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Learning Commons Code of Conduct

University of Guelph-Humber Learning Commons & Study Areas

University of Guelph-Humber staff monitor the Learning Commons. Students who do not adhere to the Code of Conduct may be asked to leave the Learning Commons, and security may be called.

Food and drink

The University of Guelph-Humber permits certain food and drink in all areas of the Learning Commons, with the following exceptions:

  • No food and drink near printers & copiers
  • No drinks without lids
  • No messy, odorous or noisy foods

As a courtesy to others, please dispose of your trash and clean up your work area before you leave.

Computer use

  • Computers are for research, assignments, checking email, or other academic purposes, not computer games
  • Computers are in high demand at the Learning Commons, please consider your fellow students


The Learning Commons and study areas are intended for academic work.

Space for socializing, eating and playing games is available in the Williams Café lounge area at the south end of the building.


GH 226 is a Quiet Study area

  • Cellphone on vibrate
  • Doors to study rooms closed
  • Use electronics with earphones
  • Keep conversation at a whisper level
  • Be mindful of your peers

The Learning Commons is a Group Study area

  • Low-level conversation
  • Low-level electronics
  • No excessive noise or disruptive behaviour

Library Services staff will respond to noise complaints submitted using the complaint form  or via email to during the following times:

  • Mon.-Fri. 8:30-4:30

After hours and on weekends, please contact security to address noise complaints.

Theft and vandalism

Borrowers who steal or vandalize library materials may face disciplinary action. A security report is filled out and filed for each case of theft, and Campus Security is contacted. Library materials are confiscated along with the person's photo identification/library card, and the report is kept on record.

Theft and vandalism are serious offences. They not only negatively affect the person who has committed the offence, but also the library staff, other students and faculty who are denied access to the materials.

Humber Library's Code of Conduct

Read Humber Library's Code of Conduct.