S. Bruce Library
The Mae S. Bruce Library encourages people of all ages to visit the
Library. Those using the
Library and its resources have the right to expect a safe, comfortable
environment that supports library services.
OUT / INSPECTION
out all library materials before leaving the building. The Library
reserves the right to inspect any bags or backpacks.
should exit the building promptly when closing procedures begin.
staff and other patrons with courtesy and dignity. Refrain from
behavior that could be construed as offensive, abusive, harassing,
stalking, obscene or sexually explicit. Converse in designated talking
areas and speak quietly. Treat library materials and equipment with
demonstrating disruptive behavior will be required to leave the
Library after one warning from Library staff.
Disruptive behavior includes, but is not limited to: 1) noisy,
boisterous actions; 2) inappropriate behavior, including eating,
smoking, running, loud talking, loitering, or soliciting; 3) misuse of
Library property; 4) uncooperative attitude; or 5) actions that
deliberately annoy others or prevent the legitimate use of the Library
and its resources. Abusive
language and behavior toward staff will not be tolerated. Law
enforcement may be summoned at the discretion of library staff.
and shirts or blouses must be worn at all times.
all laws including those regarding firearms, weapons, alcohol, and
responsible for personal belongings, including materials that have
been checked out of the library. Check for lost items at the
appliances, such as computers, cassette players, and calculators, may
be used if the noise level is low and use does not interfere with
others. Because of lack of
outlets and concern for electrical overload, all appliances must be
battery-powered or plugged into designated Library outlets.
Cell phones and pagers should be turned off or switched to a
non-audible signal and should be answered outside the Library.
Headphones are required with portable audio devices, and the volume
must be set so others cannot hear the sound.
animals into the library unless they are service animals or part
approved library program.
or drinking except in designated areas or, at events sponsored or
approved by the library.
and blocking areas such as the entrances, foyer, hallway,
restrooms, and book stacks.
library phones free for staff use. If a special situation arises, the
public may ask to use the telephone in the Staff Workroom. Patrons
should advise people who might call them that the library does not
offer a paging / messenger service, except in emergencies.
/ DAMAGE TO PROPERTY
damage and / or defacement of materials, furnishings, equipment or
premises, or attempts at theft may be prosecuted. See also Theft of Materials Policy.
children are not safe when left unattended in the Library.
Staff cannot know if children are leaving with a parent, a
friend, or a stranger. Library
staff will not deliberately seek out unattended children; however,
unattended children frequently become disruptive when they become
bored. Parents are
responsible for ensuring the appropriate behavior of their children
while in the Library. ( See
also Unattended Children Policy).
and Approved by the Library Advisory Board –
July 7, 2010
City Council –
August 12, 2010