Building Use

Effective Sunday, March 19, 2017, visitors to the Green Library will be required to scan their barcodes at the turnstiles to enter and exit the library.

Persons affiliated with FIU will use their FIU One Cards for this purpose; all others will register with the Guest Services Attendant to be issued an entry card with a barcode for their use.

A valid government issued photo ID will be required to register.

Non-FIU affiliated visitors will be given access for a limited length of time after which they will be required to re-register.

Entry cards will be good only for entry and exit and will not entitle the bearers to any further privileges.

In the event that a FIU affiliate does not have their One Card with them, they will be issued a temporary card good for one week, during which time they must secure their One Card. There will be a limit of three temporary cards per person.

Alumni who no longer have their FIU One Cards can request one from the FIU One Card office or register at the Guest Services desk to be issued an entry card.

FIU Retirees can use their FIU One card, if they still have it, or they can register at the Guest Services desk for an entry pass.

Non-FIU affiliated visitors, alumni and FIU retirees will have access to the library during the following hours:
  • Monday – Thursday: 9am-9pm
  • Friday: 9am-6pm
  • Saturday: noon-6pm
  • Sunday: noon-9pm

The Libraries' mission is to provide the FIU community with a pleasant environment conducive to study, research, and the continuation of the educational process. It is important that there be procedures and policies in place to protect the health and safety of library users and preserve materials, equipment, and the facilities. Dedicated areas of the libraries have additional policies that may apply to that area. The following policies apply to all public areas of the building.

Printing in the Library

How to send to the printer:

  1. Send your document to print as you normally would, using the PRINT ICON or PRINT COMMAND
  2. In the PRINT WINDOW select "efi/printme"
  3. You'll receive a confirmation number
  4. Bring your number and follow the directions on the printer's touch pad

Other ways to print:

  • Put it in the cloud (access documents you have saved on your dropbox, google drive, or onedrive accounts and print directly from the printer's touch pad)
  • via email (send to print@printme.com)
  • via USB (connect directly to the printer)
  • via printme app (download it from your app store)

To pay for printing/copying:

  • Printing/copying costs 12 cents/page for B&W, 50 cents/page for color
  • Pay with your FIU One Card, Debit Card, or Credit Card
  • Pay with your FIU One Card, Debit Card, or Credit Card

Scanning is Free:
Additionally, large Book-Eye Scanners in the Green Library at MMC and the Hubert Library at BBC are available in various locations in the libraries.

Food and Drink

Most snack food and drinks are permitted in the building:

  • chips, nuts, and cookies are considered snack foods
  • pizza, fries, hamburgers, sub-sandwiches, and foods with strong odors are not permitted (this is not a complete list)
  • food deliveries from vendors (pizzas, etc.) are prohibited and will be turned away at the entrance to the libraries

Patrons are requested to:

  • use spill proof containers;
  • deposit containers in waste receptacles; and,
  • as a courtesy to other patrons no food with strong odors should be brought into the building.
  • Tech Hub @ Green Library and the ASK! Center at Hubert Library maintain a strict no food policy and only liquids in spill proof containers will be allowed.
Disruptions

Disruption to the study and research of patrons or the interruption of their education process is strongly prohibited. Examples include:

  • Creating excessive noise
  • Harassment of others
  • Odor constituting a nuisance or health and safety concern
  • Any behavior that disturbs users or staff and interferes with use of the facility
Destroying or Damaging Materials, Equipment, Software or the Facility

The following are examples of actions that are prohibited (this is not a comprehensive list).

  • The destruction, mutilation or defacement of any materials
  • The damaging of hardware or equipment
  • Misuse of furniture or any other components of the facility
  • The intentional introduction of viruses into any system
  • Tampering with software or changing equipment settings
Smoking

Smoking or other use of tobacco is prohibited within the facility, including the use of electronic cigarettes

Animals

No animals are allowed in the facilities other than those assisting persons with disabilities.

Radios, CD Players, Cell Phone or Other Equipment

The use of any equipment that disrupts patrons is prohibited. Beepers and cellular phones must be placed on vibrating mode or turned off. The use of cellular phones in public areas of the library is prohibited. The use of video cameras or other recording equipment requires the permission of the library administration.

Library Staff Equipment

The use of library staff equipment by patrons is prohibited.

Children and Minors

Individuals under the age of sixteen (16) must be attended by a parent or caregiver. Parents or caregivers that bring children into the facility are responsible for monitoring their activities and regulating their behavior. Disruption of patrons by children or minors is prohibited.

Skateboards, Roller or Inline Skates, and Bicycles

Skateboarding, roller, or inline skating and cycling are prohibited within the building. Bicycles must be parked in designated outside areas.

Loitering, Soliciting, and Advertising

Loitering and soliciting for donations or accosting patrons or staff for any purpose that disrupts their use of the facility is prohibited. Non-FIU advertising materials may not be displayed or distributed without permission from the Library Administration. No materials may be affixed to library interior or exterior walls without permission from the Library Administrative Office.

Presence in Library When Library is Closed

Patrons may not remain in the library when the library is closed without prior permission from the Library Administrative Office.

Group Tours & Instruction

Any persons wishing to bring groups of people into the library need to obtain prior permission from the appropriate department.

Persons who are unwilling to abide by these policies will be asked to leave the facility. Those refusing to do so will be subject to removal by Public Safety.

Group Study Rooms Policy

Limited numbers of Group Study Rooms are located at both the Modesto A. Maidique Campus and Biscayne Bay Campus libraries and are available only for currently enrolled FIU students. They are available for reservation, through the online study room reservation system.

Please note: Not all rooms listed in D!BS reservations are available to Law and Medical Students, who have access to study rooms in their respective buildings.

Group Study Room Availability

Group Study Rooms are available for reservation between 8:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M. All Group Study Rooms must be emptied with keys returned to the circulation desk by 12:00 midnight.

From the Library's homepage, click the link for “Group Study Room Reservations” to reserve a group study room in the Modesto A. Maidique Campus and Biscayne Bay Campus Libraries.

The following rules apply for both the Green Library, Hubert Library, and the Engineering Library Services facility:

  1. A valid FIU One Card is required to check-out a room. The student must present their FIU One Card at the front desk. No exceptions. No other form of identification will be accepted.
  2. The group study rooms are provided for currently enrolled FIU students in groups of two or more for the purpose of collaborative learning.
  3. Rooms are not available for individual use.
  4. Rooms may not be left unattended at any time. If a room is left unattended its use will be relinquished.
  5. Neither the Library nor the University is responsible for unattended, lost, stolen, or damaged personal items.
  6. No food or beverage - other than water in a closed container - is allowed in the group study rooms.
  7. For security reasons, windows must not be covered.
  8. A key for the room must be charged out at the Circulation Desk for the allotted reservation. Renewals are possible only if no other group is waiting for the room.
  9. The student whose card was used to check-out the key is responsible for the key, and the condition of the room. If the key is lost or not returned, there will be a replacement fee of $110.00.
  10. At the end of the allotted reservation, the key must be returned to the Circulation Desk. A $30 per hour (or part thereof) fine will be assessed if the key is not returned within 5 minutes of the reservation end time.
  11. Please make sure the group study room is locked and empty when you leave.
  12. While discussion is permitted inside the rooms, the noise level should not interfere with the studies of other individuals in the area.
  13. Failure to follow these rules may result in the immediate relinquishing of the room.

If you have questions, please visit the Circulation Desk in your campus library.

Silence / Conversation Policy

To provide a suitable work and study environment for students, faculty, and staff in the University Libraries, a new quiet policy is effective from the start of the summer 2013 semester:
In the Green Library, only quiet conversation is permitted on the second and fifth floors in the library; except in group study rooms, silence must be observed on the third, sixth, and seventh floors. On the third, sixth, and seventh floors cell phone use is limited to the stairwells.
In the Hubert Library, only quiet conversation is permitted on the first floor; except in group study rooms, only whispered conversation is permitted on the second floor and in the elevators, and silence must be observed on the third floor.
Violators may be told to leave the library and may be referred to Judicial in Student Affairs.

Graduate Study Carrels

Carrel privileges are contingent upon the following rules and regulations:

  • Request for assignment and renewal for the library carrels must be made each semester.
  • Carrel keys are to be returned to the Library Administrative Office upon completion of the carrel assignment = THE LAST DAY OF FINAL EXAMS.
  • Failure to return a key will result in a $50.00 fee for the key, and a $40.00 fee for replacing the lock.
  • Do not hold office hours in the study carrel.
  • Do not place coverings on the window.
  • Library-owned reference materials and periodicals may not be stored in the carrels overnight.
  • All circulating library materials must be checked out to the individual assigned to the carrel.
  • No smoking, food, or beverages are allowed in the carrel.
  • No appliances or additional furniture are allowed in the carrels. (Only one chair allowed per carrel).
  • Carrels are to be used only by the approved individuals assigned to the carrel.
  • The Library is not responsible for valuable items stored in the carrel. (i.e., cell phones, laptop computers, tablets, etc.)
  • The Library is not responsible for any items left inside the carrel after the key has been returned on the last day of finals or after an eviction has been finalized. Everything must be removed from the carrel.
  • Repair costs for any damage to the carrel (beyond normal wear and tear) will be charged to the individual assigned to the carrel. Do not place anything on the carrel's walls.
  • Any kind of aggressive behavior, verbal, or physical abuse toward any Library staff member will result in an immediate eviction of your carrel.
  • Carrel occupants DO NOT have permission to stay inside the building past closing time.
  • Carrel occupants MUST use the carrel at least once per week. If you need to be absent for more than a week, you must notify the Library Administration Office. Failure to do so it will result in immediate eviction of your carrel.

Violation of any of these rules is grounds for revocation of carrel privileges and prevents you to apply for a carrel on the following semester

NOTE: The Library reserves the right to enter carrels as necessary. Library staff will check carrels weekly for use and condition. Any library materials not properly checked out will be removed. Carrel users will be given a one week notice to remove any materials not allowed in carrels (appliances, furniture, etc) if materials are not removed within the time allotted an eviction from the carrel will result.

Lost and Found Policy

Library will not be responsible for items left unattended or items lost in the building.

Revised: January 21, 2016

CONFERENCE ROOMS GL 220, GL 835, AND HL 210 ARE RESERVED ONLY FOR FIU FACULTY/STAFF MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES.  PARTIES AND OTHER SOCIAL FUNCTIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIBRARIES DOES NOT HAVE EVENT STAFF.  

The Library Administrative Conference Rooms are the only major conference facilities available to Library Staff and Administration; therefore, Library Faculty/Staff have priority in scheduling the conference rooms. 

  1. Reservations: Conference room requests should be submitted at least 48 hours in advance through the FIU Calendar website (You must check “Library Conference Rooms” on the Event Categories list when submitting your request, or it will not be considered).  Incoming requests will only be approved up to three months prior to date of meeting for general FIU Faculty/Staff.  As such, please do not submit requests for meetings not taking place within the next three months.  The following departments may make reservations up to one year in advance: Library Staff/Administration, President's Office, Provost's Office, Faculty Senate-Executive Committee, and Division of IT (IT can solely make reservations more than three months in advance for its ITA Committee meeting. This meeting is to be organized by George Fray).  Please identify if you will need multiple rooms for your teleconference meeting.
  2. Seating: All conference rooms have maximum capacities that may not be exceeded.  These regulations have been set for safety reasons.  However, if additional seating is required, please contact Facilities Management Customer Service (x 4600) to arrange for delivery and pick up of additional chairs.
  3. Hours: Conference rooms GL 835 and HL 210 may only be used during the hours of 9:00am-4:30pm, from Monday - Friday. Conference room GL 220 may be used during library operating hours (varies by day; please check library hours).
  4. Lunch Meeting: Only light refreshments are allowed; hot food is not permitted.  Food should be placed on a side table in the conference room.  The individual coordinating the meeting assumes responsibility for ensuring that catering picks up food and utensils at or before the close of the meeting.
  5. AV Equipment and Materials: Polycom and Video Conferencing are available in conference rooms GL 835 and HL 210.  For additional AV equipment and material requests, please contact FIU media services or UTS.  User assumes responsibility for making these requests as well as for pickups/returns.
  6. Cancellation of Meeting: Due to extremely high demand for use of these spaces, Library Administration must be notified of meeting cancellations as soon as possible by emailing libadmin@fiu.edu.
  7. Adherence to Time Block: Since meetings are often back-to-back, your meeting must end at the scheduled end time of your specified time allotment. 
  8. Maintenance: Event organizers are responsible for the conference room.  They will be held responsible for any damage(s) incurred.  After using a conference room, furniture must be rearranged to the original lay out.  If food was served, tables must be cleaned and garbage properly disposed of.  Alcoholic beverages cannot be served or consumed on library property.
  9. Disturbances: Any use of conference rooms that disturbs regular library operations is not permitted.
  10. Noise Level: Please maintain a low noise level when entering and exiting suite GL 830 as this is the office area for Library Administration Staff, including the Dean of Libraries.  
  11. Omissions: Any omissions or misrepresentation on the room request will not be tolerated and will result in withdrawal of room reservation privileges. 
  12. Liabilities: The Libraries assume no liability for theft of, or damage to, property brought onto library premises or for injuries that occur as a result of actions of sponsors or participants in activities in conference rooms. The Libraries do not assume responsibility for any loss, damage, repair and replacement expense that may arise during the use of conference rooms.
  13. Reservation Termination: Library Administration reserves the right to terminate a reservation at any time without prior notice for any reason deemed appropriate by the Dean.
  14. Approval Timeline: A reply email either confirming or denying the request will be sent within two business days of your submission. 

Library Administration asks that you make every effort to comply with these guidelines.  Violation of these policies may result in denial of future requests.

If you have any further questions, please contact Library Administration
(305) 348-2461 
EMAIL

The purpose of Internet / World Wide Web access in the FIU Libraries is to make available Internet resources that will support and enhance the educational, instructional, and research activities of the University Community on and off campus.

The University Libraries seek to protect First Amendment Rights, including freedom of access to information, for users; also, the individual right to privacy. However, those using the Internet must be sensitive to the fact that workstations are in public areas and screen images may be viewed by others. Also, electronic media do not afford privacy in communication, especially with respect to agencies other than the library indispensible for electronic communication.

FIU library staff offer assistance and instruction in the use of the Internet as a research and information resource. They do not censor access or protect patrons from information that they may find offensive.

As with other library resources, parents, legal guardians, or care providers are responsible for their children's use of the Internet and for intentional or inadvertent viewing or reading of other patrons' screens by accompanying children.

Materials obtained or copied on the Internet may be subject to copyright laws that govern making reproductions of copyrighted works. A work protected by copyright may not be copied without permission of the copyright owner unless the proposed use falls within the definition of "Fair Use." Patrons are responsible for compliance with all international, national, and state laws governing copyrighted materials.

Under no circumstances will the FIU Libraries have any liability for lost profits or for any direct or indirect special, punitive, or consequential damages, or any liability to any third party (even if the Libraries are advised of the possibility of such danger) arising from use of its connection to the Internet.

Consistent with the above, the FIU Libraries adhere to the ALA Library Bill of Rights. Internet users should, however, be aware of applicable University regulations governing display of sexually suggestive materials in the workplace as well as in public areas of the library and be reminded, once again, that the purpose of providing Internet access is to further the instruction and research mission of the University and those who comprise its community.
ALA Library Bill of Rights

Instruction labs include GL 253, GL 280, and HL 150. The purpose of the instructional labs is for the provision of library instruction.

  1. The following faculty may book rooms GL 523, GL 280 for library instructional purposes:
    • Head, Information & Research Services
    • Bibliographic Instruction Coordinator
    • Green Library Instruction librarians
    • Green Library Subject Librarians
  2. The following faculty may book room HL 150 for library instructional purposes:
    • Head, Information & Research Services
    • Bibliographic Instruction Coordinator
    • Hubert Library Instruction librarians
    • Hubert Library Subject Librarians
  3. When not in use for instructional purposes, instructional labs may, on occasion, be available for FIU community use. Requests from members of the FIU community should be directed to the Department Head, Information & Research Services or the Instruction Coordinator at either Green (GL 523 or GL 280) or Hubert Library (HL 150). Priority is given to library instruction sessions, and approval of FIU community requests will be determined on a case-by-case basis. FIU Community requests are considered on the Monday (BBC) and the Thursday (MMC) prior to the week needed. Successful community reservations may be cancelled up to 48 hours before the scheduled event if the instructional lab is needed for a library instruction session.
  4. A library faculty member or library/FIU staff member must be present at all times when the room is in use.
  5. Use of computers must conform to Library and University technology policies.
  6. Please note that food and drinks are not allowed in the room.

Library Policies

Browse our library policies for safe and conscientious use of library resources. These policies are subject to modification at the discretion of library administration.