Code of Conduct

Any patron who violates the Library’s rules of conduct may be denied the privileges of access to the library.

The Following Actions are Prohibited:

  1. Committing or attempting to commit any activity that would constitute a violation of any federal, state, or local criminal statutes or ordinances.
  2. Possessing a weapon, except as allowed by State law or Federal law.
  3. Damaging or destroying Library materials, furniture, equipment, or property; including tampering with or destroying computer equipment or files.
  4. Being under the influence of alcohol/illegal drugs, selling, using, distributing, or possessing alcohol/illegal drugs.
  5. Committing offensive touching, or engaging in sexual conduct, or obscene acts such as indecent exposure.
  6. Eating, drinking, and chewing gum in non-staff areas. Capped water bottles are acceptable.
  7. Entering the Library barefooted, or without a shirt, or with offensive body odor or personal hygiene.
  8. Loud talking, singing or shouting or having unusually loud personal appliances.
  9. Boisterous or unruly behavior, such as running, jumping, hitting, wrestling, throwing things, or other aggressive actions or statements. No use of sports equipment in the Library.
  10. Leaving children age 7 or younger unattended.
  11. Smoking or using tobacco products in the library building.
  12. Loitering in the Library or on its property. The public must leave at closing time.
  13. Monopolizing library space, seating to the exclusion of other patrons or staff.
  14. Verbally or physically threatening or harassing other patrons, volunteers, or staff, including stalking, staring, or lurking.
  15. Bathing or washing clothes in the restrooms.
  16. Conducting inappropriate displays of affection.
  17. Commercial solicitation, selling, and panhandling.
  18. Bringing animals/pets, other than service animals, into the library.
  19. Skateboarding, roller-skating, riding scooters, or disruptive bicycling are not permitted in the Library or on Library grounds.
  20. Parking vehicles on Library premises for purposes other than Library use. Vehicles parked in violation may be towed at the owner’s expense.

When rules 1-5, are violated law enforcement will be contacted immediately.

Violators of rules 6-20 will be asked to stop such actions. If the behavior continues, the person will be directed to leave the Library for the day. Refusal to leave when properly directed may result in arrest for trespassing.

The Library may exclude a person who has violated rules 1-5, or who has repeatedly violated rules 6-20 from the library building and from using library services, for a specified period of time from one week to one year.

Adopted by the Corry Public Library Board of Trustees March 14, 2012