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Visitor Behavior Policy

South Berwick Public Library

Visitor Behavior Policy

The South Berwick Public Library asks all library visitors to be considerate in using the shared space of the library building and grounds.  The South Berwick Library Advisory Board has endorsed the following guidelines to maintain a safe and enjoyable atmosphere.

  • No running
  • Proper attire includes shirts and shoes (pants go without saying!)
  • Quiet areas must be respected
  • Food is restricted to a designated area in the library and drinks must have covers.
  • Persons may not engage in behavior that is illegal or infringes on the comfortable and safe use of the library by others, disrupts the operations of the library and/or monopolizes the time of the staff.
  • Parents are responsible for the behavior of their children.
  • Unattended children must be self-sufficient. If not, the parent or caregiver will be located and failing that, local police will be contacted.
  • Everyone must obey all rules about computer use including the Internet use policy, signing in, and time limits.
  • Animals may not be brought into the building except for certified service animals, service animals being trained by a certified trainer, and animals approved for a library program.
  • Soliciting and petitioning are not allowed.
  • Smoking, open flames, and alcohol are not allowed.

Persons who ignore staff requests to comply with these guidelines may be asked to leave the property.  Persons who repeatedly violate this policy or pose a threat to the comfort and safety of others may have their library privileges restricted or suspended.  Appeals to a restriction may be made to the Library Advisory Board.

Approved 4/2018 Library Advisory Board