LIBRARY REPORTS & POLICIES

Library Reports

Library Policies

  • 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 conversation and associated noise is prohibited on:

    • 3rd floor
    • Berkowitz Gallery
    • 4th floor
    • User service desk and other user service points
    • Restrooms on all floors

    Quiet cell phone use is permitted in Phone Friendly Zones such as:

    • Public stairwells
    • Most of the 1st floor
    • 2nd floor

    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", and 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 User Services desk.

    Approved: Library A-Team, April 12, 2018

  • Guests/Visitors

    Please be prepared to show your MCard or official ID such as a Driver's License or State ID to library employees or Public Safety officers upon request. The library reserves the right to restrict visitor access during certain times including but not limited to:

    • After 7 p.m., when minors (under 18 years of age) must have a valid MCard or official ID indicating age of 18+
    • Extended study hours restricted to only users with valid MCard.

    Approved: Library Director, December 7, 2018

  • Library Users with Disabilities

    The staff of the Mardigian Library will assist persons with disabilities to gain access to library resources and services.

    • Staff will assist library users who need physical assistance retrieving library materials (for example, reaching a book or journal on a high shelf).
    • Staff may make other accommodations, such as extending loan periods.
    • The library supports the availability of the most up-to-date assistive technology.

    Approved: Library A-Team, February 12, 2015

  • Smoking

    In accordance with the campus-wide Smoke-Free initiative and University regulations, the Mardigian Library and the surrounding campus areas are non-smoking.

    Smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes, vaporizers, vape pens, and other similar devices, is not permitted in the library.

    Approved: Library Leadership, November 2, 2018

  • User Privacy

    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. The Library will neither collect nor retain information identifying individuals, except during the period when such a record is necessary to furnish a specific service – and only for that purpose. Examples of when this information is retained include: loaning a book, ordering a report, recording user service preferences, and for internal service evaluation.

    Approved: Library A-Team, December 12, 2013

Did you know?

  • 3D Printer in the Library
  • The Mardigian Library has one LulzBot 3D printer and we offer a 3D printing service for current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

  • Please visit our 3D Printing Service page for information on 3D printing, resources for students and faculty, and how to submit your 3D Print Requests.