Rules of Conduct

The library has established these rules of conduct to promote a safe
and respectful environment for all to share.

  • All those in the Library shall be engaged in normal activities associated with the use of a public library. Anyone disturbing others, loitering, loitering in groups, or jeopardizing safety may be asked to leave. Disruptions include but are not limited to physical or verbal harm, violating internet rules, creating noise disruption, blocking aisles, stairs and doorways, stalking, staring.

  • Treat the library with care. Persons will be held responsible for damage or theft of library property. The library reserves the right to prosecute.

  • As a courtesy to others, use cell phones discreetly.

  • Keep the library and library grounds free of alcohol, cigarette smoke, and illegal activities. Persons who are, or appear to be, under the influence of alcohol or drugs may be asked to leave.

  • Use headphones with audio equipment so as not to disturb other people.

  • Lidded beverages are welcome everywhere except the Vermont Room, where all food and beverages are prohibited.

  • Only trained service animals or animals that are part of an approved library program are allowed in the library.

  • Appropriate attire, including shoes and shirts, must be worn.

  • Weapons of any kind in the library are prohibited, unless carried by a law enforcement officer.

  •  Soliciting in the library or on library grounds is allowed only with the express permission of the Library Administrators.

  • People who do not abide by these rules may be removed from the library and its premises.