Library Policies

Inclement Weather Policy

Radford University Libraries follows the university’s schedule for delayed openings and early closings.

When the university has an all-day weather-related closing, McConnell Library on main campus will be open selected hours; please call 540-831-5364 for the current schedule. The RUC Library in Roanoke will be closed.

Posting Policy

Radford University Libraries encourages campus organizations and individuals to utilize our bulletin boards to advertise events and services, following these guidelines:

Flyers may be posted on any of our public bulletin boards. They are located:

  • At McConnell Library on main campus, in the hall near the Front Desk on Level 3; outside Information Literacy Center B on Level 3; and near the middle elevator on Level 2. There is a cart for handouts under the bulletin board near the Front Desk.
  • At the RUC Library in Roanoke, outside the computer lab next to the copier.

No formal approval or stamping is required to post flyers on the bulletin boards. Flyers will be cleared from bulletin boards every week unless they are date-specific. Advertisements for commercial or non-charitable enterprises cannot be posted.

Confidentiality of Library Records Policy

The Radford University Libraries supports and complies with Virginia law, Code of VA § 2.2-3705(A)(3) and (10) and § 2.2-3806(A)(2) and (3), which addresses the confidentiality of library records and governs the public access rights to library records. All library records and other information relating to an individual’s use of the Libraries and its resources are considered confidential. These records include, but are not limited to, circulation records of library materials, address and other registration information, reference or informational questions asked, interlibrary loan transactions, and computer database searches. This information may be consulted and used by library staff in the course of carrying out library operations. Access to this information will be restricted to authorized personnel within the Libraries and University for authorized reasons, as determined by the Dean of the Libraries. Radford University Libraries will release an individual’s library information only to that individual, to another individual with the prior written consent of the individual concerned, or under a duly authorized judicial process. The individual requesting the information must provide proof of identity. The only exception to this policy is that the Libraries will reveal the amount, but not the nature, of a person’s library debt to another person who is making a payment.

Animal Policy

Service animals are welcome at the Radford University Libraries under the parameters set by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Other animals, including emotional support animals, are not allowed.

Collection Development

Find out more about what the Radford University Libraries has to offer with our Collection Development policies.