Cell Phone Use
An increasing reliance on cell phones is a reality today, however, the use of cell phones
can be disruptive in public places. The Mardigian Library has established this policy to
provide for cell phone use while also supporting an environment that promotes study and
research. Your cooperation is essential in helping us make everyone’s experience
at the Mardigian Library a positive one.
A. Cell Phone Use:
- Cell phone use is prohibited in these
No Phone Zones:
- 3rd and 4th floors (these floors are reserved for silent study)
- Circulation desk and other user service points in the library
- The corridor between rooms 1208-1216
- Restrooms on all floors
- Emergency exits/stairwells
- Quiet cell phone use is permitted in
Phone Friendly Zones:
- Everywhere else in the building.
- Please note:
- You may be asked to leave the building if you use a cell phone
in a " No Phone Zone", or if you carry on a conversation on
your cell phone in a loud and/or disruptive manner.
B. How you can help:
- Turn your cell phone off, or, set the ringer to “vibrate”
before entering the Library.
- Cell phone conversations should be:
- kept to a minimum
- conducted only in "Phone Friendly Zones."
- conducted quietly
- If you are using your cell phone in a public stairwell, please do not
block stairway traffic.
- To minimize noise, consider the option of using text messaging while in
the library, instead of conducting phone conversations.
- If you receive a call when you are in a "No Phone Zone," move
immediately to the stairwell, or the nearest "Phone Friendly Zone,"
talking in low volume as you do so.
- Report any inappropriate, disruptive behavior by contacting library
staff at the Circulation Desk.
Library Users with Disabilities
The staff of the Mardigian Library will assist persons with disabilities to gain access
to library resources and services. The following policies govern the assistance that
the library provides:
- Library Research Center staff will provide assistance as needed to UM-Dearborn
students with disabilities. Students who require extensive help may make
appointments with the Library Research Center.
- Library Circulation Desk staff will assist library users who need physical
assistance retrieving library materials (for example, reaching a book or journal
on a high shelf).
- For individuals who are registered with Counseling and Support Services,
Circulation staff may make other accommodations as necessary, such as extending
loan periods. There are two ways to determine if an individual is registered:
individuals may have a letter from the Counseling office or library staff may
call the Counseling office directly.
- When the ITS Computer Lab in the library is closed, Circulation staff will
contact Public Safety to admit registered students into the lab so they can
access the assistive equipment room.
- If any member of the UM-Dearborn community with disabilities needs frequent
assistance that is difficult for library staff to provide, library staff will
contact Counseling and Support Services to discuss possible alternatives for
Approved: Library A-Team
October 28, 2010
It is the policy of the Mardigian Library that the privacy of all users shall be
respected in compliance with University policies (SPG 601.11), federal and state laws,
and professional standards. This policy applies to all resources regardless of their
format or means of delivery and to all services offered by the Library.
Data on individuals will not be shared with third parties unless required by law. In
Michigan, library records are protected by law: the Library Privacy Act (Act 455 of
1982; 397.601 - 397.606 of the Michigan Compiled Laws). For the Mardigian Library
of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, such records include circulation and acquisition
records, interlibrary loan transactions, reference queries, reading histories, user
service preferences, and authentication logs for public workstations
To aid understanding of the use or value of resources and services the Library may
aggregate and retain user data for a reasonable period of time. It will, however,
neither collect nor retain information identifying individuals except during the
period when and only for the purpose that such record is necessary to furnish a
specific service (for example, loaning a book, ordering a report, recording user
service preferences, or for internal service evaluation)
Approved: Library A-Team
March 10, 2011