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Martin and Gail Press Health Professions Division Library Circulation Policies: Code of Conduct


The mission of the Health Professions Division (HPD) Library is to provide a clean, quiet, and scholarly environment for the students, faculty and staff of HPD, and for users to have reasonable access to library materials.  We welcome other NSU students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the community, to use our facilities and resources as long as the user follows this Patron Code of Conduct.


By entering, you agree to follow the rules below:

  • Users will behave in a manner which does not interfere with the normal operation of the library, does not create a disturbance to others who are studying, and does not affect the staff’s ability to perform their duties.
    • Loud voices and conversation are not allowed, especially in the Quiet Zone of the Library.
    • Rude, offensive, abrasive, or abusive behavior when interacting with other library users or library staff will not be tolerated.
    • All users must exit the library 10 minutes before scheduled closing times.
    • All directions and instructions concerning library usage and behavior must be followed as directed by HPD staff.
  • Children are not allowed in the library without an adult supervisor.
  • Only users with NSU ID may use the small group study rooms.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices must be set on vibrate. 
  • Cell phone conversations must be held outside the library doors.
  • Smoking or use of alcohol or illicit substances are not allowed in the library.
  • Bathrooms may not be used for any purpose other than their intended one.
  • Damaging library property in any way is not allowed.
  • Selling of merchandise or solicitation in the library is not allowed.
  • All users may ask for help from the reference librarians regarding use of all resources.
  • All users must remove trash from study spaces and place in proper receptacles when leaving
  • Library study rooms are open ONLY to HPD students during exam periods. Signage will be posted.


This code of conduct is designed to maintain a safe and scholarly environment for all library users.  Violation of these policies may result in your removal from the library by campus security or by the Davie Police Department.  If you repeatedly violate this policy, the HPD Library may restrict your access for a period of time including permanent restriction.