Policies and Procedures

To provide an atmosphere conducive to studying, the Syracuse Florence Library enforces the following rules and regulations:

Patrons and Access

  • Syracuse Florence faculty, students, and staff have full access to library facilities and equipment during opening hours; 24/7 access to SU Libraries online resources, and lending privileges upon creation of a user account.
  • University of Florence students enrolled in a Syracuse Florence course may use library facilities and consult its resources onsite upon presentation of a valid photo ID.
  • Visiting scholars may use library facilities and consult resources onsite upon prior permission from the Program Director.
  • All library users must present a valid photo ID, if requested by the library staff.

Reference Assistance

Reference assistance is available at the Circulation Desk located at the entrance to the Villino building. If extensive assistance is needed, students can make an appointment at the Circulation Desk with the Library Coordinator.

Food and beverages

Food is not permitted in any of the reading rooms or at the computer lab workstations. Drinks are permitted in travel mugs with secure lids.

Quiet Study Rooms

It is expected that all library users be respectful of others. Loud talking, laughing, and audible use of electronic devices in the rooms and hallways are not permitted. Students can work in groups or make audio/video calls in the Villa Rossa Garden or in the Student Lounge.

Library Loans

Resources leaving the library must be checked out at the Circulation Desk. Items on course reserve must be returned to the desk within the same day before 6 pm.

Outstanding loans

Students can pick up program deposits (in the Student Life Office) at the end of the semester only when they have no outstanding library loans.

Theft and mutilation

The theft or damage of library materials will result in charges related to replacement costs of the item.


The Library respects the privacy of its users and will not release information about borrowers or materials borrowed, unless as required by law.