Service Animals, Emotional Support Animals, and Pets

  • In accordance with UNCW's Policy Service Animals, Emotional Support Animals, and Pets, animals are not allowed in the building with the exception of service animals and service animals in-training. 
  • Animals whose only function is to provide comfort or support (therapy or emotional support animals) are not considered service animals under the ADA
  • Patrons with service animals must ensure that the propoer control and behavoir requirements are met while in Randall Library:
    • the animal must remain under the control of its partner at all times while on University property, and shall have a harness, leash, or other tether, unless the partner’s disability prohibits the use of which, or the use of which would interfere with the Service Animal’s safe, effective performance of work or tasks. Even so, the Service Animal must remain under its partner’s control by other effective means, such as voice control or signals
    • the animal must not obstruct or disturb any space or activity of an academic program including but not limited to, residence halls, classrooms and labs, other campus buildings or recreational areas, roads, walkways and passages on any part of campus, legitimate campus activities and any other university programs, spaces or activities
    • the animal must not engage in other behaviors or noises that are disruptive to others in the specific environment, including, but not limited to, excessive barking, whining, growling, excessive grooming, and sniffing people, personal belongings of others, and/or tables and eating areas
  • Any questions about these policies can be directed to Jim Koebel, Assistant General Counsel, at (910) 962-7886;