Quiet phone conversations are allowed on Level 1 and Level 2 of the library. Cell phones must be set to vibrate upon entering the library. Level 3 is a quiet floor, so phone conversations should be limited to group study rooms. Please respect others' needs for quiet areas.
Staff will be happy to provide any disabled person assistance in retrieving books from our Main Stacks. Please ask at the Circulation Desk for assistance. All floors are accessible via elevator off the lobby level.Jaws (screen reader), Kurzweil (screen reader), and Zoomtext (magnification and screen reader) are installed on computers #27 and #29 in the Information Commons (1st Floor). In addition, there is a CCTV Machine next to the color printer for magnification to help visually impaired students.On Level 2 we have an Infinity Two-Story worktable, an effective ergonomic table with push-button height adjustment providing the correct task height for single user and multiple user environments. NOTE: Please be careful not to put too much weight on the table.For assistance with operating the table, please contact library staff at the Circulation Desk.
Filming, video recording, and photography are allowed, whether for student projects or commercial purposes, only with permission from the Dean of the Library or the Associate Dean. Please contact Library Administration at 310-338-4593.
Off-campus requests must contact the university's Media Relations Department for permission before visiting the campus. Please review LMU's campus-wide policy.
The Jazzman Cafe and adjacent media lounge are the best places for eating and drinking within the library. However, drinks with lids and dry snack foods may be brought into most areas of the library; food and drinks are prohibited in Archives & Special Collections. For complete policy, click here.
The Library has 33 group study rooms, some for general use and some for more specialized use, such as viewing videos and listening to sound recordings. All rooms have power and data. Group study rooms are available to LMU students, faculty, and staff. They may be scheduled in advance through the RoomWizard system. Individuals may use these rooms, but groups have priority for all but the presentation rooms on the first floor. Individuals will be asked to vacate a group study room if there are no other room available. For the complete policy, click here.
Public lockers are available free of charge on Level 1 and Level 3. Located in a hallway to the left of the Circulation desk, some of the lockers on Level 1 have power, so users may charge their laptops, cell phones, or other devices while using the library. Other lockers are large enough to accommodate a backpack or skateboard. The Level 3 lockers are located outside Archives & Special Collections and designed primarily for their users; however, empty lockers may be used by any library user. The public lockers are not meant for long-term use and will be cleared regularly. Items found in lockers will be bagged and taken to the library's lost-and-found in Circulation.
Faculty lockers are located in the Faculty Commons on Level 3. These lockers are designed for long-term use. A faculty member may be assigned the use of a locker for one semester. Lockers may be renewed in subsequent semesters unless there is a waiting list. Locker assignments are handled by the Circulation Department.
Items found in the Library are immediately taken to the Circulation Desk, where they are tagged with the current date. Valuable items such as purses, wallets, iPods, cellphones will be kept for a hour or so for the owner to claim it; Circulation staff will attempt to contact owner via phone or campus email for any valuable found items. After an hour or so, these items will turned over to the Department of Public Safety for safekeeping. Other items will be held until weekly pickup by DPS and kept in the University's Lost and Found at the Department of Public Safety, 310-338-2893.
You may check your library account to see the status of books checked out, when they are due, fines incurred and items on hold that are ready to be picked at the Circulation Desk. All library fines and fees are payable by Onecard flexi-dollars, check, or credit card. No credit card transactions less than $5.00 are accepted. We do not accept cash for any transaction. Replacement of a lost visitor's card is $5.00.
The photocopiers, printers, scanner, and microfilm/fiche reader accept OneCard and credit cards. Flexi-dollar value may be added to your OneCard at the Value Transfer Station (VTS) located in the copy room adjacent to the Information Commons on the first floor.
No pets or animals are allowed in the library, with the exception of Service Animals.
The wall cases in the Jazzman Cafe' are used to advertise events hosted by the library or sponsored by the library, and to display library information (such as changes in hours).
In the event that the library does not require the use of all three cases, outside groups may submit their own flyers for display. Each request will be reviewed, with priority given to events that are of an educational or instructional nature, and are in line with the library's overall mission. Requests should be sent to Jamie Hazlitt, chair of the Programming Committee at Jamie.Hazlitt@lmu.edu .
The library's mission statement is available on the library website at http://library.lmu.edu/about/missionstatement/
The third floor of the library is designated as our quiet area, where all noise should be kept to a minimum for studying. Cell phone on this floor is prohibited; talking and other noise should be kept to a bare minimum.
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