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Memorial Hall Library Rules

Memorial Hall Library is intended to provide access to library materials, information, and equipment, and to serve as a location for general studies and cultural activities. For the library to be enjoyed by all patrons, the following rules and regulations should be observed. Patrons who exhibit behavior inconsistent with the following rules may be asked to leave the library.

  1. Many patrons use the library as a place for quiet study. Patrons should respect the rights of others and not engage in loud conversations or noisy activities. Please turn cellular telephone ringers off while in the building, and place any outgoing calls from one of our two lobbies. No talking is allowed in the sections of the library reserved for quiet study.
  2. No smoking, eating or gum-chewing is permitted in the library. Patrons are welcome to bring drinks in spill-proof bottles and snack foods such as fruit and packaged cookies.
  3. Shirts and shoes must be worn in the library. Patrons whose bodily hygiene is offensive so as to constitute a nuisance to other persons shall be required to leave the building.
  4. Damaging library property is forbidden. All materials must be checked out before leaving the building. Bags may be inspected at the doors.
  5. Verbally or physically harassing any staff member or patron is forbidden. If you have a concern about a policy or procedure, or about another patron's behavior, please speak with a staff member. Violating other library patrons' privacy by campaigning, soliciting, or petitioning is also forbidden.
  6. With the exception of service animals, no animals are allowed in the library building without the approval of the Library Director.
  7. Parents are responsible for the behavior and supervision of their children. Children under the age of eight should not be left unattended in any part of the building.
  8. Patrons are responsible for their personal property. Please do not leave items unattended.
  9. Bicycles, roller blades, skateboards, scooters, or similar equipment may not be used in the building or the parking lot. Bicycles should be left in the racks outside the building or along the section of the fence designated for bicycles.
  10. Please read and follow the rules for the use of the library's computers and printers posted in the Reference area.
  11. Use of the library's Teen Room during non-school hours is limited to students currently enrolled in either middle or senior high school, to students being home-schooled who are of similar age, and to teenagers under the age of 18.

Please cooperate with the library staff who must interpret and apply these rules and regulations. Your cooperation will help promote excellence in library service for everyone.

Any patron violating the above rules may be denied access to the library by the Library Director or Director's designee. Patrons whose privileges have been denied may have the decision reviewed by the Board of Trustees.

Approved: Board of Library Trustees, February 12, 2014

Updated: October 8, 2014

Last updated: October 10, 2014
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