Answered By: Jeffrey Walsdrop
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2016     Views: 12

Excellent question.  The Library has always claimed the policy of being closed to the public and requiring the showing of ID's (the policy is stated on the front doors). However, the policy has not necessarily been rigidly enforced over the years in the spirit of welcoming and trust. However, over the last several years or so, a good number of non-Fuller  patrons have begun abusing the library's hospitality by asking Fuller students for computer/wireless logins, smoking on the balcony,  using study rooms dedicated for Fuller student use, excessive cell-phone use and other infractions. Due to complaints from a number of Fuller students and staff, the library is now enforcing the "not for general public use" policy so that Fuller students, faculty, alumni, and staff are able to use their own Library without competition from non-Fuller persons. The ID-checking identifies Fuller community members, ensuring its protection.  Any comments, questions or feedback is welcome! Please feel free to submit them via phone, text, or email.