Visitor Behavior Guidelines

We look forward to having your group visit TXST University Libraries. We are committed to providing students of all ages with a unique experience by seeing and using state-of-the-art equipment. We also hope to offer visitors guidance on how to conduct themselves in an innovative space that will help them feel comfortable and informed and get the most out of your tour.

Chaperones must provide adequate supervision. Make sure your group has one adult chaperone for every 10 students, especially for groups aged 10 or younger. Note that special arrangements are necessary for groups of more than 25. Please email in advance of your visit if your group is larger than 25.  

For a successful visit, please review the following with your group before arrival:

  1. Discard food and open drink containers at the door.  Food and drinks can damage equipment and books. Water bottles with caps are permitted.
  2. Ask questions. We expect to pique your curiosity and interest. But if you require in-depth responses, ask a staff member prior to your visit.
  3. University Libraries is open to visitors; however, please understand that when inside the library, visitors should use soft inside voices. Texas State University is a teaching institution first and foremost. The use of electronic devices such as cell phones and loud audio devices (music, video) to project loud noise is prohibited inside buildings. Visitors may be asked to turn off devices at the libraries' staff’s request.
  4. Visitors will conduct themselves in a courteous and respectful manner toward each other, University students, employees, and University property. Inappropriate comments and gestures will not be tolerated. Gratuitous comments, jokes, questions, anecdotes, or remarks of a sexual nature will not be tolerated.
  5. Any person who engages in violence while on university-owned or controlled property, or while engaged in official University business, may be removed and/or barred from the premises pending the outcome of an investigation. University staff reserve the right to terminate visitor(s) access to campus in support of an environment free from violence, threats of violence, harassment, intimidation, and other disruptive behavior, whether by or towards its students, employees, visitors, or family members of its employees. Behavior prohibited under university policy includes, but is not limited to:
    • Possession or use of any item as a weapon;
    • Disorderly or disruptive conduct;
    • Using abusive or threatening language, coercion, threats or harassment;
    • Actual or threatened physical violence.

Tell us what you think. We’re very interested in the comments of our visitors. Spread the word. If you enjoyed your visit to University Libraries, please tell your friends! Word of mouth is our best advertisement, and we’re always grateful when someone newly discovers us.