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Behavior Policy



The Library provides a comfortable and safe environment where customers can read, study, and work; use Library equipment, resources, and services; and where Library staff can perform its duties effectively without interference. Since the Library is used for various purposes, quiet areas have been designated for customers who prefer a quieter environment. Loud, disruptive, disrespectful, threatening, disturbing, or abusive behavior is not tolerated and customers acting in such a manner will be asked to leave the Library.

  • Treat staff and other customers with courtesy and respect.
  • Respect the privacy of others.
  • Bring only covered drinks inside the Library; consume all food and uncovered drinks outside the Library.
  • Observe time limits and use guidelines for computer and other equipment and group study rooms.
  • Observe no talking and no electronic devices in “Quiet Study” areas; keep voices down in other areas.
  • Respect and protect equipment and furniture and report any problems to Library staff.
  • Keep personal items with you at all times. The Library is not responsible for unattended items.
  • Obey all applicable Federal, State and local laws.

 

PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES

  • Silence or set to vibrate all cell phones and pagers. Keep voices down and conversations at a minimum.
  • Use headsets when listening to music, movies or other audible sounds from any device. Set computer or other personal electronic device sounds/signals to the lowest audible level.

SAFETY

  • Children under the age of eight must be directly supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
  • Keep entrances, exits and aisles clear; place backpacks and similar items under tables or chairs.
  • Leave large or bulky items, such as bags and shopping carts, outside the Library; the only wheeled vehicles permitted are wheelchairs and strollers.
  • Secure bicycles in racks provided on Franklin Street or near the park side entrance.
  • Use furniture appropriately; do not tilt chairs or place feet or shoes on furniture.
  • Wear shoes in the Library at all times.
  • Running and jumping and other activities that could cause injury to you or to others are not permitted in the Library or on Library grounds.
  • Follow regulations posted outside the Library prohibiting using or riding skateboards, rollerblades, roller skates, bicycles or scooters on sidewalks or paths.

ACTIVITIES NOT ALLOWED

  • Interfering with another person’s use of Library materials, equipment or resources.
  • Viewing harmful matter in the presence of a minor (California Penal Code 313.1).
  • Soliciting, panhandling, or attempting to sell items for fundraising or other commercial purposes not sanctioned by the Library.
  • Writing on or otherwise damaging Library property including books, walls, furniture, computer equipment, and facilities.
  • Bringing animals inside the Library, except service animals.
  • Sleeping, bathing, washing clothes.
  • Drinking alcoholic beverages.
  • Smoking within 25’ of the Library.
  • Bringing weapons of any kind inside the Library.

Anyone violating this policy may be asked to leave the Library and/or have privileges suspended.

Link to the Printable version of this Policy

Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees: October 1, 2001
Revised: March 1, 2012

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