Conduct and Safety Policies
The Library attempts to be inclusive and welcoming to the broadest possible spectrum of the community. Patrons are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is supportive of this philosophy.
Patrons are not permitted to disturb other library users, conduct themselves in a disorderly or offensive manner or engage in behavior that is judged to be dangerous or threatening or staff, the public, library premises or property. A patron demonstrating unacceptable behavior may be restricted from the library and from the use of the library facilities. Those who are unwilling to leave or do not leave within a reasonable amount of time, after being instructed to do so by the staff, will be subject to the law.
Patrons who cause damage to library premises or property may be charged with repair or replacement costs.
Patrons who attempt to steal material from the Library may be charged with a criminal offense.
Reinstatement of library membership or access to library facilities and services with be at the discretion of the Library Director.
The following actions are prohibited on library property:
Annoying, harassing or threatening another person.
Physical, sexual or verbal abuse of other library users or library staff.
Carrying weapons of any type unless authorized by law.
Stealing, defacing or destroying of library property.
Behaving in a disorderly, loud or disruptive manner.
Playing audio equipment loudly enough to disturb others.
Leaving young children or vulnerable adults unsupervised or unattended.
The Library will not assume parental authority by restricting materials or services available to children. With the exception of internet use by children under 12 years of age. It is the prerogative of parents or guardians to develop, interpret and apply their code of acceptable conduct in their own families.