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*CVTC Library Policies: Library Etiquette

Library Code of Behavior

Library Code of Behavior

Library resources, services, and study spaces are an important part of the learning environment at the College.  It is very important that Library users respect the rights and privacy of others while in the Library. Disruptive or unacceptable behavior  may result in patrons being asked to leave the Library.  Patrons may also be subject to other action in accordance with College policies and/or state and federal law. Library and Learning Center staff reserve the right to determine the appropriateness of any behavior. As part of the College’s Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities, and in alignment with the College's Mission Statement, the Library will strive to meet the needs for student access in the following Core Abilities to "think critically" and "communicate effectively."

We ask our users to please report any inappropriate behavior to the Library or Learning Center staff. Staff will address the concerns immediately and contact CVTC Safety & Security or the Eau Claire Police Department, as needed.

To promote a greater area for learning, and to help others succeed in their endeavors, please abstain from the following activities:

  • Talking on cell phones. 
  • Using headphones at a volume that is audible or disruptive to others.
  • Having food or uncovered beverages when using Library computers and/or equipment.
  • Conversing loudly and/or using offensive, threatening, harassing or abusive language and/or gestures.
  • Physically or verbally abusing Library users or staff.
  • Violating the Internet/E-mail Acceptable Use Policy as defined in the Student Handbook
  • Violating the Cell Phone/Pager Use Policy as defined in the Student Handbook
  • Using tobacco products, alcohol, e-cigarettes or illegal drugs in the Library.
  • Gambling.
  • Damaging, defacing, or misusing Library material and/or property.
  • Stealing Library material and/or property. [Wisconsin State Statutes 943.61(2)]
  • Leaving behind messes that require cleaning and/or are deemed unsanitary or unsafe
  • Leaving children under the age of 16 unaccompanied. The Library accepts no liability or responsibility for the safety of unaccompanied children.
  • Abusing printing and/or scanning privileges.
  • Performing lewd or sexual acts in the Library.
  • Entering the Library without proper attire (shirt, shoes, etc.).
  • Failing to present appropriate ID when requested by staff.
  • Knowingly giving out false or inaccurate information.
  • Demonstrating any behavior in violation of the Student Handbook or of State or Federal law.
  • Exhibiting any other behavior deemed inappropriate by Library staff.


  • Patrons found to be in violation of these rules will be given a warning and offered the choice of  discontinuing the behavior or voluntarily leaving the Library.
  • In the event that a patron refuses to either discontinue the behavior or leave the Library, CVTC Safety & Security will be contacted, and the patron will be identified and removed from the Library. 
  • Failure to either comply with the Library Code of Behavior or leave the Library may also result in suspension of Library privileges. 
  • Should a patron continue to exhibit inappropriate behavior on subsequent visits, he/she will be referred to College and/or Library administration.
  • When necessary, 911 will be called.

Children in the Library

 Children in the Library

We welcome children in the Library! However, to respect the needs of our students and other Library users, we ask the following:

  • Anyone under the age of 16, not enrolled at the College, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • If parents wish to have their children use the computers, they must be logged-in using their parent’s login and must remain present the entire time.  This indicates the parent has given permission for their child to have access to the resources available. 
  • The Library and Learning Center is a designated quiet study space; we ask that all users - including children - respect this request by College students.
  • If a child under age 16 is left unaccompanied in the Library, staff may become concerned and contact CVTC Safety & Security.


Service Animals in the Library

Service Animals in the Library

Because animals in the library are incompatible with the essential purpose of the library to serve as a quiet study area, it is the library's policy not to allow persons to bring animals into the library with the exception of a service animal accompanying a person with a disability or a certified trainer.

A service animal is any dog that is individually trained (or being trained) to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. In other words, not only must the service animal be a dog, but the dog must be trained to perform specific tasks – “the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship do not constitute work or tasks for the purposes of this definition.”

While on College property a service animal shall be under the control of its handler. Usually this means the service animal must have a harness, leash, or other tether. Anytime a service dog is behaving in a manner incompatible with the essential purposes of the library, the library will immediately require that the service dog be brought into conformity or leave the library.

Incompatible behavior includes:

  • barking
  • urinating/pooping on floor
  • running away or otherwise leaving the side of the owner
  • biting or other threatening actions such as growling, teeth bared, lunging on others besides animal owner
  • damaging property of College or others

Anyone bringing a service dog into a library may be asked the following questions:

  1. Is this animal required because of a disability?
  2. What work or task is this animal trained to perform?

Semester Learning Center Hours

Monday - Thursday

7:30 am - 8:00 pm


7:30 am - 5:00 pm


9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Library Help

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