Quiet conversation and collaboration are permitted as long as patrons are considerate to those around them.
If noise from headphones or other devices is audible to surrounding patrons, staff may request that the sound be turned down.
Staff may ask patrons to stop talking if they are causing a disruption - especially if another patron comes forward with a complaint of excessive noise.
Cell phone ringers and sound must be silenced, and patrons must take all cell phone calls outside of the Library.
As per HCC's College policy, children under the age of 12 who are not registered credit or non-credit students, who are not participating in an authorized college activity, or who are not attending a scheduled event shall not be left unattended anywhere on the college campus. Unattended children in the Library will be turned over to Campus Police for their own safety.
Children who are attending an official school or are home-schooled, and have proof of being at or above the ninth-grade level, are welcome to use most Library resources and may obtain off-campus borrower cards. A valid driver's license, state, or school photo ID will suffice for this purpose.
Covered drinks and small food items are permitted in the Library.
The library staff is not liable for unattended items left in the library area.