The Behavior Policy provides a code of conduct for Andrew Bayne Memorial Library so that all users can enjoy a safe, courteous atmosphere.

Statement of Policy

All persons visiting Andrew Bayne Memorial Library must adhere to the Behavior Policy. Usage of the Library facilities constitutes acceptance of this policy. Violation of any of these rules may subject the individual to the suspension of library privileges.

Terms of Use

  • Shoes and shirts are required
  • Children under the age of ten (10) must be accompanied by an adult. The Library reserves the right to contact an adult caregiver if:
    • The child’s health or safety may be in danger
    • The child’s behavior disturbs other users of the Library
    • The child is left alone for an extended period of time
  • Library staff may limit groups to fewer than five (5).
  • The library is not responsible for user’s personal property.
  • Use of the computers or the library’s wireless network constitutes acceptance of the “Computer Use Policy”
  • The following are prohibited in the library:
    • Weapons
    • Smoking
    • Alcohol or illegal drugs
    • Sleeping
    • Soliciting
    • Littering
    • Pets (except service animals)
    • Harassment of library patrons or personnel
    • Disorderly or disruptive behavior

Violations of Use

Violations of the Behavior Policy may result in the loss of library privileges.  The appropriate authorities will be called when:

  • A disruptive patron (adult or child) is asked to leave and refuses
  • A child under 10 is left alone in the library*
  • There is a theft or vandalism of library materials, library facilities, or the library grounds
  • A child is truant in the library or on library grounds
  • A user or staff member is attacked, molested, or threatened by a library user
  • A user is drunk, unconscious, or sleeping and cannot be awakened in the library or on library grounds
  • Alcohol or illegal drugs are used in the library or on library grounds

* Library staff are recognized as Mandated Reporters under Pennsylvania State Code § 42.42.  Library staff will contact Child Protective Services for those children whose basic needs for food, rest, parental supervision or attention are not being fulfilled.

 Policy last updated: March 7, 2023