Our Policies

Our policies are intended to maintain a productive, inclusive space for everyone.

Refusal to adhere to these policies may result in fines or dismissal.

Checking out items 

  • Bring your selected cartridge to staff at the front desk. For disk-based games, leave the case on the shelf and tell the attendant the game title and system. 
  • An Mcard or valid photo ID is required to play a game.
  • Only one game can be used at a time.
  • Staff may limit how often you can switch games during busy times, in order to help everyone present.
  • Tabletop roleplaying books may be borrowed for up to 3 days.

Handling equipment

  • Games and equipment must remain in the space at all times.
  • Please handle items with care.
  • Do not add personal accounts to our consoles, change console settings, or overwrite game save files without explicit permission from desk staff.
  • Tell a staff member if you experience technical issues with the equipment. Please do not try to rearrange cords yourself. 

Users under 13 

  • Anyone under the age of 13 must be with an adult and actively supervised. At least one adult is required for every three minors present.
  • Minors left unattended will be referred to the Department of Public Safety.

Showing courtesy 

  • Please refrain from excessive profanity and noise levels.
  • Use headphones, and keep your audio at a low volume.
  • Do not disturb others while they are at play.

Food and drink

  • No food is allowed in the archive.
  • Drinks must be in sealed containers. 

Personal items

  • Backpacks and bags must be placed on the racks near the entrance upon arrival. You may take out laptops and other materials for use in the archive.
  • Let staff know when you arrive if you’ve brought your own games, controllers, or peripherals. Personal internal hard drives may not be used in our consoles.
  • Games and equipment must remain in the space at all times.
  • At the end of the day, any personal belongings left in the archive will be taken to the library lost and found at the second floor information services desk.

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