The Colusa County Free Library
Patron Code of Conduct is meant to ensure a clean, respectful, comfortable and
safe library environment for all library patrons and Staff.
Individuals using library
facilities and attending library programs are expected to comply with all
library policies and directions from Staff. Conduct is unacceptable if it
impedes other patrons from enjoyment of library resources or threatens injury
to other library patrons or resources.
Please observe the following
Code of Conduct:
Enjoy and learn
from your visit to the library.
Help us protect
all public property in our library.
rights of all patrons to privacy and a quiet place to read and study.
Help us protect
and maintain the safety and comfort of library patrons.
Observing the above helps make
the library a safe, clean and friendly place for the entire community. Your
cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Disruptive behavior will not be
tolerated. Those in violation of library policies may be required to leave the
illegal, or threatening conduct, including, but not limited to the following,
Engaging in any
activity prohibited by local, state or federal law.
firearms, weapons, fireworks, or other dangerous substances into libraries.
harassing other patrons or Staff, including but not limited to; assault,
battery, verbal threats, stalking, offensive staring, or offensive touching.
Engaging in or
soliciting any sexual activities, including, but not limited to, unwanted or
inappropriate touching, unwanted or inappropriate advances, harassment, or indecent
damaging, or soiling library materials.
damaging, soiling or defacing library furniture, buildings, or equipment,
including computer systems.
Conduct that disrupts the
normal function of the library, including, but not limited to the following, is
activity that is disruptive to other patrons or Staff. This includes using
electronic devices, or other personal equipment that are noisy or distracting,
running in the building, or speaking loudly.
soliciting or selling merchandise or services without written permission from
the Library Director.
Fraudulent use of
another’s library card and/or number for any purpose.
Using the library
while barefoot, shirtless or without outer clothing and footwear.
offensive, pervasive and persistent odors, so as to constitute a nuisance that
unreasonably interferes with others’ enjoyment of the library.
Misuse of library buildings,
facilities, or equipment, including, but not limited to the following, is
the library or on library grounds.
tobacco or related nicotine products or controlled substances.
bikes, skateboards or motorized carts into library buildings.
than strollers and vehicles used by persons with disabilities, wheeled vehicles
are not permitted in the library.
and smaller wheeled items may be carried as personal items, or placed behind
the circulation desk.
personal items unattended.
monopolizing Library space, seating, tables, or equipment to the exclusion of
other patrons or Staff.
Children in the Library:
years old or younger are defined as “children” for the purposes of this Policy.
Parents or legal guardians, whether
present in the library or not, are solely responsible for their children’s
behavior, safety and welfare, at all times while the children are on the
children younger than 9 years old shall be at all times accompanied by a parent
or caregiver who is at least 14 years of age. Adequate supervision requires
that the responsible person be in close proximity or in sight of the child.
10–13 years old should be accompanied in the library by a responsible caregiver
who remains in the building and maintains a responsibility for the children.
14 years and older may use the library unattended, subject to the general rules
set forth for all patrons of the Colusa County Free Library.
Guardians, and Caregivers responsibilities:
or Legal Guardians are responsible for any damages to library property caused,
in whole or in part, by their children, regardless of the children’s age.
Legal Guardians or Caregivers are responsible for maintaining control over
their children’s behavior in the library, at all times.
Legal Guardians or Caregivers accompanying children (9 years or younger) must
stay within a reasonable distance (within eyesight) of their children, at all
Legal Guardians or Caregivers are responsible for having their children, 16
years of age or younger, picked up from the Library by the time the Library
children in this age group are not picked up from the Library by closing, the
Library Staff will contact the proper law enforcement agency and ask that an
officer be dispatched to the Library to stay with the child until their ride
arrives. Neither the County, the
Police/Sheriff Department, nor the Library is responsible for or liable for the
safety or welfare of children who are left on the Library premises after