Now that finals are quickly approaching, it is a good time to review and remember the noise policy in the library. This policy is an effort to help promote a quieter space for the MCU community.
Library Noise Policy
As part of its mission, the Library strives to
create a welcoming environment where community members can study, work on
individual projects and reflect.
The library functions as a teaching space, where
community members can consult a librarian to locate and use research materials,
and a service location, where community members and staff conduct business
typical of library operations. It is expected that the normal conduct of
business in the Library will produce some noise, simply due to the small size of
We expect that community members are mature enough
to maintain respectful behavior while in the library. In those instances where
necessary, please seek out a librarian for assistance in requesting lower tones
in conversation and addressing inappropriate conduct.
Examples of inappropriate conduct include:
and obnoxious conversations in large groups.
conversations on smart/cell phones.
and offensive language.
In an effort to reduce noise, group study is
encouraged outside of the library, primarily using the Commons. Group tables
are being replaced in the library with more individualized furniture. Students will be encouraged to use outside
facilities when seeking to conduct group activity in the library.
Students who repeatedly violate the Library noise
policy may be:
Asked to leave the Library.
Reported to the Student Judicial System for
disorderly conduct, violation of a college policy, and/or failure to
As always, we invite you to come into the library, we just ask that you keep others in mind while in the space.
week the library will be celebrating the nationally recognized
Why Banned Books Week?
Held during the
last week of September since 1982, Banned Books Week not only encourages
readers to examine challenged literary works, but also promotes intellectual freedom in libraries, schools, and bookstores. Its goal is "to teach the importance of our First
Amendment rights and the power of literature, and to draw attention to the
danger that exists when restraints are imposed on the availability of
information in a free society."
challenges are motivated by a desire to protect children from “inappropriate”
sexual content or “offensive” language. The following were the top three
reasons cited for challenging materials as reported to the Office of
1.The material was considered to be "sexually explicit"
2.The material contained "offensive
was "unsuited to any age group"
American libraries are one of the cornerstones of our
democracy. Libraries are for everyone, everywhere.
Read an old favorite or a new
banned book this week.
Stop by and check out the list of the Top 10 Banned Books of 2013 at our Banned Books Display!
Welcome back, MCU students! We hope you're as fired up as the Library is to start the new academic year. To get the most out of your classes, be sure to visit the Library often throughout the semester. The Library is the place to: