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The Edmon Low Library is a place for quiet research, consultation and study. Appropriate conduct is expected from all who use the facilities. Your cooperation is appreciated. The Library is not responsible for personal belongings left unattended.

Unacceptable Conduct

  • Breaking any local, state, or federal law, or refusing to follow University policy.
  • Being noisy or unruly.
  • Placing feet on chairs, tables or walls.
  • Not wearing appropriate clothing, i.e. shoes or shirt.
  • Bringing pets into the Library, unless taking shelter during a tornado warning. Assistance dogs are an exception.
  • Carrying deadly weapons in the Library unless authorized by law.
  • Using tobacco in any form; tobacco use is prohibited by University policy.
  • Hiding Library material.
  • Removing or attempting to remove Library material without checking it out.
  • Damaging Library material or property (removing pages, security strips, or barcodes; marking in books, journals, etc.).
  • Using bicycles, skateboards, in-line skates, scooters or other similar recreational devices. Whenever possible, these devices should be secured outside. 
  • Refusing to leave when the Library is closing or when directed to do so by Library personnel.

Photo & Video

View our complete Photo and Video Policy. For more information contact Bonnie Cain-Wood at 405-744-7331 or


  • Do not leave children unattended.
  • Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Parents are cautioned that some Library resources are not appropriate for minor children. If parents do not want children to read or view certain material, it is the parents' responsibility to monitor their children.
  • Library public internet computers are not filtered. Minors (under 18) accessing sexually explicit materials will be required to stop using the computers. Individuals may be required to provide proof of age.
  • If a child is noisy or unruly, both the child and accompanying adult will be asked to leave.

Study Groups

  • Small study groups may use the Library in designated areas if the group does so in a non-disruptive manner.
  • Larger groups are encouraged to make a reservation for the event room or Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room or meet elsewhere.
  • Reservations for the Study Rooms on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors are made online. Guidelines for using the rooms are posted by the doors.

Cell Phones

When entering the building, please set phones to a silent mode and limit conversations to the lobbies and reference areas.

Viewing Sexually Explicit Material

  • The Library does not seek to censure what adults view on public computers. However, if a complaint is received regarding the material being viewed, we will investigate the situation.
  • During situations such as these, Library staff may determine that the University Sexual Harassment Policy requires you to cease viewing such material.
  • Under Oklahoma Law, it is illegal to view child pornography. Any observed instances of users viewing child pornography will be reported to the OSU Police Department.

Enforcing Rules

  • Users violating Library conduct policies will be informed of the rules and asked to comply.
  • Library users who refuse to comply will be asked to leave the building.
  • Failure to leave upon request will result in a call to the OSU Police Dept. to remove the Library user.