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Outdoor Space Use

FLITE offers three outdoor spaces that are accessible to the public, weather permitting. Expectations and guidelines for personal conduct within the library also apply to these outdoor spaces, including the prohibition of smoking or use of any form of tobacco products within 25 feet of any entrance.

Second Floor Balcony

The balcony on the second floor is accessible by groups that are granted permission to reserve the Reading Room (FLITE 240). Requests to reserve this space may be submitted to the Dean of the Library. In warm weather months, the doors to the Second Floor Balcony are unlocked during library open hours and the space is accessible to all when the room is not reserved.

Fourth Floor Balcony

Groups using rooms 438, 442, and 446 have access to the FLITE fourth floor balcony at the discretion of the group leader (i.e., the person responsible for checking out the key). The balcony doors use the same keys as the corresponding entry doors into 438 and 442. Before exiting the room, the balcony doors must be closed and locked.

Banners hung from FLITE balconies must be approved by the Dean of the Library. The design of any banners proposed for these areas must be approved by University Advancement and Marketing.

The Sunken Garden on the Lower Level

The lower level of FLITE provides access to the Sunken Garden, a space for contemplation and conversation. In warm weather months, the doors to the Lower Level Sunken Garden are unlocked during library open hours.


Approved by FLITE Library Administrative Council October 16, 2002; Revised and approved by FLITE Library Administrative Council February 3, 2010. Revised and approved by Dean Scott Garrison, January 2017.