Code of Conduct
The Waldwick Public Library strives to provide the highest level of service to all library users. The following rules of behavior have been drafted to protect the rights of library users to enjoy a safe environment conducive to the use of library materials and services.
Examples of disruptive or unacceptable behaviors include, but are not limited to:
- Using a cell phone in the library.
- Eating, drinking, or bringing food or beverages into the library.
- Engaging in loud conversation, using offensive language or gestures, making noise, walking fast, running, pushing, fighting, staring at or following another person.
- Stealing, defacing, or misusing library materials, equipment, or facilities.
- Smoking, using tobacco products, striking matches, or lighting lighters.
- Misuse of restrooms; for example, shaving, bathing, or laundering clothes.
- Carrying a weapon into the library unless authorized by law.
- Bringing animals into the library except as necessary to assist a patron with a disability.
- Playing of audio equipment.
- Leaving a child who needs care (generally under the age of seven) in the library without adult supervision.
- Failing to wear proper attire, including shoes and shirt.
- Moving or misusing furniture; for example, sitting on work surfaces or putting feet on chairs or work surfaces.
- Skating and related activities such as use of scooters, inline skates, etc.
- Interfering with another person’s use of the library or with a library staff member’s performance of duties.
- Petitioning or distributing materials in the library.
- Participating in any illegal or prohibited activity.
Library users who violate library rules and regulations shall be required to leave the premises and may lose library privileges and/or be subject to police intervention, including arrest.
Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees
Date: May 19, 2004