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.