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Library Security Policies

Security Gate Procedure

  • Library patrons are called back to the Circulation Desk when the security gate sounds.
  • Library patrons are asked if they have materials from the Library that are not checked out.
  • If Andersen Library-owned materials are found, on the patron or in the patron's belongings, that are not checked out or are non-circulating, a security report is completed.
  • The security report is given to the Head of Circulation and a copy is forwarded to the Dean of Students Office.
  • The Dean of Students Office will contacts the patron, discusses the incident, and decides if further action is necessary.

Student Misconduct

When student misconduct is reported to the Circulation Desk, the Head of Circulation will complete a security report and forward a copy of the report to the Dean of Students Office. Personnel from that department will contact the student to discuss the incident and decides if further action is necessary. Examples of student misconduct may include, but are not limited to:

  • Excessive noise or other disruptive or inappropriate behavior
  • Marking in or vandalizing Library resources and equipment
  • Threatening behavior or unwanted attention toward another individual


Andersen Library
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Contact the Library

Circulation Desk: 262-472-5511
Reference Desk: 262-472-1032