Safety and Code of Conduct

3.1 Safety and Code of Conduct 


The Library requires that patrons be engaged in activities associated with the Library while on the property. Anyone who is acting in a manner that the Library staff or other patrons perceive to be disruptive behavior may be asked to leave the Library property. 
It is the responsibility of the Library staff to address safety issues and violations of the code of behavior. Library staff may contact the Police Department any time they observe any criminal acts, have concerns or questions about safety, or when asking a patron to leave the property due to the code of conduct violations. 
The Library reserves the right to require patrons who continue to violate the rules or commit an illegal or egregious act to leave the property. 

3.2 Unattended Children 


Parents or caregivers carry the responsibility for the safety and behavior of their children in the Library. 
Children under the age of 12 must have a parent or caregiver near, and in visual contact with the child. The parent or caregiver of a child must be at least 14 years old. 
Children 12 and under must be under the direct and continuous supervision of an adult when using a public workstation. The adult cannot be engaged in other activities. 


3.3 Interference with Staff 


Patrons may not intentionally interfere with Library staff performance of duties. This behavior includes engaging in conversation or actions that monopolizes the attention of a staff member for an inappropriate period, making inappropriate personal comments, sexual advances, harassment of a physical and verbal nature, or refusing to comply with staff requests. 



3.4 Violation of Laws

 
Any violation of federal, state, or local laws will be reported to the police by Library staff immediately. Library Staff is also to report any behavior or activity that may lead to the endangering of the safety of others.