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Winthrop University

Dacus Library Policies and Procedures

Welcome to Dacus Library

Welcome to Dacus Library

We look forward to seeing you!

Library User Policies

Library User Policies

Food and Drink Policy

Dacus Library Food and Drink Policy

It is the policy of Dacus Library to maintain an environment appropriate for the protection of library materials and conducive to study. Library computers are subject to the same rules and policies applied to all ACC lab computers. 

In order to conserve library resources and provide a comfortable study environment for all:

  • Covered beverages are allowed except near library owned computers.
  • No food allowed in the library at this time. 

Check back for updates as pandemic protocols change.


Noise Policy, Quiet Areas, Group Study Areas

Dacus Library Noise Policy, Quiet Areas, Group Study Areas

Dacus Library is committed to maintaining an atmosphere conducive to research and study, while also supporting a range of scholarly activities and study styles.

  • Quiet Areas: The study carrels on the ground floor and study rooms on the second floor are reserved for individual study and research; talking and group activities are not permitted in these areas.
  • Group Study Areas (For Winthrop Students only): The main floor group meeting rooms are for use by study groups and class group projects. They are available by reservation from the link on the library homepage or the QR code on the study room door or window. The rooms are not to be used for social gatherings. Students are expected to keep conversations at a reasonably low level.
  • Individual Study Rooms (For Winthrop Students only)These rooms are located on the second floor along the front and back of the building.  Each room will comfortably accommodate one to two patrons. Some rooms have a computer, others have outlets for a laptop.  Two rooms are reservable and The others are available on a first-come, first-served basis. They are not to be used for social gatherings. Students are expected to keep conversations at a reasonably low level.
  • Instruction and Service Areas:  The entire main floor and the Government Documents office and service desk on the second floor are patron service points. Though unreasonable noise levels in these areas should be reported to staff at the main desk, these are not quiet areas. Patrons who need a quiet study area will be directed to the second or ground floor quiet areas.
  • Noise problems or other inappropriate behavior should be reported to the staff at the Information Commons. Patrons who refuse to comply with library rules will be asked to leave.

Parking Regulations

Dacus Library Parking Spaces and Regulations

Spaces available in the Dacus Library Parking Lot (Eden Terrace)

  • 26 Faculty/Staff Parking Spaces, reserved from 7 am until 5 pm, marked with garnet lines.
  • 2 Disabled Parking Spaces, marked with blue lines.
  • 2 Library Staff Night/Weekend Spaces, beside the disabled parking spaces, with a Library Staff sign, and marked with garnet lines. Reserved from 12 pm until midnight for night and weekend staff only.
  • 3 Visitor Parking Spaces, with a visitor sign, and marked with garnet lines
  • 26 Student Spaces available from 5 pm until 7 am

Parking Registration:

  • See Campus Police Traffic and Parking Registration Information for regular, temporary, and visitor registrations. All visitors must receive a parking pass from Campus Police to park in marked visitor spaces.

Visitor Registration - Damage to Vehicle:

  • Report any damage to a vehicle to the Campus Police 323-3333 (x3333 if using a campus phone) or report the incident using LiveSafe, a phone app.


Lost and Found Items

Dacus Library Lost and Found

The library maintains a lost and found box for items left in the building. Inquires for lost and found items may be made at the Information Commons desk. Articles of significant value are held for a short time then taken to Campus Police.