Children in University Libraries Facilities
The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries provide resources which are primarily intended for the university community in support of academic research and study. The needs of the university community and the special concerns related to the safety and welfare of children in this environment have prompted the following guidelines:
Violations of this policy should be reported to library staff at the nearest service desk. Individuals who do not comply with University Libraries policies will be asked to leave the library building.
Federal Depository Library Materials Use: To accommodate the legal use of Federal depository materials in Cook Library, any unaccompanied child under 15 who needs to access Federal depository materials for research will, upon request, receive mediated assistance from library assistance desk staff to identify and access this material.