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Standards of Behavior

The Cal State East Libraries provide a welcoming environment for the Cal State East Bay community. Library patrons are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that enables fellow patrons to use library resources in a safe, pleasant, and orderly atmosphere. Library staff will take appropriate action when patron behavior disrupts library services.

Library patrons shall not:

  1. Destroy, deface, or illegally remove library materials or property.
  2. Disturb or harass other patrons or staff by (including, but not limited to):
    • Engaging in sexually harassing behavior;
    • Abusing or verbally harassing them;
    • Following them through the library, on the grounds or in the parking lot;
    • Engaging them in conversation which makes them uncomfortable (after they have been advised of this fact);
  3. Leave children unattended in any area of the library:
    • Children must be supervised by a caregiver, able to attend to the child's safety and ensure appropriate behavior.
    • If a child is found unattended in the library, staff will attempt to locate the child's parent/guardian. If staff cannot locate a parent/guardian, law enforcement officials may be notified.
  4. Create a disturbance by yelling, running, or throwing objects.
  5. Sell or solicit in the library building without the permission of the Dean of Libraries. Examples of soliciting include but are not limited to:
    • leaving ads or flyers on tables or personally handing out ​such materials​
    • requesting participation in questionnaires or surveys, ​etc.
  6. Post signs in the library. For appropriate places on campus to post signs, see the CSUEB Posting Policy.
  7. Enter areas marked "staff only" unless accompanied by a library employee.
  8. Bring pets (except service animals) into the building.
  9. Come into the library without being fully clothed, including shirt and footwear, at all times.
  10. Monopolize computer equipment, study rooms, staff support or other library resources. Patrons should follow the rules regarding the use of library resources and the instructions of library personnel.
  11. Use library phones or personal phones in an inappropriate or disruptive manner.
  12. Ride bicycles, scooters, skateboards, Segways, Phunkeeducks, or other Segway-type vehicles inside the library. Bicycles must be parked outside of the building. Smaller vehicles may be carried into the building, but cannot be ridden in the library.


  1. Failure to comply may result in the patron's library privileges being limited or revoked or removal of the patron from the building.
  2. The Dean of the Libraries or authorized designee, upon staff recommendation, may revoke library privileges for a specified period of time.
  3. A library patron whose library privileges have been revoked may appeal the decision by submitting their appeal in writing to the Dean of the Libraries or designee.

Reporting disruptive behavior

If you are being disturbed by the disruptive behavior of another library patron, please report the issue to the nearest library service desk or text "Help Anywhere" at 510-880-1917.

If a patron is exhibiting unlawful behavior or posing a threat of violence to him/herself or others by being verbally or physically abusive, call University Police. Any threat of violence should be taken seriously. Err on the side of caution. Dial 911 from any campus telephone or any other phone. Police are available 24 hours a day.

Campus Resources

  • University Police
    Library 1063
    Emergency: 911
    For Business: (510) 885-3791
  • Student Judicial Affairs
    Student Services Building 3421
    (510) 885-3763