Acceptable Behavior Policy
Revised June 2006
These rules apply to everyone in the Library. "Library" shall mean all parts of the Farmington Public Library and Branch locations including, without limitation, the entrance structures of the Library and parking lots. These rules may be enforced by suspending the privilege of a violator to use the Library in accordance with the procedures of Resolution No. 98-924.
Library Security or Manager will intervene to prohibit any of the activities or behaviors listed below. Violators will be asked to stop such activity immediately. If the activity/behavior continues, the violator will be instructed to leave the library for the balance of that calendar day (expulsion as defined in Resolution No. 98-924). The Manager or Library Security may suspend a person’s privilege to attend or use the library for a period of up to one year as per Resolution No. 98-924 Section 2 for further violations. All violations resulting in suspension/expulsion will be recorded by Library Security. Any criminal activity will be an automatic suspension for one year.
- No person may steal, damage or alter any property of the Library (with the exception of normal wear and tear), including, without limitation, computer equipment, systems, software or programs or other equipment.
- No person may use any tobacco product in the Library.
- No person may commit harassment of another person on the Library premises.
- No person may commit indecent exposure, as defined by Municipal City Code 18-6-2, on the Library premises.
- No person may ride a skateboard, wear or use rollerblades or rollerskates, or in any way jeopardize the safety of anyone in the Library or on the Library’s property. Bicycles must remain outside the Library and bike racks are provided for bicycles and scooters.
- Excluding special Library programs, no person may carry, lead, or bring an animal into the Library, or cause an animal to enter the Library, with the exception of properly identified service animals for disabled persons under the control of their owners.
- No person may bring a weapon (as defined in Municipal City Code 18-5-41) into or possess a weapon in the Library. (This prohibition does not apply to police officers carrying service weapons in accordance with their department's policies.)
- No person may lie down, doze, or sleep in the Library. (This rule shall not apply to children under the age of six.)
- No person may bring into, sell, or possess alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs, in the Library.
- No person may be in the Library without the permission of an authorized Library employee before or after Library operating hours.
- Capped, bottled water is permitted in the Library. All other food and drink are restricted to the Vending Café located in the lobby.
- No person may solicit donations, sell items or panhandle (defined as approaching citizens with items for sale or pleas for donations).
- No person may distribute or post printed materials or literature without prior Library approval.
- Children must be supervised by an adult guardian as stated in the Farmington Public Library Unattended Children Policy.
- No person may disturb other patrons or employees of the Library so as to disrupt their work or their use of the Library. This prohibits the use of any sound- or noise-producing devices that are audible to others. This rule will be enforced only if the person creating the disturbance continues the behavior after he/she has been asked to stop by the person being disturbed or by a Library employee.
- No person may remove Library materials without properly checking them out.
- No person may keep Library materials past their due date as defined in Municipal City Code 16-4-3.
- No person may fraudulently use a library card.
- No person may park a vehicle on the Library’s property in violation of designated parking areas or in any other area that would impede the flow of traffic or Library parking.
- No person may abuse Library Internet usage policy.
- No person may enter the Library unless he/she is properly dressed
All City employees and/or contractors doing work at the Library will sign in and out with Library Security.
If a Library user chooses not to follow the Acceptable Behavior, that user will be asked to leave.
Police will be called if the user refuses to leave.