Rules of Conduct

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In order to protect the rights of Library customers, staff and volunteers, the following activities are prohibited:

  1. Engaging in activities prohibited by law including but not limited to:
    • Fighting; causing loud noise or using offensive words in a public place (Penal Code section 415)
    • Theft (Penal Code section 484)
    • Theft of Library Books and Materials (Penal Code section 490.5)
    • Vandalism (Penal Code section 594)
    • Interfering with Library business (Penal Code section 602.1)
    • Maliciously damaging Library materials (Education Code section 19910)
    • Failure to return Library materials after notice (Education Code 19911)
    • Smoking any tobacco product inside a library building or within 20 feet of a main exit, entrance, or operable - window of a Library building (Government Code section 7597(a)
  2. Engaging in loud, disruptive, or unsafe activity or behavior in Library buildings that unreasonably interferes with another person’s use of the Library or with the ability of Library staff or volunteers to perform their job duties including:
    • Creating excessive noise;
    • Running;
    • Making verbal or physical threats and;
    • Having body odor constituting a nuisance to other persons or any other behavior that unreasonably disturbs and inhibits others from using Library buildings, materials, or services
  3. Disseminating, downloading, viewing or printing from public Library computers illegal materials including but not limited to obscene or harmful matter as those terms are used in Penal Code sections 311, et seq. and 313, et seq.
  4. Eating or drinking in unauthorized public areas within Library buildings;
  5. Buying, selling, surveying or soliciting on Library grounds that unreasonably interferes with the rights of others to use the Library including but not limited to interferences with access to Library entrances or exits;
  6. Conducting a for-profit business by meeting business customers within any Library building or using Library buildings and resources for a business office when such uses unreasonably interferes with the rights of others to use the Library;
  7. Using Library building space for non-Library purposes including but not limited to the playing of games (e.g. board, video or card games) or sleeping when such uses unreasonably interferes with the rights of others to use the Library;
  8. Bringing animals, other than service animals for individuals with disabilities, into any Library building;
  9. For an adult who is responsible for the conduct and safety of a minor under his or her care, failing to provide proper supervision of the minor in the Library building including but not limited to unreasonably leaving the minor unattended;
  10. Exceeding the number of people who may reasonably sit together at Library study tables or computer workstations;
  11. Unreasonably impeding movement by others in a Library building or creating a safety hazard by the inappropriate placement of personal belongings in a Library building;
  12. Failing to wear shoes and shirts at all times in Library buildings; and
  13. Violating any term or condition of a Warning Notice or an Exclusion Notice.
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