AS ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE CLARENCE DILLON PUBLIC LIBRARY

UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR on the Library premises includes but is not limited to:

  • Any activity that constitutes a violation of federal, state, or local criminal statutes or ordinances
  • Harassment, use of abusive or threatening language or threatening gestures, unwanted physical contact or other inappropriate actions
  • Following or staring at others with intent or effect to annoy
  • Damage, defacement, or theft of any library property or material
  • Possession, distribution, or use of alcohol, except at authorized library events
  • Possession, distribution, or use of controlled substances
  • Unreasonable noise levels including shouting, loud talking or disruptive conversations in person or on cell phones
  • Solicitations, petitions or canvassing in the Library or on Library premises
  • Bringing animals into the Library, with the exception of service animals or those allowed at a library-approved event
  • Lack of personal hygiene that interferes with the use of and enjoyment of the Library by others
  • Use of electronic equipment at a volume that disturbs others
  • Leaving children or adults who are in need of supervision unattended
  • Inappropriate use of the elevator
  • Soliciting or panhandling
  • Carrying a weapon into the Library, unless authorized by law

 

ENFORCEMENT

In the case of a lesser violation of these rules, in the judgement of a staff member, the offender will receive up to two verbal warnings.  At the third offense, the patron must leave the Library for the remainder of the day and evening.

In the case of any misconduct that is extreme, in the judgement of a staff member, the offender may be ordered to leave the premises and potentially, by order of the Library Board of Trustees, be barred permanently from future use of the Library facilities, including the outside premises.