Code of Conduct
The Harrison Public Library strives to provide a welcoming, safe, clean, and comfortable library experience for all. The Library will not deny or abridge service on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, or religion; on the basis of social, economic, or political status; or on the basis of mental, emotional, or physical condition.
These rules were adopted to ensure that the rights and privileges of all Library users are protected. Library visitors, by utilizing the Library’s services, agree to refrain from:
- disrupting or harassing other Library visitors and the staff
- using obscene gestures or language
- damaging or defacing Library property
- distributing or selling goods
- soliciting funds on Library premises
- loitering or obstructing access to any part of the facilities
- possessing or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs
- photographing or recording individuals without their permission
- soliciting or engaging in sexual activity
- bringing any type of weapon onto Library property
- gambling or engaging in illegal activities of any kind on Library premises.
In order to ensure a clean and safe community space, here are additional rules that Library visitors are expected to follow:
- Only trained assistance animals can be brought onto the premises.
- Visitors are expected to wear clothing, including a shirt and shoes, and maintain a reasonable level of personal hygiene.
- Running, littering, sleeping, and smoking are prohibited on Library premises.
- Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and skates are also not allowed in the Library’s facilities.
PLEASE NOTE: The Harrison Public Library has specific policies dealing with Food and Beverages in the Library, Children in the Library, and Use of Library Computers. In addition to the rules listed above, these policies are also to be strictly adhered to. All of the Library’s policies are posted on its website, www.harrisonpl.org, and available from the Library staff on request.
This Code of Conduct, along with other policies of the Harrison Public Library, is not intended to be a complete list of violations. The Library reserves the right to take action against any behavior which can reasonably be deemed offensive or disturbing. The Library staff is authorized to expel any person who does not follow the above rules and to contact the police department if necessary.
Breaches of any Library policy are also grounds for the denial or revocation of Library privileges. Library visitors whose privileges have been revoked will be notified in writing and will have the right to appeal the decision to the Harrison Public Library Board of Trustees. The Library will seek full restitution for any damage to Harrison Public Library property or material.
Reviewed and approved by the Harrison Public Library Board of Trustees, 6/7/10. Revised 5/4/2015.