- The UMKC Libraries are dedicated to providing a safe and respectful environment.
- Individuals should not behave in a manner that would reasonably interfere with the ability of other people to use the library.
- The library staff decides if a given situation would reasonably interfere with the ability of other people to use the library.
To express concerns with how this policy has been applied, contact the Associate Dean of Library Services or UMKC’s Equity and Title IX Office. UMKC prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, and any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. Students, employees, volunteers, and visitors who may have experienced or witnessed such conduct are encouraged to make an online report for review and response by the University. For more information, see Equity & Title IX information from UMKC’s Office of Affirmative Action.
Examples of behaviors not allowed in the UMKC Libraries include:
- illegal and criminal activity
- activities prohibited by the UM Standard of Conduct (regardless of whether you are a UMKC student)
- not adhering to posted volume levels
- not adhering to the Libraries’ Guidelines for Patrons with Children
- any other behaviors that reasonably interfere with the ability of other people to use the library; the above examples are not a comprehensive list
The UMKC Libraries seek to minimize our dependence on campus police when handling situations that arise in the library through training, having a shared approach to de-escalation, and use of alternative campus and community resources. There are rare occasions when campus police may be called to support library staff and/or to handle a given situation.