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GUIDELINES FOR LIBRARY BEHAVIOR

Entering the Library implies agreement to abide by these guidelines while at the Library. Violation of any of these guidelines may subject the individual(s) to exclusion from the Library for a period of time.

Recognizing the need to maintain an environment suitable for reading, studying, browsing and general use of library resources, the Springfield Town Library Board of Trustees establishes the following guidelines for library behavior to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all Library patrons and materials:

Please respect people's privacy and be considerate of others using the Library.
Library materials and property must be treated with care to prevent damage and allow
others to enjoy them. All Library materials must be checked out before leaving the
building

Conversations and manners should be quiet and polite. Abusive and offensive
language are not permitted.

Groups of no more than 3 people may gather in one location except when participating
in Library-sponsored events.

Disorderly, disruptive or harassing behavior, including (but not limited to) running,
climbing, throwing, shouting and fighting are not permitted on Library premises.

Eating and drinking are permitted in designated areas of the Library only;
smoking and littering are not permitted in the Library or on Library grounds.

Proper attire, including shoes and shirts, must be worn at all times.

Young children should not be left unattended at the Library. Police may be notified
if any children are left at the Library after closing time.

The Library telephone is available for public use in emergency situations or for
parental notification, and only within the local calling area.

Adopted 5/6/1992; Rev. 10/8/1997, 5/10/2010, 2/11/2013