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Children in the Library

Sims Memorial Library is primarily a place for research and study by the University community. As such, it is important that an atmosphere conducive to research and quiet study is maintained at all times.

For reasons of safety and consideration for our patrons, children under the age of thirteen must be in the company of and under the constant supervision of an adult. Disruption and noise are not acceptable behaviors in the Library, and after an initial warning, parents of disruptive children will be asked to remove them from the Library. Any children not accompanied by an adult will be detained and their parents called. (Please note: Unaccompanied children under 13 may arrange access to Federal Depository library collections and services by contacting the FDLP Coordinator at 985-549-5935, or via email at

The Library appreciates your patronage and has your safety and well-being, as well as those of your children, in mind. Please work with us to insure that all patrons' rights are upheld.