POLICY 4.0 PATRON RESPONSIBILITIES AND CONDUCT
4.1 What are the general expectations of behavior?
It is the patron’s responsibility to maintain necessary and proper standards of behavior. If a patron creates a public nuisance or violates library policies, that patron may be restricted from the library and from the use of the library facilities. Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to, harassment of staff or library users. Harassment includes staring, photographing, following, stalking, harassing, or threatening library users or staff while in the Library or on Library property so that it interferes with the Library patrons’ use of the Library or the ability of the staff person to do his or her job is prohibited. Moreover, committing or attempting to commit an activity in violation of federal, state, or local law, ordinance or regulation is prohibited. The use of E-cigarettes and/or synthetic drugs is also prohibited. Those who are unwilling to leave or do not leave within a reasonable amount of time, after being instructed to do so by the staff, will be subject to the law.
4.2 What are the expectations for patrons with young children?
The Ironwood Carnegie Library encourages visits by young children and it is our desire to make this important visit both memorable and enjoyable for the child. In order to ensure that this visit goes smoothly, children under age six must be accompanied by a parent or designated responsible person while in the library. If the child is attending a library program, we require that the parent/responsible person t remain in the library throughout the program. Please note that the library staff will not assume responsibility for the care of unsupervised children.
4.3 What if a child is disruptive?
Children of all ages are encouraged and welcome to use the library for homework, recreational reading, and program attendance. A certain level of noise and commotion will be tolerated. However children (whether with parents or not) who are being continually disruptive will be give a warning that he/she must settle down or will be asked to leave the library. If after a second warning the child continues to be disruptive, he/she will be asked to leave the library. If the child needs to contact a parent, they may do so and then wait with a staff person until the parent arrives.
4.4 What are your rules about cell phones?
The library does not have a policy about cell phones. However, please note that cell phones can be disturbing to other patrons. The patron’s discretion is appreciated.