Rules of Conduct

For the comfort of all users, please respect the following rules when in the library:

Animals

  • Only registered assistance animals are allowed in the library.

Cell phones

  • Cell phones, pagers, laptop computers, or other devices must be used in a manner that does not disturb others.

Clothing

  • Shirts and footwear must be worn.

Disruptive behaviour and language

  • Behavior that interferes with any person’s comfort and use of the library is not allowed.
  • Threatening, abusive, harassing language or behavior toward staff or other users is not allowed.
  • No person shall beg or sell services, goods, or merchandise.
  • No person shall traffic in, consume, or appear to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs and substances.
  • No persons shall gather signatures on petitions or distribute literature of any kind in the library.
  • No persons shall engage in protests in the library.

Food and drink

  • Only beverages with a lid are permitted.
  • Food is allowed in designated branches and areas only.
  • No food or drink is permitted when operating the library’s computer equipment.

Furniture use

  • Sleeping is not allowed.
  • Feet must not be placed on the furniture.

Library materials may not be taken into the washrooms.

Smoking is not allowed

Sports equipment

  • Bicycles are not allowed in the library.
  • Other sports equipment (skateboards, inline skates etc.) Must not be used inside the library.

Theft / damage to property

  • Stealing, damaging, or vandalizing property of the library is prohibited by law.
  • Cutting or removing pages or articles from books or magazines, hacking into, or altering computer settings, and writing in library materials or on furniture or walls is not allowed.

Unattended children

  • Young children must be supervised at all times by someone responsible for their safety and conduct.

Recording

  • Photographing, filming, videotaping or audio recording conducted within the library must be authorized in advance by senior staff.

Violation of any of the above rules may result in suspension or restriction of library privileges, including banning from library premises. Criminal offences may result in prosecution.

Board approved: November 17, 2021

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