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Behavior Policy

The Woburn Public Library offers opportunities for reading, general studies, cultural activities and community information.  The Library serves the community most effectively when everyone follows a few simple rules.  The Library is an area for quiet study.  Any person who engages in behavior inconsistent with the orderly operation of the Library and/or who violates Library rules will be subject to expulsion.  These rules include, but are not limited to:

1. Observe the NO smoking, eating and drinking rule.

2. Those who damage or deface Library property or materials will be prosecuted pursuant to M.G.L.A., Chapter 266, Section 99-100, Inclusive as Amended.

3. It is an act of larceny to remove articles from the Library without having checked them out pursuant to M.G.L.A., Chapter 266, Section 99A.

4. The Library reserves the right to search any bags or parcels.

5. Pets are not allowed in the Library.

6. All bicycles must be left outside the building in the rack provided.

7. Respect others’ privacy. Harassment by obnoxious or threatening behavior will not be allowed.

8. A patron may be asked to show his/her library card and/or other identification.

9. Parents are responsible for the behavior and supervision of their young children. The Library staff shall not be responsible for unattended children.

10. Loitering on Library premises, grounds or parking lot is not permitted.

11. Shoes and shirt must be worn in the Library.

12. A patron may be required to leave personal belongings deemed inappropriate with Library staff until he or she leaves the Library.

13. No solicitation of any kind may take place on Library property.

14. Patrons may be required to leave the Library if their personal hygiene interferes with the orderly operation of the Library or with the ability of other patrons to use and/or enjoy the facility.

Please cooperate with Library staff who must interpret and apply Library rules and regulations.  Your assistance will help to promot high quality community service.

Adopted by the Board of Trustees, June 1, 1993