UMW Libraries are open to members of the University of Mary Washington community and the general public.
Both Simpson Library and the Stafford Campus Library are each committed to maintaining a safe environment that is conducive to research and study. Simpson Library users can use their cell phones in the first-floor coffee area and stairwells, but they are asked to refrain from using them at the Circulation and Reference desks.
All Library patrons are asked to please be respectful of others using the Libraries and to choose a location that is appropriate for the type of work they are doing. The first floor of Simpson Library is for computer use, group study, and social interaction. The second floor is for quiet study (noise and conversation should be kept to a minimum and groups should study in study rooms). The third floor is for silent study (no noise at all).
UMW Libraries do not permit any behavior that is disruptive to staff and patrons. Staff members at both libraries reserve the right to make decisions as to which behaviors are disruptive.
All Library users are expected to conduct themselves in a responsible manner in accordance with all UMW Libraries’ policies, University policies, and local, state, and federal laws.
Library patrons who fail to comply with these guidelines may be asked to leave the building. Library staff will contact security and/or campus police if disruptive behavior does not stop or if a user refuses to leave the premises when requested to do so.