Unattended Children Policy
The University Library at California State University, Los Angeles welcomes
children as long as they are accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver
and under appropriate supervision. Please be aware that our facilities
are open to the public, a situation which can present risks to children.
The safety and security of children are the responsibility of the parent
or adult caregiver. The Library cannot assume responsibility for
the safety of children left unattended. The Department of Public
Safety will be notified immediately if children are left in the library
unaccompanied by an adult.
Please note the following:
A child not yet in high school must be under the
supervision of an adult who assumes responsibility for him or her.
If a child wishes to leave the library, the library
staff cannot legally detain him or her.
Parents or adult caregivers must monitor all activities
and behavior of their children while they are in the library. The
staff person in charge will request that a child leave the premises if the
Library Code of Conduct rules are not followed.
Parents or adult caregivers are responsible for any act
of vandalism (cutting, tearing, defacing, or destroying books, periodicals,
equipment, furniture or facility).
If a child is left in the library at closing time or in the event of an emergency
situation, staff will immediately notify the Department of Public Safety.