CELL PHONE POLICY
The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries are committed to meeting the needs of library users by providing an environment conducive to study and research.
Reason for Policy/Purpose
This policy is required for the effective communication of university policy for the use of cell phones inside University Libraries.
Who Needs to Know This Policy
All patrons of the University Libraries.
Website Address for this Policy
Expressed concerns of faculty, staff, and students about the increased volume of noise related to cell phone use in library facilities have prompted the following guidelines:
Inappropriate cell phone use should be reported to a library staff member at the nearest service desk. Individuals who do not comply with University Libraries policies may be asked to leave the library building. In some cases, University Police may be called to take charge of a situation involving non-compliance with library or university policies.
The Dean of University Libraries is responsible for the review of this policy every four years (or whenever circumstances require immediate review).
Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes
02/18/13: Formatted for template. Minor editing throughout.05/02/2013: added “stairwells” as acceptable place for conducting phone conversations.