This policy protects library materials and facilities and provides users with safe spaces for research, learning, and quiet study in all library areas.

We will refuse access to the building or service to those who disrupt the use of the facilities by others, or are disrespectful to other library users or employees. Unacceptable behavior includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Disrupting the ability of the UCR Library to provide an environment that is conducive to study and learning;
  • Preventing or postponing timely access to library resources through theft or deliberate misuse of materials or equipment;
  • Violation of University policies including computer and network use, electronic communications, and sexual harassment and the UCR Principles of Community; and
  • Vandalism or defacement of materials or library property.

Food and Drink

Food and drinks are welcome in the UCR Library except in Special Collections & University Archives. Drinks must be in closable containers. Avoid aromatic foods that may disturb others. Wipe up spills and throw away or recycle your trash. Tell a library staff member immediately if there is a spill so we can ensure appropriate clean-up.

Quiet Study

Quiet study areas are available in Rivera Library and Orbach Science Library. Please silence mobile devices and avoid conversation in these areas. If you are bothered by a noisy conversation, you may let the individual know. If you are not comfortable doing so, please report the problem to a service desk.

Mobile Devices

Mobile devices are permitted in areas not designated as quiet areas, however please be respectful of others. Turn off the ringer and only use near elevators, lobbies and other noisy areas.

Commercial Activities/Advertising/Soliciting

Commercial activities, advertising and soliciting are prohibited within library facilities. (UCR Campus Policy Number: 700-10).


Animals are not allowed in library buildings, with the exception of police dogs and guide, signal, and service animals. Users bringing non-service animals into the library will be asked to leave. (UCR Campus Policy Number: 850-38).

Skateboards, scooters, and other non-motorized transportation

Skateboards, scooters, roller-skates and roller-blades may be carried into the library, but they cannot be ridden inside. We do not have a designated place to store these items so they must be placed out of the aisles and under a table or carrel. Bicycles belonging to library users are prohibited inside the buildings, but there are bike racks outside the buildings.

Posting of Signs

Posting signs on the arches outside of the Rivera Library or on walls inside or outside any library buildings is forbidden. There is a bulletin board on the southwest corner of the Rivera Library where signs approved by Student Life may be posted.


Rev. December 2015