Children and Minors

At the St. John’s University Libraries, we strive to create an environment conducive to reading, study, research, consultation, and quiet collaboration. Children related to current St. John’s students, staff, faculty or administrators – that is, those entitled to a University-issued StormCard – are welcome in the Libraries when the accompanying adult StormCard holder comes for research and other academic activities in the Libraries. The accompanying adult is responsible for the safety, behavior, and supervision of children at all times in the Libraries. All library patrons, including children, are expected to respect library property and their fellow patrons as indicated in the Library Code of Conduct. Children and minors are not eligible for Access Cards.

Children must be under direct supervision at all times. Should a child be unattended for any reason, Public Safety will be contacted and the child will be escorted to the Public Safety Office while the accompanying adult is contacted. A child will not be allowed to leave the library without an accompanying adult or a St. John’s University Public Safety Officer.

High school age minors [14-18 years of age] are allowed in the Libraries unaccompanied only if they are a registered St. John’s student with a valid StormCard or a student in the College Advantage Program with valid ID issued by the University.