Unattended Children on Library Premises Policy

The UO Libraries provides an environment for research and scholarship in support of the academic programs of the University of Oregon. Although this environment is not intended for children, they are welcome under the following conditions:

  • A parent or adult caregiver must accompany children under the age of 14 who are not enrolled in high school or University of Oregon program.
  • Parents and adult caregivers are responsible for the conduct of the children under their supervision and must monitor their activities and behavior while they are in the Library.

Library staff cannot oversee unescorted or unsupervised children, nor be responsible for their safety. If an unescorted child comes to the attention of Library personnel, staff will evaluate the situation and try to contact a parent or caregiver at the Library. If the adult responsible for the child's welfare is not present, a staff member will contact the University of Oregon Police Department to report the situation and seek assistance.

Last reviewed 01/09/2023