User Rights and Responsibilities
The Library has adopted regulations to protect the rights of both users and staff, to create an appropriate academic atmosphere, and to provide a safe, comfortable and convenient environment.
The UCLA Library's buildings are intended for research and study, to support the mission of the university and to preserve and protect the collections for future users. As such, there are certain regulations patrons are asked to follow in order to make these buildings an enjoyable space for all. In addition, all persons on university property are required to abide by both university policies and campus regulations (UCLA Regulations on Activities, Registered Organizations, and Use of Properties(opens in a new tab)) and UC policies applying to campus activities, organizations, and students(opens in a new tab). Persons who are unwilling to abide by these regulations will be asked to leave, and those refusing to do so will be subject to removal by campus police and may not be allowed further access to the libraries.
According to California state law, animals are not permitted in library buildings, with the exception of animals trained or being trained to assist persons with disabilities (California Civil Code § 54(opens in a new tab)). Per UCLA policy, dogs, leashed or otherwise, are not permitted in any campus building. The exceptions to this rule include police dogs; guide, signal and service dogs used by disabled persons as defined by California Civil Code § 54.1(opens in a new tab); and under special circumstances, which must be approved in advance by the director of UCLA Environment, Health and Safety.
The Library is home to a variety of technology services. Please read on for the policies governing these services.
Circulating library materials must be properly checked out before being taken from the libraries. Library equipment or property cannot be taken from the libraries without proper checkout or authorization. If a user damages library materials, furniture, equipment or property, they may be prosecuted.
Library materials are given certain copyright protections. Please examine the UCLA Library Copyright Policies web page for more information.
The Library is not responsible for users' personal property. Users should never leave personal belongings unattended. The Library is not liable for loss or damage to personal property.
Café 451 is located in the Charles E. Young Research Library, and covered drinks and food from the cafe are allowed in the general public areas of the library. Other libraries allow light food and drink to be brought in from the outside within reason; these may include snacks, fruit, or items in small containers. However, users will not be allowed to accept food deliveries, such as pizza or fast food, or consume them within the library buildings. Designated areas with special usage concerns, such as the branches of the Department of Special Collections, do not allow any food or drink.
As of April 2013 UCLA is a tobacco-free environment(opens in a new tab).
California State Law: No public employee or member of the public shall smoke any tobacco product inside a public building, or in an outdoor area within twenty feet of a main exit, entrance, or operable window of a public building, or in a passenger vehicle, as defined by Section 465 of the Vehicle Code, owned by the state. This section shall not preempt the authority of any county, city, city and county, California Community College campus, campus of the California State University, or campus of the University of California to adopt and enforce additional smoking and tobacco control ordinances, regulations, or policies that are more restrictive than the applicable standards required by this chapter (California Government Code § 7596-7598(opens in a new tab)).
Bicycles and and e-scooters must be parked in designated areas(opens in a new tab) outside of the libraries. Bicycle and scooter racks are located close to each library location; a map of campus bicycle racks and lockers(opens in a new tab) is available online. Please note that you should only lock your bicycle to an officially designated bicycle rack; otherwise, it may be impounded by UCLA Police Department.
Hoverboards are also not permitted in the library. As of March 2016 UCLA banned(opens in a new tab) the possession, charging, and storage of hoverboards at buildings and housing units at all University locations.