The following policies of the Harold P. Erickson Library are provided as a convenience to library patrons. Note: It is not an exhaustive list of policies of the library.

Quiet Library

The Harold P. Erickson Library is a quiet place for studying and using library resources and services. Individuals who need to collaborate with others are strongly encouraged to checkout a group study room or to use the Shared Group Study Room (located behind the Reference Desk). More details about the group study rooms are found below.

Computer Use

The Library adheres to the computer policies instituted by Lake Superior College. Please refer to Acceptable Use of Computers and Information Technology Resources and Procedure–Acceptable Use of Computers and Information Technology Resources for details. Computers in the library should only be used for academic research, online coursework, and related academic work. View LSC Policies Here

Cell Phone Use

The Harold P. Erickson Library is a quiet place for study, research, and reading. The use of cell phones is sometimes disruptive to those who are using the library and its resources. But, there may be times when patrons need to use their phone. Therefore, staff have set up a room for patrons to use a cell phone to conduct his/her calls. Patrons using cell phones may do so in Library Room E1042 which is located behind the Reference Desk.

Food and Beverages

Food and snacks can be problematic due to clean-up and potential infestations resulting from having food in the library, so food is prohibited in the Library. However, covered beverages (i.e. any container with a lid such as water bottles, thermos, beverages with a twist cap, etc.) are allowed. Aluminum cans, with tabs, are not allowed in the library.

Study Rooms

Since the Library is a quiet place, there are 5 study rooms available for groups to meet and collaborate in an environment conducive for group work. There are rooms that seat two to several students. Each room is equipped with a whiteboard, a television, and DVD player. The rooms are reserved checkout through the Circulation Desk with your library barcode for a 2-hour loan period and may be renewed if no one else is waiting to use a room. Please be aware that fines for late returns on study rooms occur by the minute.