Northville District Library

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Phone: 248-349-3020

Policy on Conduct in the Library

Policy on Conduct in the Library

The purpose of this policy is to protect the rights of individuals who are in the Library to use Library materials and/or services, to protect the rights of staff members to conduct Library business without interference, and to preserve Library materials and facilities. Therefore, the Board of Trustees prohibits the following activities within the Library or on Library property without prior approval:

- participating in activities not generally associated with the use of a public library;
- damaging Library materials, furniture, equipment, or any other real or personal property;
- annoying others through noisy or offensive behavior;
- consuming or openly possessing food, except as authorized in Meeting Rooms;
- consuming beverages from open (non-covered) containers;
- smoking or otherwise using tobacco products;
- using or acting under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
- engaging in any illegal activity;
- appearing without a shirt or shoes; - bringing animals other than service dogs into the building;
- using recreational equipment, such as roller blades, skateboards, roller skates or bicycles;
- soliciting, campaigning, or petitioning;
- removing Library materials that have not been checked out;
- carrying or brandishing firearms or other weapons, to the extent that such act interfere with or inhibit any Library patrons in their opportunity for reasonable use of the Library or unreasonably interferes with the staff’s performance of their duties.;
- using cell phones in other than designated areas.

An individual who violates this policy may be required to leave the premises and may forfeit his/her Library privileges. Library employees reserve the right to request identification (name, address, and phone number) and to call the Northville Police. An individual whose Library privileges have been denied may appeal the decision to the Board. Individuals are monetarily responsible for any damage done to library property. Parents or legal guardians are responsible for any damage done by their children.

Approved by the Board of Trustees Nov. 20, 1997
Revised and approved by the Board of Trustees Jan.23, 2003
Revised and approved by the Board of Trustees Dec. 20, 2007
Revised and approved by the Board of Trustees June 26, 2008
Reaffirmed by the Board of Trustees May 25, 2011
Revised and Approved by the Board of Trustees January 23, 2014

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