Library Facilities Policy
The purpose of the policy is to establish guidelines for public use of the William T. Cozby Public Library. Libraries have a responsibility to citizens and citizens have responsibilities to the library and each other. It is the City’s policy that library patrons demonstrate respect for public property and the rights of other citizens by following these guidelines:
- Citizens are expected to obey all city, state and federal laws and ordinances. Anyone observed violating these laws will be reported to the proper authorities.
- Citizens must respect public property. Climbing on furniture (unless the equipment is specifically designed for that purpose, i.e. a step stool) or abusing library equipment is not permitted.
- Items on the hold shelf may be removed from the hold shelf only by the person for whom the items are on hold.
- Animals, unless they are service animals, are not permitted in the library.
- Food is not permitted in the main library area. Drinks are permitted in secure containers as determined by staff. Tobacco and alcohol are not permitted in the entire building.
- Shoes, sandals or other appropriate footwear must be worn in the library.
Disruptive behavior consists of actions that infringe upon the rights of others using the library and/or disturbs the tranquility of the library and the citizens. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to:
Citizens exhibiting any of these behaviors will be asked to stop on the first instance then asked to leave upon recurrence.