Building Use Policy

Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library

Building Use Policy

The Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library’s mission is to provide the Barry community with a pleasant environment conducive to study, research, and the continuity of the educational process. It is important that there are procedures and policies in place to protect the health and safety of library users and preserve materials, equipment, and facilities. Dedicated areas of the libraries have additional policies that apply to that area. The following policies will apply in all public areas of the buildings. 

Identification Requirement 

Library faculty, students and staff must present valid Barry University photo ID card to enter the library. Other visitors to the library need to present a valid ID such as a current SEFLIN card with a valid student ID, Alumni with a Barry University alumni card and photo ID, and visitors from the Miami Shores community with a valid Miami Shores photo ID. 

Computer Use 

All public-access computers in the library are restricted to currently enrolled Barry University students, staff, and administrators. Note: Alumni, visiting scholars, and people who are on-campus attending a Barry sanctioned conference or event may apply for a temporary password for computer use only through tech support located on the main floor in the library. 

Children (under 18 years of age) 

At all times, an adult must accompany children. Parents or caregivers who bring children into the facility are responsible for monitoring their activities and regulating their behavior. Children will not be allowed access to computers without adult supervision. Disruption of patrons by children or minors is prohibited. 

Food and Drink 

Food is not allowed inside the library. Only covered, securely closed, spill-proof beverage containers are allowed in the library. 


Disruption to the study and research of patrons or the interruption of their education process is prohibited: Examples are listed below.  

  • Creating excessive noise 
  • Harassment of others 
  • Behavior that disturbs users or staff and interferes with use of the library 

Destroying or Damaging Materials, Equipment, Software or Facilities 

The following are examples of actions that are prohibited.  

  • The destruction, mutilation, or defacement of any materials 
  • The damaging of hardware or equipment 
  • Misuse of furniture or the facility 
  • The intentional introduction of viruses into any system 
  • Tampering with software or changing equipment settings 


No animals are allowed inside the library other than those assisting persons with disabilities. 

Radios, Speakers, Cell Phones, and Other Equipment 

The use of any equipment that disrupts patrons is prohibited. Beepers and cellular phones should be placed on vibrating mode or turned off. The use of cellular phones in public areas of the library is prohibited. Stairwells and study rooms can be used to conduct phone conversations. The use of video cameras requires the permission of the library administration. 

Library Staff Equipment 

The use of library staff equipment by patrons is prohibited. 

Skateboards, Skates, Bicycles and Electric Scooters 

Skateboarding, roller or inline skating and cycling are prohibited within the library. Bicycles and Electric Scooters must be parked in designated areas outside the library. 

Loitering, Soliciting, and Advertising 

Loitering and soliciting for donations or accosting patrons or staff for any purpose that disrupts their use of the facility is prohibited. Non-Barry University advertising materials may not be displayed or distributed without permission from the library administration. No materials may be affixed to library interior or exterior walls, doors, or windows without permission from the Library Administrative Office. 

Persons who are unwilling to abide by this policy will be asked to leave the facility. Those refusing to do so will be subject to removal by Public Safety. Students could be liable for disciplinary action as established by Barry University. 

Updated March 5, 2024 

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