Children in Morris Library
Morris Library provides an adult, unsupervised environment for the purpose of academic research and support of the University's curriculum.
The resources of the Library are primarily intended for the use by the SIU community.
Anyone aged 14 and over is welcome for the purpose of academic research.
Those not engaged in such work may be asked to cease inappropriate activities or to yield resources (such as computer workstations) for use by SIU affiliates.
- Library staff is not responsible for the supervision of children left unattended by their parents.
- Anyone bringing young children into the library shall take full and complete responsibility for them and must monitor their activity. Children must stay within sight of the accompanying adult at all times and not be left unattended.
- Accompanying adults are also expected to ensure that children follow all library policies including those pertaining to food and beverages, cell phones, loud talking, or other distracting behavior.
- Since Morris Library is a research library, Internet access is unfiltered. This unedited access to the Internet may not be in your child’s best interest.
The staff on duty has the authority to act on the library’s behalf if inappropriate behavior occurs. This action may include contacting parents, campus police, and/or juvenile authorities as well as physical removal or expulsion from Morris Library. In addition, the responsible adult will be asked to leave the library and may have their library privileges revoked.