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Introduction to Behavior Guidelines

The Weber State University Library is a publicly supported institution that provides access to information and services. As such we strive to offer a safe and healthy environment for the enjoyment and comfort of both library users and library staff. Guidelines exist for acceptable behavior and for the protection of the Library's information resources. In addition to the civil rights guaranteed by the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U. S. Constitution, library and archival professions are guided by relevant professional statements relating to service:

A person's right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background or views. -- Library Bill of RightsLibrarians must provide the highest level of service through appropriate and usefully organized collections, fair and equitable circulation and service policies, and skillful, accurate, unbiased and courteous responses to all requests for assistance.-- American Library Association Code of Ethics

Archivists answer courteously and with a spirit of helpfulness all reasonable inquiries about their holdings, and encourage use of them to the greatest extent compatible with institutional policies preservation of holdings, legal considerations, individual rights, donor agreements, and judicious use of archival resources. They explain pertinent restrictions to potential users and apply them equitably.-- Society of American Archivists Code of Ethics

In providing service to the public, it is important that staff learn the difference between situations that require tolerance and those that require action. The guidelines given below were adopted to ensure the safety of library users and staff and to preserve and protect library and archival resources and facilities.

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