Library Behavior Policy
The Public Library is open to all to provide access to the information, ideas and meeting rooms therein. No individual or group has the right to interfere with anyone else's right to use the library for these purposes.
Behavior is considered unacceptable when it could result in injury to oneself or others, when it violates the law, when it interferes with another person's use of the library, or when it could result in loss or damage to Library or patron's property.
Persons failing to follow the Library's behavior rules may be asked to leave.
- No eating (except in meeting rooms or coffee café)
- No use of alcohol or illegal drugs on library property
- No use of tobacco products in the library
- No running, throwing, fighting
- No loud or abusive language
- No commercial photography
- No guns or weapons on library propertyexcept as allowed under Indiana law.
- No bicycling, skateboarding, rollerblading or skating on library property. Bicycles ridden to the library must be stored in the bicycle racks while owners are using library facilities.
- No sleeping or bathing in the library
- No soliciting except in support of the library and sanctioned library activities. Soliciting includes such actions as selling items, begging, circulating petitions, distributing printed material, conducting surveys.
- No animals except service animals
Parents/guardians are responsible for their children's behavior while children are on library property. For safety reasons we recommend that children age ten and under not be left unattended in the library. If children are left at the library under the care of another child and staff are concerned that the children are not adequately supervised by the other child, library staff will attempt to contact the parent/guardian. If the parent/guardian cannot be contacted, the children may be placed in the care of law enforcement.
Vandalism to library property will result in suspension of library borrowing privileges, as well as in criminal prosecution.
Appropriate apparel, including shoes and shirts, must be worn while in the library.
A person may be required to leave the library if his/her personal hygiene interferes with the orderly operation of the library or with the ability of other patrons to use and/or enjoy the facility.
8/94; revised 2/12