Campus facilities are designed for use by members of the campus community, which includes students, faculty, staff and visitors. The University Library welcomes children accompanying a parent or adult caregiver, but parents or adult caregivers should be aware that the library's collection of materials and unfiltered Internet access is designed to meet the research and curricular needs of its primary users, adults.
Furthermore, the UWG Library is open to the public, a situation that can present risks to children. For these reasons, parents or adult caregivers must recognize their responsibilities for the safety and security of children in their care, and for monitoring exposure to materials they may consider inappropriate to children.
- Children under 12 must be under the supervision of an adult* who assumes responsibility for him or her while in the Library.
- Parents and adults must monitor all activities and behavior of their children while they are in the library and are responsible for any damage to property done by the child.
- Library computers are to be used in accordance with the Ingram Library Computer Use Policy.
- Any patron creating a disturbance, regardless of age, will be asked to leave the library. If the person involved is underage, Public Safety will be called to take custody of him/her.
- If a child is left unattended in the library or in the event of an emergency situation, staff will notify Public Safety. Public Safety will also be notified if an unaccompanied child is in the Library at closing [staff on duty should remain in the building with the child until s/he is picked up by an officer].
*an adult is defined to be a person who is at least age 18.