Patron Code of Conduct Policy

In order to insure constructive use of library facilities, materials, and services, as
well as the personal comfort of all patrons, the Board of Trustees has establishedthe following rules for use:

  1. Misconduct such as the use of foul or threatening language and gestures, public
    drunkenness, drug usage, sale or exchange of alcohol or drugs, running, pushing,
    fighting, stalking, soliciting, loitering, littering and other behavior deemed
    offensive by library staff will result in expulsion from the library and suspension
    of library privileges.
  2. Harassment of staff or library patrons by a library patron will not be tolerated.
  3. The library assumes no responsibility for the care and supervision of children.
    Parents or caregivers must supervise the behavior of their children. Additionally,
    children under the age of 7 must be supervised at all times.
  4. Patrons shall not be permitted to enter the library without footwear or without a
    shirt or other covering of their upper bodies. Patrons shall maintain a generally
    acceptable standard of personal hygiene.
  5. The children’s room of the library is for the exclusive use of parents and their
    children or adults using resources which are only available in that area.
  6. Library materials must be returned on time and in good condition. Overdue
    materials deprive others in need of those materials.
  7. A library patron who deliberately alters a library computer database or destroys
    computer equipment will forfeit all library privileges and will be subject to
    financial liability for damages.
  8. A library patron who vandalizes, steals, or destroys any library material,
    equipment or building components will forfeit all library privileges and will be
    subject to financial liability for damages.
    Patrons are encouraged to report disruptive individuals to the staff.
    Concerns should be brought to the attention of the Library Director.