Code of Conduct

Last Updated Date

The Lane Libraries are committed to providing a secure, clean and supportive environment for use of their resources and services.  Therefore the library has established the following Standards of Conduct to protect the rights and safety of library patrons, volunteers, and staff, and to preserve library materials, equipment, and facilities.  The library board authorizes staff to enforce the standards, which include the possibility of temporary or permanent removal of library users who are disruptive or dangerous.  The following behaviors and actions are examples of conduct not allowed on Library property.

Conduct which violates local, state, and federal statutes

Conduct which disturbs others or interferes with any person’s comfort and safety

  • Being disruptive, disorderly, using profanity or abusive language, stalking, staring fixedly, verbally or physically threatening or harassing patrons, staff or volunteers.
  • Loitering, sleeping or otherwise remaining on library property for purposes other than the use of its resources and services.
  • Monopolizing space, seating, tables or equipment to the exclusion of others.
  • Using cell phones or other devices in a loud or disturbing manner.
  • Non-compliance of the library’s Internet Use Policy.
  • Soliciting, panhandling, or distributing materials or political campaigning.
  • Unapproved photography or recording of library patrons.
  • Use of e-cigarettes, vaping devices, or tobacco products on library property.
  • Being under the influence, consuming, or possessing alcohol or illegal substances on library property.

Conduct towards library property and facilities

  • Stealing, destroying, defacing or abusing library facilities or property.
  • Interfering with the access or use of the library facilities by others or any other violation of Study Room Policy/Meeting Room Policy.
  • Skateboarding or any wheeled activity; bicycles must be parked in provided outdoor racks.

Conduct relating to health and hygiene

  • Having offensive and pervasive odor; visible presence of pests on person, belongings, or library materials.
  • Using the library as a place to bathe or wash personal items.
  • Entering the premises without wearing shirt or shoes.
  • Bringing animals other than certified service animals into the library.

Conduct relating to children

  • Leaving children eight years and younger unattended.  Refer to the Lane Libraries’ Unattended Children Policy.
  • Use of areas designated for youth by adults without legitimate need to use resources in those areas.
  • Attempting to solicit inappropriate interaction with any minors by adults.

The library is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please do not leave valuable or personal items unattended.

Policy Document
Download Policy