Smoking And Tobacco Products Use Policy


Statement of Policy & Text

Use of tobacco products in any form is prohibited in the King Library. E-cigarettes and vapor cigarettes are not allowed. No area of the building is exempt from this prohibition.

Outside the Library building, smoking is prohibited within 25 feet of all building entrances.

Need for the Policy

  • The King Library has a commitment to provide patrons and employees with a healthy environment in which to study and work.
  • The Library must also comply with university policy, state and local laws prohibiting smoking in public places.

Requirements & Guidelines

  • State of California Code #19994.30 (AB291), City of San Jose Municipal Code 9.44.030, CSU Executive Order #599, and SJSU Academic Senate Smoking Policy S03-06 prohibit smoking in any public building and within 25 feet of building entrances. (See References below.)
  • Appropriate signs will be posted and maintained to clearly state this policy.

Applicable Personnel/Departments

All Library employees and library security personnel.




Reviewed and approved by:Signature/NameDate of Approval
KMT   3/10/03  
University Library Board    3/10/03  
KMTRuth Kifer, Rae Ann Stahl, Mary Nino, Luann Budd, Jill Bourne, Neil Rufino, Katie DuPraw, Angie Miralor, Jon Worona2/28/14

History & Dates

Category of Policy & WBS#: Administration/Operations; 7.1.2
Author(s): SJSU Associate Dean, Jo Bell Whitlatch
SJPL Supervising Librarian, Gordon Yusko
Authorized by: KMT, University Library Board
Date Written: 1/28/03
Date Effective: 4/1/03
Date(s) of Revision(s):3/28/05;3/30/06


A. AB291, CA Code #19994.30

B. CSU Executive Order #599

C. Academic Senate Smoking Policy S03-6

D. City Of San Jose Municipal Code 9.44.030