Printer-friendly General Library Rules

To assure that the library can by enjoyed by all patrons, the following rules must be observed.

  1. Patrons shall not interfere with other patrons' use of the library or with library employees' performance of their duties.
  2. Damage to library property and the theft of library materials is forbidden.

In support of these two basic rules, the following activities and items are not permitted in the library: smoking; shouting; running; pushing; shoving; putting feet on furniture; throwing any object; talking or singing loudly; using personal electronic equipment audible to others; harassing, either verbally or physically, any staff person or patron; bicycles; rollerblades; skateboards; basketballs; soccer balls, etc.

  • No animals shall be allowed in the library except service animals.
  • Parents are responsible for the behavior and supervision of their children. (See Policy on unattended children.)
  • The second floor of the library is reserved for silent study; talking and group study on the second floor are allowed only in study rooms.
  • No more than four people may sit at a table, or more than one person in a single chair.
  • Sitting on furniture other than chairs is not permitted.
  • Intruding on other library patron's privacy is forbidden. No campaigning, petitioning or soliciting is permitted.
  • Library patrons are responsible for their personal property. Items should not be left unattended.
  • Shirts and shoes must be worn in the library.
  • All materials must be checked out before leaving; bags may be inspected at circulation desks.
  • Food and drink are permitted only in designated areas.