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Other Library Policies

Food & Drink

  • Food and drink are allowed in the Library except for the Computer Lab.
  • There are vending machines located on the lower level near the lounge.
  • The Library encourages the use of covered containers for beverages. Please respect the environment by disposing of waste properly.
  • To be considerate of other patrons, please refrain from eating crunchy, smelly or messy foods. After eating, please wash and dry your hands before handling library materials.
  • If spills occur, please immediately report the location of the spill to a staff member at the closest public service desk who will arrange for clean up.


  • We depend on the courtesy of all our patrons to keep a productive atmosphere in the Library. The second floor has been designated a QUIET AREA.
  • Group study rooms are located on all floors and a lounge has been provided on the lower level.
  • Complaints about noise levels in the building should be directed to a staff member.

Cell Phones

  • Ringing cell phones and loud conversations are distracting to faculty and students who use the Library to study and conduct research.
  • Please be considerate of others.
  • Library patrons should set their cell phones to silent or vibrate mode.
  • The following areas may be used for cell phone conversation:
    • The lower level lounge
    • Study and meeting rooms
    • Stairwells
    • The hall outside the main entrance.


  • Visitors are required to sign in at the Circulation Desk.
  • Visitors may not borrow books or other library materials.
  • Library computers are for academic research and Canisius College students, faculty and staff have priority.
  • Elementary and middle school students must be accompanied and supervised by an adult when in the Library.
  • If children or teens engage in inappropriate behavior in the Library and/or are not accompanied by an adult, they will be asked to leave.
  • Inappropriate behavior by children or teens in the Library is defined as disruptive behavior and/or misuse of library facilities or equipment including computers.