The University Libraries are intended primarily for the use of currently enrolled Seton Hall University students and currently employed faculty, administrators and staff.
During the current COVID-19 pandemic there is no physical access to the library for public visitors, community borrowers, Seton Hall University alumni, retired and emeriti faculty, or visiting scholars until further notice.
Everyone who enters the library agrees to comply with the COVID-19 guidelines established by the University, and follow directional and other signage and directives posted throughout the library. Specifically:
• Individuals who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a mask or practice social distancing indoors. However, they are welcome to wear a mask if they choose.
• Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask indoors on each campus and at indoor, off-campus University activities.
• Enforcement is via the honor code. We expect everyone will be truthful in their reporting and activities.
A valid SHU ID card or a visitor's pass, to be worn after guests sign the University Library Visitor's Book, must be available and/or visible for presentation to a member of the University Public Safety and/or to University Libraries personnel, at all times.
Persons using the University Libraries may be under video surveillance.
Persons using the University Libraries must not create a disturbance or exhibit behavior that interferes in any manner with normal, or any other person's, use of the University Libraries.
Persons who bring minor children with them into the University Libraries must closely supervise them and remain with them at all times
Seton Hall University students who do not comply with the rules outlined above may be asked to leave the University Libraries, and an incident report will be filed with the Dean for Community Development; in addition, the student may be reported to appropriate law enforcement authorities.
Persons other than current students whose behavior is not consistent with the rules outlined above:
The Reciprocal Borrowing and Lending Consortium allows ReBL card holders to access 25 member libraries in Essex County (NJ). Due to COVID-19 ReBL borrowers are not permitted guest access to the library; they should request material from their home library and University Libraries will ship the item(s).
A person who is barred from using the University Libraries for any reason may appeal to the Dean of University Libraries for the reinstatement of privileges.
Revised June 19, 2013
Revised August 20, 2020
Revised January 28, 2021