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Visiting the Library

Any LAFS community member is more than welcome to visit The LAFS Library at the designated operating times.

Students are required to scan their school-issued ID at the Circulation Desk and state the reason why they are visiting the Library. If students do not have their ID, they may state their ID number or name to the Library Staff present at the Circulation Desk. 

The reason why the Library requires students to scan is for safety reasons (making sure they are Active or Alumni students) and to keep track of patron usage of the facility. This data will solely be collected and used for reporting purposes and to provide personalized/user-centered services.

Please review the Student and Staff Policies below. 

Guests Visiting the Library

The LAFS Library extends a warm welcome to guests accompanying LAFS patrons. This policy outlines the guidelines and privileges for guests visiting the library premises.

Access and Accompaniment:

  • Guests are welcome to access the library only when accompanied by a registered LAFS patron.
  • The LAFS patron accompanying the guest is responsible for the conduct and actions of their guest within the library premises.

Access to Materials:

  • Guests may browse, view, or read materials available within the library but are not permitted to check out any items.
  • Access to certain restricted materials may be limited based on library policies and discretion.

Computer Usage:

  • Guests are allowed to use library computers if available, subject to the following conditions:
    • Priority for computer usage will be given to LAFS Students, Staff and Alumni if there is a demand for the available computer stations.
    • If a student requires computer access, the guest will respectfully yield the station to accommodate the student’s needs.

Conduct and Courtesy:

  • Guests are expected to adhere to the library’s code of conduct, respecting the quiet atmosphere and the needs of other patrons.
  • Loud conversations, disruptive behavior, or any activity that disturbs other library users will not be tolerated.

Duration of Visit:

  • The length of a guest’s visit to the library should be reasonable and aligned with the time frame of the accompanying LAFS patron’s visit.
  • Extended stays or frequent visits by guests unaccompanied by an LAFS patron may be restricted or subject to review.

Enforcement and Discretion:

  • Library staff reserves the right to enforce this policy and may request a guest to leave if there is a violation of these guidelines or disturbance to library operations.
  • Discretion in the interpretation and application of this policy rests with the Library Staff.

Amendments and Updates:

  • The library administration holds the authority to revise or update this policy as necessary. Any changes will be communicated through appropriate channels.

Acknowledgment: By entering the LAFS Library as a guest, individuals agree to comply with this policy and understand that failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in being asked to leave the premises.

This policy aims to foster a conducive learning environment for all patrons and guests while maintaining the primary focus on serving the needs of the LAFS community.

Code of Conduct Policies

The Los Angeles Film School Library seeks to provide the LAFS community with the best possible environment for research and study. We ask for your cooperation with the following rules, which apply to all Library users, respecting the use of Library facilities and resources:

Conduct that disturbs Library users or interferes with Library activities is prohibited. 

Users shall respect the right of other library patrons and library staff. This includes loud or excessive noise (either generated by audio equipment or an electronic communication device), verbal abuse, harassment, threats of violence, sexual harassment, or other activities that interfere with the activities of Library staff and patrons. 

Food and drinks are not allowed on Library premises as it may distract or can damage library equipment. There is a small table right outside the building for patrons to place their food or drinks upon.     

Viewing inappropriate material is prohibited at the Library. Inappropriate content includes information or images that may upset anyone or information that might lead or tempt anyone into unlawful or dangerous behavior. This could be: pornographic material; sites that encourage vandalism, crime, terrorism, racism, eating disorders, suicide; pictures, videos or games which show images of violence or cruelty to other people or animals; gambling sites; and unmoderated chat rooms. Content should be appropriate and should not offend or upset anyone at all times.   

LAFS is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy learning and living environment for students, faculty, and staff. Students are expected to be good citizens and engage in responsible behaviors that reflect well upon their university, to be civil to one another and to others in the campus community, and contribute positively to students. 

Theft and abuse of materials, facilities, and equipment is prohibited. 

By entering the Library, patrons are agreeing to pass through a security system at the main entrance, which will then alarm if the patron is taking an item from the library and exiting without checking it out from the library staff. 

Destruction of library materials by marking on or removing pages or other destructive activities toward materials or facilities are considered acts of vandalism. 

Leaving unattended items for long periods of time is prohibited.

Any belongings left in an unoccupied space at the library for more than 30 minutes will be confiscated and brought to Security’s attention. Security will keep the unoccupied items until the owner claims for them. The LAFS Library and its staff are not responsible for any unattended items left damaged or stolen.  

Failure to Comply

Failure to comply with library rules, library signage, or the directives of library staff or security personnel may result in the loss or suspension of library privileges, including but not limited to temporary or permanent removal from the library premises. 

Note: Policies are subject to change at any time. 

Data & Patron Usage Policy

The Data and Patron Usage Policy at LAFS Library governs the handling, protection, and usage of patron data and outlines the rights and responsibilities of patrons in utilizing library services.

Collection and Use of Patron Data:

  • The library collects minimal personal data necessary for the provision of library services, including but not limited to name, contact information, and borrowing records.
  • Patron data is solely used for library-related purposes, such as managing accounts, providing notifications, and improving services.

Confidentiality and Privacy:

  • Patron data and borrowing history are considered confidential and are not disclosed to third parties without explicit consent, except as required by law or in exceptional circumstances.
  • The library staff is committed to safeguarding patron privacy and ensures that access to patron data is restricted to authorized personnel only.

Data Security:

  • The library employs industry-standard security measures to protect patron data against unauthorized access, misuse, or loss.
  • Patrons are encouraged to take precautions to secure their devices and accounts while using library services, including Wi-Fi access.

Patron Responsibilities:

  • Patrons are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their library accounts, including login credentials and personal information.
  • Any suspicious or unauthorized use of library accounts must be reported promptly to library staff.

Use of Library Resources:

  • Patrons are expected to use library resources, including electronic databases and digital materials, in compliance with copyright laws and licensing agreements.
  • Unlawful or unauthorized downloading, sharing, or distribution of copyrighted materials is strictly prohibited.

Internet and Computer Usage:

  • The library provides internet access and computer resources for educational and informational purposes.
  • Patrons must adhere to the library’s acceptable use policy when utilizing library computers and internet services. This includes refraining from accessing inappropriate content, engaging in illegal activities, or disrupting network services.

Enforcement and Violations:

  • Violation of this policy may result in suspension or termination of library privileges, as determined by the severity and recurrence of the infraction.
  • Library staff reserves the right to investigate suspected violations and take appropriate action, which may include reporting illegal activities to authorities.

Amendments and Notifications:

  • The library administration reserves the right to modify or update this policy as deemed necessary. Patrons will be notified of any significant changes through appropriate communication channels.

Acknowledgment: By utilizing LAFS Library services, patrons implicitly agree to abide by this Data and Patron Usage Policy and understand the importance of adhering to these guidelines for the benefit of all library users.

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6363 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028