Library Use Policy

Mutual respect makes it possible for everyone to enjoy the library. You can do your part by observing these rules.

  • Unreasonable interference with the comfort and security of other library users shall be cause for removal.
  • Unreasonable noise from loud talking, singing, boisterous activity, computers, devices or audio-visual equipment is not permitted.
  • Appropriate dress is required; shoes and shirts must be worn at all times. Bathing, shaving or washing of clothes is not permitted on the premises.
  • Eating, drinking, gum chewing and open food or drink containers are not permitted in public spaces.
  • A parent/guardian/caregiver over the age of 13 must accompany all children under the age of 10. The parent/guardian/caregiver must remain in the building. For children under age 7, the parent/guardian/caregiver must remain in the child’s immediate vicinity/maintain visual contact with the child at all times.
  • Smoking and use of chewing tobacco, electronic cigarettes, vapor devices or any other consumable tobacco product is not permitted on library property.
  • Possession and or use of alcohol, illegal substances or illegally obtained prescription drugs is prohibited. Sell/distributing or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not permitted and will result in removal.
  • Running, pushing, jumping, rough play or other dangerous activity, fighting, challenging someone to fight, physical abuse or assault of staff or other user is prohibited.
  • Profane and/ore obscene language or the use of racial, ethnic or sexual orientation epithets shall be a cause for removal. Harassing other library users or staff, including deliberate, repeated behavior that is intimidating, hostile, offensive or threatening will warrant immediate removal.
  • No weapons of any kind are permitted, except those possessed by on-duty law enforcement.
  • Abuse or improper use of library furniture or equipment, damaging, destroying or stealing library property is prohibited.
  • Gambling, panhandling, or solicitation of any kind is not permissible on library property. The distribution or posting of unauthorized material is not allowed.
  • No animals other than registered service or emotional support animals may be brought into the building.
  • Sleeping is not permitted in the building.
  • Photography, audio recording or video recording is not permitted. The library retains the right to record or photograph events or programs with the proper release forms.
  • Indecent exposure, engaging in, or the soliciting of a sexual act will result in immediate removal and possible criminal charges.
  • The library has the right to remove anyone having no apparent library-related, lawful business in the library
  • Bringing any containers, packages, bundles, shopping carts, or wheeled conveyances exceeding 24″x18″x6″ into the building is prohibited, with exception of wheel chairs and baby strollers/carriages. In addition, no more than five (5) parcels are permitted. Unattended items will be treated as suspicious packages.
  • Monopolizing library space, blocking or impeded access to interior or exterior walkways, entrances, tables and common areas, physically or with any item is prohibited.

Library employees are authorized to bring to an individual’s attention any act or omission which violates these rules. The individual will be asked to change the problem behavior to conform to the rules. If such change is not evident or forthcoming, the individual will be asked to leave library property. Failure to leave when asked may result in the police being called and a possible charge of criminal trespassing.

For our Computer and WiFi use policy click HERE

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