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Friday, 20 May 2011 10:22

 

Behavior and Conduct in the Library

To maintain an atmosphere appropriate for work, study, and enjoyment for all library users and staff, the Board of Trustees has established the following policy on behavior in the library and on library property. This policy will be courteously but firmly enforced by library staff.

Appropriate library activities include (but are not limited to): doing homework, writing reports, researching, browsing for materials, reading, and thinking. If library games, puzzles, computers, or audiovisual equipment are available, they are to be used quietly, so as not to disturb others.

Inappropriate library activities include (but are not limited to): running, throwing objects, loud or abusing talking, eating, drinking, fighting, moving furniture, putting feet on the furniture, sleeping, loitering, excessive socializing, proselytizing, soliciting, selling, distributing leaflets, any illegal activities, smoking, and any other activities which disrupt the library. Vandalism will not be tolerated.

Disruptive behavior is defined as any noisy, boisterous, or acting-out behavior which is inappropriate in a setting where business is being conducted. This behavior may represent a physical danger to people or property, or may interfere with the legitimate library business of other users or staff.

Users who are behaving inappropriately or disruptively will be warned that the behavior must stop. If the behavior is not corrected, the person will be told to leave the premises. Anyone who does not leave after being told to do so will be considered a trespasser and will be treated accordingly. Habitual abusers of library rules may be banned from the premises for a period ranging from one day to three months. A juvenile who creates chronic problems may be required to bring a responsible adult who will remain with him or her in the library.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2011 14:26