Building Policies 

Below is the Spangler Learning Center Building Policy. Other ODU Library Policies include 


General Building Policy 

The following are official ODU Library building policies. If you have questions or comments, feel free to contact Circulation Services. 

To foster a welcoming environment conducive to study and research, the following guidelines have been established concerning appropriate noise levels. Continued excessive noise will be cause for a patron being asked to leave the building.

  • General Noise
    The area behind the Main Stacks on the top floor is a designated quiet study area. Quiet conversation among patrons, and group study, is acceptable in other areas of the building, which include the United Nations (UN) Study Lounge, the tables directly in front of the Study Rooms, the tables on the middle floor, and the snack area on the bottom floor.
  • Cellular Telephone Use
    Prior to entering the building, cell phones should be turned off or set to a non-audible ring. Cell phone conversations are only acceptable if they are quiet and non-disruptive to other patrons.

Unsupervised Children
Because Spangler Learning Center staff cannot guarantee the safety of children who are left unattended while parents attend class, and also to ensure an atmosphere conducive to study and research, patrons are discouraged from bringing minors (children under the age of 18) to the Learning Center.

All publicity to be displayed in Spangler Learning Center should be approved at the Student Activities Office or by the Director, Library Services. Publicity may only be posted on designated bulletin boards. Publicity may NOT be posted on glass, walls or doors. Publicity found in undesignated areas, or any publicity without approval, will be removed. Individuals or organizations are responsible for removing all publicity within 24 hours after the event.


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