Public Patron Use Guidelines

We welcome members of the public and value the richness and diversity offered by having a broad community come together. We ask that public patron use of our library services, supplies and spaces not interfere with the needs of current Macalester College community members. Here are our guidelines:

  • Everyone using the Library and Idea Lab should treat the spaces, technology, tools, supplies, resources and people with consideration and care.

  • Public patrons should refrain from occupying spaces or resources during periods of high use.

  • Please respect that staff and student employees are unable to provide unlimited time for conversations and/or assistance.  

  • Public patrons must bring their own supplies to the Idea Lab.

  • Equipment in the Idea Lab Tech Room is not available for use by public patrons.

  • Failing to follow these guidelines may result in a request to alter behavior or leave.