Food & Drink Policy
In order to maintain a clean environment for study and research, the consumption of food is not allowed within the library. Non-alcoholic beverages are allowed in covered containers. Library patrons may carry food with them for later consumption at another site, but the food must not be eaten within the library and must remain at all times in a sealed container that does not permit odors or spills to escape. Eating is allowed in many other locations on campus including the first floor cafe, student lounges, patios, and outdoor spaces.
In order to maintain a suitable environment for study and research, and in recognition of the significant degree of memorization required in many health sciences curricula, the library is maintained as a quiet space. Incidental conversations in the open areas of the library should be conducted at a low volume. Collaborative work or extended conversations should occur within library study rooms, and users of study rooms should take care to make sure study room doors are shut. Door stops are available at the library desk for this purpose. Mobile phone conversations must be conducted outside the library. Library patrons viewing audio-visual content in open areas of the library should use headphones or earbuds. Headphones are available for loan at the library desk. Occasionally, despite the best efforts of library staff to maintain a quiet environment, there will be ambient noise from nearby construction or campus events. In those situations, library patrons may request a complimentary set of earplugs from the library front desk.
The Arizona Health Sciences Library at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus extends borrowing privileges to students, staff, and faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix, as well as other student, staff, and faculty of other University of Arizona colleges with programs at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. Privileges are also extended to students, staff, and faculty of Northern Arizona University College of Health and Human Services who are based at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus or using the library as community visitors. NAU borrowers must sign a brief agreement the first time materials are checked out. Due to the library’s limited print collection and a lack of shipping facilities, the library does not ship books to other campuses of either the University of Arizona or Northern Arizona University. In addition, the library does not ship books to other libraries in fulfillment of interlibrary loan requests. All interlibrary loan service is handled by either the University of Arizona Main Library or the Cline Library at Northern Arizona University. Personnel who are not affiliated with either University of Arizona or Northern Arizona University may use the library’s resources in accordance with the library’s community visitor policy but may not check books out.
Community Visitors & NAU Affiliates Policy
Study Rooms Policy
The library maintains closed study rooms for student convenience and collaboration. These study rooms are provided on a first-come, first serve basis to all populations enrolled in classes in the Health Sciences Education Building. Rooms are not available for reservation and cannot be claimed for use later in the day. Items left behind for more than an hour may be removed and held at the library front desk in order to make the study room available to other users. Study room users should choose rooms of appropriate size for the number of people studying together. During times of peak occupancy, single occupants and small groups may be asked to relocate to smaller rooms if their rooms are needed for larger groups. The library’s policies on food and noise apply within study rooms. No eating is allowed, and drinks must be in closed containers. Conversations should not be audible outside study rooms. All personal items and trash should be removed before leaving. The Library is not responsible for personal property left in study rooms. Students should use the lockers on the second floor of the HSEB for storage of all items that are valuable or difficult to replace.