LoganLibraryLogo Logan Library

Policy Manual

<< Public Relations Policy        Table of Contents         Emergencies/Unusual Situations Policy >>

2.13 Patron Behavior and Library Use Policy

Logan Library
Approved 13 April, 1999

2.13.01 Patron Behavior Policy Statement

All people are welcome to use the library and have access to information and library resources. In order to protect library users' right of access, ensure the safety of users and staff, and protect library resources and facilities, the library prohibits activities that are illegal, interfere with the use or enjoyment of the library by others, present health or security risks, damage library resources, or disrupt the normal flow of library operations.

2.13.02 Patron Behavior

If patron behavior interferes with the use of the library or disrupts the normal flow of library operations but does not require external intervention immediately, the library employee with the assistance of another employee will follow these steps:

  1. Inform the patron that the behavior is inappropriate and if it is not stopped, they will be asked to leave.

  2. Ask the patron to leave if the inappropriate behavior does not stop.

  3. Call the police (911) if the patron refuses to leave or becomes threatening in any way.

  4. File an incident report with the director of the library.

2.13.03 Behaviors That Are Prohibited or Inappropriate in the Library

  1. Destruction of property (either that of other patrons, staff, or the library).

  2. Physical abuse (such as an altercation between two patrons or physically abusive behavior directed at a staff member).

  3. Threatening others; brandishing or displaying weapons.

  4. Exhibitionism, sexual advances or abuse, and lewdness.

  5. Theft.

  6. Extreme obscene language and verbal abuse.

  7. Consuming liquor or using illegal drugs on library premises.

  8. Intoxication.

  9. Soliciting for immoral purposes or for patronage (panhandling).

  10. Smoking

2.13.04 Other Unacceptable Conduct in the Library

  1. Eating and drinking in public areas.

  2. Conducting unauthorized sales or charitable solicitations in the library.

  3. Sleeping.

  4. Excessive noise or loud talking.

  5. Eccentric behavior.

  6. Leering/staring/loitering.

<< Public Relations Policy        Table of Contents         Emergencies/Unusual Situations Policy >>