Minors: Information for Parents

  1. Supervising and ensuring the safety of minor children in the Oviatt Library, as in any other public place, is a parent's or legal guardian's responsibility. Do not ask or expect library employees to supervise or oversee the activities of a minor child.
  2. Please be aware that our facilities are open to the public, a situation which can present risks to minors.
  3. Please be aware that this is a University Library whose collection is geared primarily toward adults. It both houses, and has Internet access to, material(s) that may not be age-appropriate for minors under 18 to read or see.
  4. Parents or adult caregivers are responsible for any act of vandalism by a minor including, but not limited to, cutting, tearing, defacing, or destroying books, periodicals, equipment, furniture or any part of the Library facility.
  5. The Library employee in charge will request that minors leave the premises if the Library Rules of Behavior are not followed.
  6. If minors are left in the Library at closing time or in the event of an emergency situation, Library personnel will immediately call the University Department of Public Safety to take custody of the minors.