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Rules of Conduct

The following rules are designed for the comfort and safety of all library users and staff. Persons who violate these rules may be ejected from the premises at the discretion of the Library.

  • Do not enter the library without shoes or shirt.

  • Do not bring food or beverages inside the library.

  • Do not disturb others with loud noises or voices including cell phone conversations.

  • Do not bring animals, except assistance animals, into the Library.

  • Do not bring weapons of any kind into the library.

  • Do not leave children age 10 and under unsupervised. Supervision must be by a person 18 years or older.

  • Do not loiter, sleep, solicit, harass or smoke on library property.

  • Do not engage in any lewd behavior.

  • Do not place your feet on tables or chairs.

  • Do not deface or rearrange library property.

  • Do not bring library materials into the bathrooms.

  • Do not engage in any conduct that disrupts or interferes with the normal operation of the library or disturbs library staff or patrons, including but not limited to conduct that involves the use of abusive or threatening language.

  • Patrons whose bodily hygiene is offensive so as to constitute a nuisance to other persons shall be required to leave the building.


The Valley Cottage Library reserves the right to inspect all briefcases and packages or require that such be retained at the front desk while patrons use the Library.

Approved by the Board of Trustees, November 26, 2007
Revised February 20, 2013

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