Patron Conduct Ordinance
The Wood River Public Library is dedicated to providing access to knowledge and
The Board of Library Trustees of the Wood River Public Library establishes its conduct ordinance as follows:
Section 2. If a minor is engaging in prohibited behavior, the parent or guardian will be notified in certain circumstances.
Section 3. If, following a request, the patron fails or refuses to comply or responds to the request in an abusive fashion, he or she will be required to leave the library premises immediately for the balance of that calendar day. If he or she fails to leave, the police will be summoned and he/she will be banned from the library for a period of one calendar year. Engaging in certain prohibited activities will result in
Section 4. Library personnel will record instances in which patrons are required to leave the library in a ledger maintained by the library for that purpose. Upon the third recorded instance in which an adult patron is required to leave the library premises, the Director shall bar the patron from use of library premises for a period of one calendar year. Engaging in certain prohibited activities will result directly in a permanent ban from Library premises. Parents or guardians of minors will be notified in writing after the third recorded instance in which a minor is required to leave the library and advised of the consequences of any further recorded instances. If a minor is asked to leave the premises three times during a thirty-day period, they will be banned from the library for the period of thirty calendar days.
Section 5. In the event a patron barred from the use of the library attempts entry to the library during any such period of exclusion, the police will be summoned and informed of the prior action.
Section 6. In the event
Section 7. Whenever possible, patrons with revoked privileges will be notified in writing. A patron whose privilege(s) has been limited or revoked may appeal the limitation or revocation of the privilege(s) by filing a written appeal with the Director within ten (10) days from the date of the issuance of the written revocation. The appeal will be forwarded to the Board of Trustees whose decision is final. Parents or guardians wishing to appeal the revocation of privileges for a minor may do so following the same procedure. The patron whose privilege(s) has been limited or revoked shall attend a meeting with the Director to review this Library Patron Behavior Policy before his or her privilege(s) may be reinstated. In the case of minors, a
Rules for Acceptable Library Use
The following acts are strictly prohibited:
- Carrying firearms and dangerous weapons of any type (except by law enforcement officers).
- Being under the influence of alcohol/illegal drugs and selling, using, or possessing alcohol/illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia.
- Verbally or physically threatening or harassing other patrons, volunteers, or staff, including stalking, staring, lurking, offensive touching, inappropriate personal comments, sexual advances
,and obscene acts.
- Stealing, damaging, altering, or inappropriate use of Library property in Library facilities or on Library grounds, including computer hardware and software, printers, copiers, phones, and other equipment.
- Fighting or challenging to fight, running, pushing, shoving, or throwing things.
Any patron engaging in one or more of the above behaviors will be instructed to leave the Library immediately and may have his or her Library privileges suspended for a period of up to one (1) year, or permanently, depending on the severity of the violation. In addition, law enforcement may be called and appropriate legal action may follow.