Children in the Library

The Wesleyan University Library is open to the public as described on the Library visitor Policy page.

The Library welcomes high school students doing class work or research that requires resources their school or public library does not provide. Younger children are also welcome if they are sufficiently mature to not disturb others' study and are accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Children 13 years and younger must not be left unattended in the library. The safety and security of children is very important and is the responsibility of the parent or adult caregiver. The libraries are public spaces, a situation that can present risks to children. Staff cannot assume responsibility for children's safety and comfort when they are unattended.

Please note: A child 13 and under must be under the supervision of an adult who assumes responsibility for him or her while in the library.

  1. Parents and adults must monitor all activities and behavior of their children while they are in the library and are responsible for their actions and for any damage to property done by the child.
  2. If a child is left unattended in the library or in the event of an emergency, staff will notify Public Safety.