior approval from the Library. Approval is at the discretion of the Library, and generally will not be granted for non-UCSB events.
Only animals trained to assist persons with disabilities are allowed in Library buildings. Unattended animals, including those outside Library buildings, will be subject to removal and are in violation of the UCSB Policy P-5526 and Santa Barbara County Ordinance No. 2580, Section 7-11.
All other University policies not listed are also enforced. The University Police may cite persons who violate the provisions of this policy. Violations by faculty, staff, or students may result in corrective action through administrative channels. Permission to use this facility is revocable at any time.