The Finkelstein Memorial Library (the “Library”) welcomes all visitors. Those using the Library and its resources have the right to expect a safe, comfortable, and clean environment for selecting materials, reading, researching, studying, writing, computing, and attending Library or community sponsored meetings, functions and programs. To this end, the Library has established rules of conduct to protect the rights and safety of Library patrons, volunteers, and staff, and to preserve and protect the Library's materials, equipment, facilities and grounds.
Patrons must comply with these rules of conduct in all respects. Patrons not primarily engaged in reading, studying, using Library materials and equipment, attending meetings, functions or programs may be asked to leave the Library. Enforcement of Library rules and regulations will be conducted in a fair, equal, uniform and reasonable manner. Library staff and/or other authorized persons will intervene to stop prohibited activities and behaviors. Failure to comply with the Library's established rules, regulations, and policies may result in removal from the premises, expulsion from the Library for a period ranging from one day to a permanent ban, the restriction and/or termination of Library privileges, and/or arrest or prosecution.
The Library expressly prohibits anyone from engaging in disruptive or unacceptable behaviors while on the premises. These behaviors include, but are not limited to:
Persons engaging in any of the above activities may be requested to produce ID. Refusing to produce identification under such circumstances may result in eviction from the library.
The Library reserves the right to inspect the contents of any bag, knapsack, briefcase, package, item and/or other article. The Library reserves the right to limit the size and number of items brought into the Library.
By entering the Library, all patrons agree to comply with these rules and regulations. If a patron violates this policy or any part thereof, the patron will be asked verbally to modify the behavior. If the patron fails or refuses to do so immediately, the patron will be asked to leave the premises and the police may be called if necessary. If a patron refuses to leave Library premises, the local police will be notified and the offender may be prosecuted for trespassing.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, identification may be required for use of any or all Library services, and may be necessary: (a) for safety and security purposes; (b) when criminal activity has occurred on Library premises; and/or (c) when Library rules have been violated. Refusal to identify one's self or to provide proof of identification may be grounds for denial of service, expulsion from Library premises, and/or summoning the police.
Board of Trustees
Adopted: November 17, 2009