Library Community Standards
The UNH Manchester Library provides shared spaces designed to support the academic mission of the University of New Hampshire by providing expertise and resources in a safe, welcoming, and respectful environment that is conducive to research and study. While the UNH Library is open to members of the public, library spaces are primarily designed to support the research, scholarship, and study needs of UNH students and employees. To achieve this purpose, certain standards of behavior are expected of all library patrons in order to foster an environment of civility and respect.
Note that during the Fall 2020 semester, we have adjusted this document to reflect changes in behavioral expectations due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
As per campus requirements, masks (cloth face covering or disposable face mask) are required in library spaces to help protect against the spread of the virus.
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic and campus mask requirement, eating is not allowed in library spaces.
For the safety of all, a 6- physical distance is required between individuals in all library spaces, including common areas, service desks, and service queues. To facilitate this important safety measure, some seating will not be available. Please leave furniture where you find it. We ask that all library users comply with posted occupancy guidelines and do not move any furniture.
Cleaning spaces and equipment
Please use the cleaning supplies provided to disinfect your workspace before and after use. Cleaning supplies must remain in the Library for others to utilize after you.
The UNH Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) provides guidelines for the acceptable use of the University's IT resources. The purpose of the AUP is to ensure that the information technology infrastructure promotes the basic missions of the University in teaching, research, administration, and service. Patrons may be asked to review and confirm an understanding of the AUP before accessing UNH IT resources.
Thank you for your efforts to maintain a shared safe and welcoming environment in the Library. UNH library personnel established this statement of community standards to ensure the safety, security, and comfort of everyone using library space and resources.
Revised August 2020