Children Policy

The Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library exists primarily to serve the teaching and research needs of students, faculty, staff, and other scholars who make up the university community.  Neither our building nor our services were designed to meet the requirements or needs of children as public libraries do.

The Libraries welcome children accompany by a parent or adult caregiver. Children under 12 must be under the supervision of an adult (person 18 years or older) who assumes responsibility for him or her while in the Libraries. If a child is left unattended in the Library or in the event of an emergency situation, staff will notify University Police.

If you must bring a small child into the library with you, please observe the following precautions:

  1. Be very careful of potential hazards such as the elevators, electrical equipment and, especially, the open staircase.  The staircase is very tempting to some children and potentially very dangerous for them.
  2. Children are not allowed at the computer workstations or other equipment located in any area of the Library.  This equipment is provided for scholarly research only.
  3. Do your best to make sure your child does not disturb others.  
  4. Please make sure to keep your child at your side at all times.  If a child is not with a parent, for the safety of the child we will ask campus police to assume responsibility for the child.  

Questions regarding public service policies should be directed to Dawn Smith, Assistant Dean, Public Services. 

Last modified at 10/15/2018 - 15:55 PM