The purpose of this policy is to express the roles and responsibilities patrons have to ensure the library's physical and virtual spaces are welcoming, safe, and secure.
Patrons are participants in a shared, public use environment and must conduct themselves accordingly. They will be courteous, considerate, and understanding of library patrons and staff.
Parents and caregivers are responsible to supervise the activities and choices of their charges.
Patrons are stewards of the library and its resources. They will value and respect library resources and conduct themselves in a safe and orderly way.
Patrons will comply with federal, state, and local laws and policies.
Library staff will work in partnership with security staff to ensure that library spaces are safe and welcoming to all. Staff will work with individuals or groups to ensure compliance with the policy. Failure to comply may result in loss of library use privileges. Illegal conduct may be referred to the proper authorities for legal action in accordance with the Minnesota Statutes cited below.
This policy is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and policies including but not limited to:
This policy is reviewed by the Library Director (or designee) every four (4) years, who then makes recommendations to the Library Board Program/Policy Committee. The Committee reviews and revises as necessary and advances to the full Library Board for approval.
The Library Director (or designee) will maintain an associated administrative policy that further defines the patron conduct that is necessary to ensure the equitable and consistent application of this policy.
Next Review Date: 3/2020
Date Approved: 9/27/2017
Date Adopted: 2017
Previous Policy Named: Customer Use of Libraries