Expected Patron Behavior
The objective of the Homewood Public Library District is to meet the informational, educational and
recreational needs of the residents of the Library district and the residents of any contracting library
district. To successfully achieve that objective, the Library requests that patrons meet these expectations for the safety, comfort and well-being of all, to demonstrate their consideration for others and their respect for the rights of others to use this library.
- To ensure the cleanliness of the Library, all patrons must wear shoes and be fully dressed (including a shirt) in the building.
- Children under the age of 9 years old must be attended by a responsible caretaker 14 years old or older. For more information on this policy, please see Article IX—Section 9.05 for our Safe Child Policy.
- Drinks (non-alcoholic) in closed containers will be permitted in the Library.
- Food should be consumed outside before entering the building.
- Only licensed service animals are permitted in the Library, except those used in library programming.
- Soliciting of any kind, collecting signatures, selling or distribution of leaflets or any other materials, without approval of the Administrative Librarian or his or her designee, is not allowed.
- Non-public areas, such as workrooms, storage areas, mechanical rooms and the staff kitchen, are off limits unless accompanied by a staff member.
- Restrooms are to be used for their intended purpose only.
- The Library reserves the right to remove an unattended package from the location where it is found and to inspect such package.
- Use Library parking areas, sidewalks, ramps and lawns properly and safely. These areas are not intended for recreational activities. Vehicles parked improperly are subject to fines and if towing is required, it is done so at the owner’s expense.
- Disruptive behavior is not permitted. See Article IX – Section 9.03 for more information on this policy.
- Illegal behavior is not permitted. See Article IX – Section 9.04 for more information on this policy.
- The Library reserves the right to require anyone violating the Expected Patron Behavior to leave the property. Serious or repeated misconduct may lead to extended loss of Library privileges, legal action or criminal prosecution. Parents are responsible for minors, including those who are expelled from the library. See Article IX – Section 9.09 for more information on this policy.
- These Expected Patron Behaviors shall be posted in the Library for public viewing.