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Frequently Asked Questions: Access Policy

Building Access Policy

Building Access Policy

Gumberg Library provides information resources, educational opportunities and individualized services embodying Duquesne University’s Spiritan identity and commitment to academic excellence. The primary users of Gumberg Library facilities, services, and resources are the students, faculty, administration and staff of Duquesne University.

  • All library users are expected to comply with the library’s policies available at http://guides.library.duq.edu/policies.
  • Any person in the building may be asked to show photo ID at any time.
  • Children entering the building must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Members of the general public are not permitted to enter the building without an appointment.
  • Access to the building may be restricted to users currently affiliated with Duquesne at times designated by the University Librarian. Restricted hours will be posted on the library website and will be publicized in advance if possible.

Duquesne Students, Faculty, Staff, Administrators

During posted weekday business hours, Duquesne students, faculty, staff, and administrators entering the building must present a current Duquesne ID upon request by a staff member.

During all other service hours, they will access the building by swiping their Duquesne ID. They are not permitted to swipe in other users. Individuals having problems with access through the card swipe should contact the Circulation Desk for assistance by calling 412.396.6130.

 

Duquesne Alumni

Duquesne alumni are eligible for on-site access to library resources and limited borrowing. They must register and have their status verified at the Circulation Desk the first time they visit. They will be issued a Duquesne alumni library card when they register. On subsequent visits, they must present the alumni library card and current photo ID upon request by a staff member.

During swipe access service hours they will access the building by swiping their Duquesne alumni library card. They are not permitted to swipe in other users. Individuals having problems with access through the card swipe should contact the Circulation Desk for assistance by calling 412.396.6130.

 

Duquesne Retirees

Duquesne retirees are eligible for on-site access to library resources and limited borrowing. They are issued Duquesne retiree ID cards upon retirement. They must present their Duquesne retiree ID and current photo ID and register at the Circulation Desk the first time they visit. On subsequent visits, they must present the retiree ID card and current photo ID upon request by a staff member.

During swipe access service hours they will contact the Circulation Desk to request entry to the building. They will show current photo ID and their retiree ID card and sign in at the Circulation Desk.

 

Duquesne Educational Partners

Students, faculty, staff, and administrators from institutions with which Gumberg Library or Duquesne University maintains reciprocal agreements must register at the Circulation Desk each time they visit. They must present ID from their home institution and a current photo ID if their educational ID does not contain a photo. Educational partners will be issued a guest pass that they must carry with them at all times.

During swipe access service hours, they will contact the Circulation Desk to request entry to the building.

 

Guests of Duquesne Students, Faculty, Staff and Administrators

Guests accompanied by a current Duquesne ID holder must register at the Circulation Desk each time they visit and agree to abide by the library’s policies. Guests will be issued a guest pass that they must carry with them at all times. The Duquesne “host” is responsible for the actions of their guests while inside the library and must be with them for the duration of their visit.

If a Duquesne affiliate enters with a child, whether their own or a child to tutor, the child will not be registered, and no ID is required for the child. The Children in the Library Policy applies . 

 

Admissions and Other Tours

Access for tours is limited to the public areas of the library.

Prospective students and family members who are not part of an official tour must show photo ID and register at the front desk.  Staff will provide the library's official waking tour and answer questions about the library.

 

Visitors to Staff Offices, the Archives, Special Collections

Appointments are required, and the names of those with appointments will be provided to the Circulation desk in advance by the staff member who is expecting a visitor. Vendors, colleagues from other libraries, and scholars approved by the University Librarian will show current photo ID and will sign in at the Circulation desk. A library staff member will escort all non-campus visitors to and from the area of the library where they are expected. 

Visitors with appointments will be issued a guest pass that they must carry with them at all times.

 

Conferences and Public Events

Members of the public attending library sponsored conferences and events will register in advance. They will be issued a guest pass that they must carry with them at all times.

 

General Public Access

There is no access for members of the general public without an appointment.

Non-affiliated individuals who wish to use Gumberg Library must write to the University Librarian in advance at sasso@duq.edu.

 

There will be ongoing review of these policies and changes will be communicated accordingly.

 

Adapted from Marquette University Visitor Access Policy:  http://marquette.edu/library/about/visitor.shtml  

Date issued: September 2, 2010;  Revised January 21, 2012

Approved February 1, 2012