Welcome to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Davis Library. In order to protect your right of access, promote your safety, and protect library resources and facilities, the Library prohibits activities that present health or security risks, that damage library resources, are illegal, or interfere with maintaining an environment that is conducive to teaching, learning and research.
The following are illegal under North Carolina or federal law:
Additional Building Use Policies
Only guide animals and companion animals that assist people with disabilities are allowed in the Library.
Use of photographic or video equipment is restricted. Individuals, classes, groups, or organizations desiring to film the Library or its staff or users must first get permission in the Library Administrative Office.
Cell Phone & Pagers
In order to preserve a quiet study environment, we request that library users set their cell phones and pagers to vibrate or a nonaudible signal. We also ask that if you must take a call while in the library that you speak softly and move to an area, such as the elevator lobbies, where you will not disturb others.
Children are welcome, but those under 14 must have adult supervision at all times.
Computer Work Stations
In order to ensure that computers in Davis Library are available for research and academic work, the Library has implemented the following steps.:
Most Davis Library computers are for the use of UNC affiliates. A valid Onyen and password are required to log in to these workstations.
Approximately 30 computers allow login by registered library borrowers. This category includes:
- UNC affiliates without an ONYEN, but with a valid PID;
- Affiliates of nearby research institutions (e.g., Duke, North Carolina Central, and North Carolina State universities);
- Borrower Card Holders. For information about obtaining a borrower card, please see Davis Circulation.
Visitors to the library may obtain a guest ID that provides one hour of library computer use per day. Obtain a guest ID at Davis Library Circulation. A photo ID is required. Visiting scholars requiring extended computer use should also contact Davis Circulation.
Several stand-up computers and one computer on a wheelchair-accessible table do not require login. These computers are intended for quick look-ups. People using these computers will be able to connect to .edu, .gov, .mil, fed.us and certain .org domains.
For questions about this policy, contact Davis Library Circulation.
Displays, Charitable Collections, and Related Activities
For information regarding displays in the Library's display cases, charitable collection drives, exhibits of student art, distribution of publications on the first floor see http://www.lib.unc.edu/davis/display/.
Behavior that interferes with the appropriate use of the Library is not permitted. This includes excessive noise, altercations, theft, vandalism, inappropriate sexual behavior, and harassment of any kind. Viewing sexually explicit material on a computer in the library may be considered disruptive behavior or sexual harassment if it disturbs or has the potential to disturb others. Library users may be asked to move to another library computer, discontinue viewing of the disturbing material, or leave the building.
Food & Drink
In order to preserve a clean and pleasant study environment, we request that library users be reasonable and responsible when bringing food and drink into the building. Please dispose of any food wrappers or drink containers in the appropriate trash/recycling bins located throughout the library; alert library staff to any spills; and take particular care around library collections and equipment.
Smoking is prohibited in any university building, including the Library.
Soliciting is not permitted in the Library
We reserve the right to enforce these laws and policies and will call campus police as necessary. Violators may face criminal prosecution and/or disciplinary action, including, but not limited to, trespass from all UNC Libraries or the UNC campus.