Library General Policies of Rules of Behavior

WYANDANCH PUBLIC LIBRARY GENERAL POLICIES Animals. Animals of any kind are prohibited unless serving as an aide animal or part of a Library-sponsored program.    Unattended Children. A parent, guardian, or other responsible adult must accompany children under age 10 at all times in the Library. For more information, see the Library`s Unattended Child Policy.   Improper Attire. Patrons must be appropriately attired in the Library building, including but not limited to shoes and shirts   Abuse of Library Equipment, Furniture, and Materials. Includes but is not limited to placing feet on tables and chairs, use of chairs by more than one person, standing on furniture, mutilating or defacing books or periodicals, and mistreating equipment or  computers.    For more information on computer abuse, see the Computer Use Policy. 
  • Bikes, Rollerblades, Skateboards, and Scooters. Must not be ridden anywhere on the Library premises, with the exception of bicycles. Bicycles may be ridden to the Library but must be stored in the Library`s bicycle rack.
  • The Library assumes no responsibility for these items and patrons are advised to lock their bicycles. 
  • Blocking Aisles or Doorways. Includes obstructing aisles or doorways or in any way interfering with the free movement of any other persons.
  • Weapons. Carrying weapons of any type on Library property is not permissible except by law enforcement officers.
  • Removing Library Materials or Equipment, Circulating materials and equipment must be checked out by a staff member at the circulation desk or the patron at the self-checkout machine before they can be removed from Library property. If the detection alarm is activated, patrons will be required to present their bags or backpacks for inspection.
  • Playing Music. Includes playing music or other media at a level that is disruptive to other patrons. Excessive Displays of Affection. Includes any sexual conduct or physical contact deemed inappropriate for a public place.
  • Hygiene. A person may be required to leave the Library if his/her personal hygiene interferes with the orderly operation of the Library or with the ability of other patrons to use and enjoy the facility.
  •  Illegal Behavior. Any staff member who witnesses illegal behavior will notify security personnel who will contact the police if necessary. Illegal behavior includes but is not limited to the following: Assault. Intentionally or by reckless conduct causes injury to another person.
  • Criminal Mischief. Intentionally damages the property of another (includes vandalism and mutilating Library materials).
  • Drunk and/or Disorderly Conduct. Causes public inconvenience by fighting, unreasonable noise, abusive or obscene language or gestures, threatening behavior, hazardous or physically offensive condition, or showing obvious signs of intoxication.
  • Harassment. Threatens or annoys another person by physical contact or abusive or obscene language or follows a person in or about a public place. Public Lewdness. Intentionally exposes the private parts of the body in a crude and offensive manner in a public place.  
  • Theft (Larceny). Wrongfully takes, obtains, or withholds the property of another. o Trespass. Knowingly enters or remains unlawfully on the premises.
  • Controlled Substances. Includes using, selling, or possessing controlled substances on Library property, and entering Library property while intoxicated or under the influence of illegal controlled substances. The use of alcohol is prohibited on Library property.