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Minors Policy

Many users regard a university library as a place of quiet study from which children should be excluded. On the other hand, many students and university staff have children, and there may be occasions when they need to use the Davenport University Libraries, but are unable to make other arrangements for their children.

In recognition of the different views and needs of Davenport University Libraries users, Davenport University Libraries has produced the following policy for admittance of children accompanying Davenport University Libraries users:

  • Users should be aware that the admittance of accompanying children is the exception rather than the norm.
  • Children under 16 are forbidden to use Davenport University Libraries computers. This equipment is essential to our students and is not filtered for minors.
  • Users must take full responsibility for their child or children's safety when on Davenport University Libraries premises and the children must be under direct and constant supervision of their caretakers at all times, or they and their caretakers may be barred from Davenport University Libraries.
  • Users and their children will be asked to leave if they are causing a disturbance to other users.
  • Users must be aware of campus libraries as a quiet place of study (for example, if a user enters a campus library with a sleeping baby, they should be prepared to leave when the baby wakes up and starts crying).
  • Children should not enter study areas or the testing area.
  • Users are liable to pay for any damage caused by an accompanying child.