Code of Conduct

Ellender Memorial Library is an academic library charged with supporting the instruction, research, and study needs of the Nicholls State University community.

Any conduct that interferes with this mission in the library and in its surrounding grounds is prohibited.

The following actions will not be tolerated:

Unnecessary noise (e.g. cell phone usage, loud conversation, etc.)  Earphones must be used for streaming video, DVD viewing, and CD listening via computers or tablets. Earphones can be checked out at the second floor Circulation Desk.

Consuming food and drink, except as permitted by the Library’s Drink and Food Policy

Using tobacco and alcohol products

Viewing of pornography and computer gaming

Conducting interviews, taking photographs, operating a video camera without the permission of the directors

Hanging signage in the library without the directors’ permission

Bringing pets into the library with the exception of animals trained to assist the disabled

Activities within and around the library that could cause injury such as skateboarding and sliding down stair banisters

Carrying fire arms or other dangerous weapons

Obscene language

Stalking or harassment


Destruction of property

Solicitation or conducting of business for profit or pro bono work


The library is not responsible for personal belongings that are left in or about the building.
Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Unattended children will be placed in the custody of university police.

Please refer to the Nicholls State University Code of Conduct for further information.

All patrons are expected to adhere to privileges as pertain to different levels of patronage (student, faculty, staff, alumni, paid card holder, retirees).  To learn more about these privileges see Patrons, Visitors, and Their Privileges under Policies on the library homepage.

Revised 6/4/2014, approved by University Council