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Code of Conduct
  
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For the comfort and safety of patrons, volunteers, and staff, and the protection of Library property, thefollowing actions are examples of conduct not allowed on Library property.

 Any violation of local, state, or federal law

 Possession of weapons

 Any loud, unreasonable, and/or disturbing actions created by persons or electronic devices (including cell phones) that interferes with the ability of others to use and enjoy library services

 Being under the influence of, selling and/or possession of alcohol or illegal drugs

 Verbally or physically threatening behavior toward any person

 Sleeping or putting your head, feet or legs on tables, smoking, sitting on stairs, rearranging or misuse of library furnishings

 Eating. Drinks must be in containers with lids

 Use of library facilities or equipment for other than library purposes, including loitering, solicitation, selling or distribution of materials without prior written authorization

 Leaving a child under nine years of age unattended by a responsible person

 Leaving a child or young adult (under age 18) in the library after closing time

 Animals in library building with the exception of licensed service animals

 Misuse of restrooms. Includes bathing, shaving, changing clothes, loitering, or other inappropriate behavior

 Entry into non-public areas or use of library telephones without permission

 Theft or defacement of library property including books and other materials

 Taking library property, including books and non-print materials outside library buildings without following established loan procedures

 Inappropriate use of computers, including, but not limited to: viewing inappropriate websites, using the Internet for illegal purposes, or displaying, sending, printing obscene materials; or damaging, altering, or tampering with equipment or software; manipulating or interfering with the time management and print management software

 Entering the library buildings barefooted, without a shirt, with offensive body odor or personal hygiene

 Bringing personal items into the library that will not fit comfortably under one chair or leaving items unattended. Bags no larger than 18” in length are allowed. Larger bags of any type, bedrolls or luggage are prohibited. Articles with a foul odor, or articles, that alone or in their aggregate impede the safety of others.

 Leaving personal items unattended and/or storage of personal items

 Use of wheeled devices other than wheelchairs, walkers, strollers, or wheeled book bags

 Bringing bicycles into library buildings

 Refusal to leave library at designated closing time

 Disregard of fire regulations

 Failure to comply with Library’s established standards and guidelines

All bags and other articles are subject to inspection by library personnel. The library reserves the right to limit thesize and number of items brought into the library.

Library staff will intervene to stop prohibited activities and behaviors. Failure to comply with the library’s establishedstandards of acceptable behavior may result in removal from the building and/or restriction of library privileges.

Approved by the Board of Trustees November 25, 2008