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Maintenance of Public Order Guidelines

The North Shore Public Library is chartered by the State of New York to meet the educational, informational, cultural and recreational needs of the community it serves. In order to ensure an atmosphere conductive to these purposes, the following rules, regulations and procedures are enacted by the Board of Trustees for the purpose of maintaining public order in the library facilities and grounds by all library patrons, visitors and employees as well as other licensees and invitees, in accordance with Section 262 of the Educational Law of the State of New York.

The following are some guidelines, which are designed for the comfort and protection of all people who use the facilities of the North Shore Public Library. Because the following activities interfere with the appropriate use of the library...

    Please do not
  • Leave young children unattended
  • Engage in disruptive behavior (interfering with other people's use of the library) or disorderly conduct
  • Harass people on library property
  • Use loud, abusive, or threatening language
  • Deface, destroy, or tamper with library material, property or equipment
  • Loiter or solicit on library property
  • Put feet on furniture or sit on tables
  • Rearrange furniture
  • Have bare feet or inappropriate dress
  • Use audio equipment without headphones or at a volume level that is audible to others
  • Smoke, consume alcohol, partake of controlled substances, or carry weapons
  • Bring packages of food or beverages to the library or consume same on library premises
  • Bring animals into the library unless necessary for assisted patron's with disabilities or if the animal is being trained to assist person's with disabilities
  • Distribute leaflets or circulate petitions
  • Run in the library
  • Take or make cell phone calls in the library

Failure to follow these guidelines and the directions of the library staff will result in expulsion from the library. Library personnel are authorized to contact the appropriate law enforcement agency to ensure compliance. These guidelines are extracted from the library's formal Maintenance of Public Order Policy, a copy is available on request.

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Last Modified: 03/29/11