Old Dominion University Libraries

Policies & Procedures
Policies & Procedures


ODU Libraries Customer Service Standards

* The library customer is the focus of everything we do.


* The library will treat all customers in a non-judgmental manner, with courtesy, respect, and efficiency.


* All library departments will provide a welcoming environment for library customers.


* The library will accommodate customers with special needs requests.


* Library staff will acknowledge all telephone, email, and in-person requests in a timely manner.


* Library staff will answer all telephone calls promptly.


* In the event staff members are unable to help a customer immediately, they will always research the question, follow-up and/or make an appropriate referral.


* The library will investigate and act to resolve all questions, concerns or complaints in a constructive, positive, and timely manner.


* The library will continuously assess and improve its services.