Patron Behavior

The public library is a house of information. Area residents learn from the materials housed within and can extend that learning from library materials outside the building by borrowing many of our books. Although people can learn—i.e., read (whether a book, a magazine, or a computer screen)—in a variety of environments, the one the public library strives to maintain is the traditionally relatively quiet one. Also, a safe one. To that end, we expect patrons—anyone who walks through the front door—to be quiet, civil, and law-abiding. Those who are not will be asked to comply; if not, they will be asked to leave; if necessary, the police will be called to escort a problem patron from the building, likely resulting in the issuance of a criminal trespass citation which would prohibit their return to the library.

Patron Behavior Policy (PDF)