The following policies of Erickson Library are provided as a convenience to library patrons. Note: It is not an exhaustive list of policies of the library.
Erickson Library offers library and research services that also serves as a research hub and quiet place for studying. Individuals who need to collaborate with others should check out 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.
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. They are on a first come, first served basis. View LSC Policies Here
Cell Phone Use
Erickson Library is a quiet place for study, research, and reading. The use of cell phones can be 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.
There are 7 study rooms available for groups to meet and collaborate in an environment conducive for group work. There are 4 technology-enhanced group study rooms with media:scape technology units that allow students to work collaboratively on projects and papers. There is seating for 2 or more students in the study rooms. Each room is equipped with a whiteboard, a television, and DVD player. The rooms are reserved checkout through the Circulation Desk or the online Group Reservation link using 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.