Bicycles and Personal Transportation Devices in the Libraries Policy


The mission of UO Libraries is to actively support the student learning experience, enable the creation and stewardship of knowledge, and contribute to advancements in teaching, research, scholarship, and public service. This policy is designed to help ensure a scholarly environment in UO Libraries, protect the health and safety of library users, and safeguard library facilities and property.  


In this policy, “personal transportation devices” means bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and other similar devices designed for outdoor transportation. Personal mobility devices such as wheelchairs and knee scooters, which people use for indoor mobility, are distinct from personal transportation devices.


  • Motorized transportation devices are not allowed in any UO building per UO policy (IV.08.01). 
  • Library users may bring skateboards, folding scooters, and other personal transportation devices into UO Libraries spaces if they are designed to be easily and safely carried and stored. 
  • Bicycles and other transportation devices not designed to be easily carried and stored are not allowed in UO Libraries spaces. 
  • In all cases, personal transportation devices inside UO Libraries must be carried, not ridden, and stored in a way that does not block walkways or create a potential hazard for library users and remain with the owner. 


Employees will ask individuals with motorized transportation devices and transportation devices that are not designed to be easily and safely carried and stored to remove those items from the building. UO Libraries employees may also direct individuals to relocate personal transportation devices so they do not block walkways or cause a potential hazard. Personal transportation devices left unattended will be taken to Lost and Found or impounded by UO PD. 


If you have questions or comments about this policy, you may submit them using the online feedback form,, or speak with a manager at any UO Libraries branch location. 

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Last revised 3/6/2024