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Rules of Conduct

The Allegany County Library System welcomes all users to its services and facilities. So that we may provide a friendly and safe atmosphere to read, study, or work the library prohibits the following:

1. Disorderly conduct
2. Physical or verbal abuse or assault
3. Alcohol or illicit drugs
4. Loitering
5. Vagrancy
6. Abuse of library facilities or equipment
7. Smoking
8. Food or beverages
9. Skateboarding on library premises.
10. Carrying dangerous weapons, handguns, or firearms.

In addition to the above, patrons using the library are required to wear shoes and shirts.

So as not to disturb others, please restrict cell phone use to lobbies and foyers only. Set
your cell phone to vibrate mode or lowest possible ring volume.

Patrons are prohibited from bringing animals into the library other than those aiding the
disabled.

All library material must be charged out in accordance with established procedures before
being taken from library premises.

Users of the library must respect the rights and privileges of all other users.

Individuals failing to follow this policy will be asked to leave until the problem is corrected and non-compliance may result in the suspension of library privileges. The appropriate law enforcement agency will be called if necessary.

Allegany County Library Board of Trustees
Allegany County Library System
Rules of Conduct
June 2000 (Revised April 2005, August 2008)

Staff Notes:
If staff feel comfortable, they may approach a patron in violation of the stated rules and ask that he/she comply or leave.

If staff do not feel comfortable in doing the above, they should report the behavior to the staff member in charge as soon as possible.

It is the responsibility of the staff member in charge to handle the situation and/or call for necessary assistance.

The staff member or staff member in charge should fill out an incident /accident report as soon as possible and inform administration.