Carnegie Mellon University

Library Policies


  • Silence cell phones. Use cell phones in appropriate areas only.
  • Food is allowed in the Maggie Murph Café and adjacent areas only.
  • Students may sign up to use group study rooms in the Sorrells Engineering & Science Library and Hunt Library. Reserve rooms online:
  • Informal group study is permitted in all public areas except those designated Quiet Study.

Dissertations and Theses

  • All doctoral candidates and some master's candidates must submit copies of their dissertations and theses with the University Libraries. Graduate students should follow-up with their home department for details.


  • Only users with Carnegie Mellon ID may be in Hunt Library after 3 a.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Users must be responsible for their belongings. Never leave backpacks, laptops, cell phones, or other items unattended.
  • Users must login to access information and/or to print documents at workstations in the library.
  • Users must be prepared to show photo ID if requested by library staff or university police.
  • Backpacks, briefcases or other bags may be inspected as you exit.
  • Carnegie Mellon Computing Policy, Carnegie Mellon Fair Use Policy, related university policies, and state and federal laws govern legal use of information and access to information, including security and privacy.