Library Use Policies

The Mohawk College Library is committed to providing students with a comfortable, safe and student-centred learning environment. Please be considerate of your fellow students by following the library’s policies.

Noise and Conversation

Cell Phones

  • Cell phone conversations are not allowed in the library
  • Ringers must be set to off or vibrate


Head Phones

  • Content with audio must be listened to on headphones not computer speakers
  • Headphone volume must not distract library users



  • The library is for quiet study only
  • For groups, visit The Collaboratory at Fennell and other designated group space at all campuses


Silent Study Area at Cummings and Stoney Creek

  • Silent individual study only
  • No talking allowed
  • Cell phones on vibrate
  • No audio devices


  • Computers are for academic use only.
  • During peak times, if you are not using a computer for academic purposes, you may be asked to log off for students in need of a computer.
  • You cannot have someone save a computer for you.
  • If you leave a computer for an extended period of time staff will allow other students to use it.

Food & Beverages

We ask that you try to avoid handling library materials or using computers while you are eating/drinking. Please put your garbage in the trash and recycling bins located throughout each location.

Cummings, Digital Creativity Centre

  • Beverages in sealed containers are allowed
  • No eating is allowed in these library spaces
  • Food brought into the library must be kept in your backpack or a bag and cannot be consumed in the area


Collaboratory, IAHS, Stoney Creek, iWing TECH BAR & Collaboratory (ITC)

  • Beverages in sealed containers are allowed
  • Snacks are allowed
  • Hot foods such as pizza, fries, pasta, subs, etc. are not allowed