Abernathy Public Library

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Behavior in the Library

2.G. Patron Conduct Policy

 To insure that all patrons may have considerate use of the Abernathy Public Library, appropriate behavior is expected. Violation of any of the following rules will result in a warning and/or expulsion from the property. Whenever necessary, police will be contacted. The Director and staff have authority to carry out all powers of this policy.

The following behavior is prohibited in the Library: 

  1. Disorderly conduct.

  2. Soliciting

  3. Smoking or any tobacco products.

  4. Physical abuse, assault on another person, or the use of abusive, loud, insulting, or threatening language, including hand gestures.

  5. Sexual harassment or abuse, or the use of sexually offensive language, innuendo, or inquiry.

  6. Intoxication from alcohol or other drugs.

  7. Bathing or washing clothes.

  8. Placing feet on tables, chairs or other furnishings.

  9. Unattended packages, bags, or personal belongings.

  10. Improper acts that are subject to prosecution under criminal or civil codes of law. In person or on the Internet.

  11. Failure to comply with the Internet Policy.

  12. No food or drinks at the computers.

  13. Bringing animals into the Library with the exception of service animals.

 Anyone who violates any of the above rules or who habitually violates the above rules may be excluded from the Library as a matter of administrative policy.

 Persons who violate the above rules may be instructed by the Library staff or person in authority to leave the building. Failure to leave as instructed constitutes unlawful trespass.

 These rules have been formulated with the cooperation of the City of Abernathy and the Abernathy Police Department.

Approved January 2006

Revised January 2007