Policies Introduction

The policies below are meant to supplement policies included in the University of Iowa Operations Manual, as well as those included in other areas of this website.

The library encourages students to collaborate, while remaining respectful of other students that may be studying. The circulation department has sound-canceling headphones as well as earplugs available for students to use.

The University of Iowa Copyright Policy is available in Part V, section 30.4 of the University of Iowa Operations Manual.

Food, alcohol, and tobacco products are prohibited in the library.

Drinks are allowed in closed containers.

Lost and Found is located at the circulation desk. Items will be kept for a week, then sent to the University of Iowa Lost and Found in University Capitol Centre.

The library staff will notify law enforcement authorities concerning any suspected criminal behavior by library users. Areas in which the library will be particularly vigilant and pursue legal remedies are:

  • Theft or destruction of library materials and equipment;
  • Property damage, including, but not limited to, defacing or deliberate misuse of buildings, materials, or equipment;
  • Disorderly conduct;
  • Vandalism;
  • Indecent exposure;
  • Illegal pornography; and
  • Assault and harassment, including verbal threats

Animals, with the exception of assistance animals, are not permitted in the library.

The Law Library's entrance doors lock 15 minutes prior to the scheduled closing time.