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Disruptive Behavior

Library patrons and staff should respect the rights of others and should refrain from disruptive behavior.  Disruptive behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Assault or intimidation of staff or patrons through language or actions.
  • Any behavior that creates excessive noise or commotion.
  • Refusing to leave the building at closing time or during an evacuation.
  • Engaging in sexual harassment and/or overt sexual behavior.
  • Leaving packages, backpacks, luggage or any other personal items unattended.
  • Bringing pets or animals, other than service animals, into the building.
  • Using audible devices without headphones or with headphones set at a volume that disturbs others.
  • Talking on cell phones in areas designated as quiet areas (5th and 6th floors are designated quiet floors).  Quiet study areas are primarily self-policing; however, cell phone users may be asked to leave an area if a complaint is lodged or if a library staff member judges the use is disruptive.
  • Neglecting to provide supervision for children.