Library Use Policies

The library has developed the following policies and asks for your cooperation in adhering to them, as a courtesy to library patrons and employees.


Beverage Containers

Beverage containers that are secure and spill-proof are permitted in the libraries.

Examples of secure containers:

  • Brew cafe mugs
  • commuter mugs
  • sports bottles
  • water bottles
  • 20-ounce plastic soda bottles with screw cap lids

Banned containers:

  • paper & styrofoam cups (even with plastic lids)
  • aluminum cans
  • open mugs
  • glass bottles

May I transport beverages between the bridge and lobby?
Beverages in secure containers may be transported between the library entrance and the bridge.

What do I do if I only have a non-secure container?
Beverages purchased outside the library and transported in non-secure containers must be consumed in the lobby. Beverages purchased on the bridge in non-secure containers must remain on the bridge.

An explanation of the reasoning behind our policy, in FAQ form.

Cell Phones

Please turn cell phone ringers off or set to vibrate as you enter the library.

  • Please make cell phone calls only from the 2nd floor bridge or the outer lobby of Raynor.
  • When receiving an incoming call, please move to the 2nd floor bridge or the outer lobby of Raynor.
  • Please avoid using your cell phone in locations designated as Quiet Study.


Food may be eaten on the bridge. Food may not be eaten in either the Memorial or Raynor buildings.

May I transport food?
If you need to bring food to the bridge, it must be in a sealed food container. If possible, it should be carried inside a book bag, purse, or other appropriate bag. If you wish to purchase food on the bridge and take it out of the library, please put it in a paper bag, available from the Brew @ the Bridge.

An explanation of the reasoning behind our policy, in FAQ form.

Forgotten IDs

Marquette students without a valid Marquette ID will be allowed admittance into the Raynor Memorial Libraries for three days per semester. Students who reach their three day visit limit will not be allowed into the library without their Marquette ID.


Lockers are available for patron use for 25 cents. They are located on the first floor in recessed alcoves at both ends of the wall behind the Information Desk. The locations are designated by the letter L on the floorplan.

To use the lockers: Place items inside locker, close door, insert 25-cent coin, and remove key. The coin is not returned when the door is re-opened; to continue use of a locker, another quarter must be inserted.

Locker users are advised that food and beverages may not be stored in the lockers and library materials should be checked out before storing. To ensure compliance, Raynor Circulation Staff may search through the lockers. For the security of future users, a lost key fee of $50 will be assessed to replace both key and lock mechanism. Lockers are maintained by the Raynor Circulation staff. Questions should be directed to that desk or by calling 288-7555.


Our library includes spaces for both group work and quiet study. The open environment and furniture in Raynor encourage conversations, but these conversations need to be at a reasonable volume. Library patrons whose voices seem to be unnecessarily loud will be asked to monitor their voices. Please be aware of those around you and take your conversation to a more private area if needed.

Quiet Study Areas

Patrons needing a quiet study environment may use designated quiet study areas in Raynor--Level 2 just east of the bridge--or look for quiet areas in Memorial Library. There are six floors in Memorial with tables and study carrels scattered throughout. While there are some areas designated for quiet study (Levels 1, 4, and 5), you'll find that a number of areas are well-suited for that purpose. For further information about finding your way around Memorial Library, please talk to a library staff member.

Student Postings

Organizations wishing to publicize their activities may place flyers and announcements on the bulletin boards in the Raynor entrance to the Bridge (2nd level). The contents of these bulletin boards are cleared of past events weekly. In accordance with university posting policies, postings must be approved by Student Development, AMU Room 121. Student groups may also request permission to place a poster on easel (one week max.) in the Bridge through the associate dean of libraries, Jean Zanoni, in the dean's office (Raynor 3rd floor) or (414) 288-7214.

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