Rules of Conduct:

Welcome to the Troy Public Library. We ask your cooperation in maintaining an environment conducive to
reading and to enjoyable use of the Library. These rules are posted for the comfort and protection of all
who use the Library.
While on Library property, the following are UNACCEPTABLE:
•        Bringing weapons into the Library
•        Damaging or vandalizing Library facilities, equipment or materials.
•        Removing Library materials without properly checking them out.
•        Abandoning, neglecting, or leaving young children unattended or otherwise violating the Children in
the Library Policy.
•        Harassing other Library users or Library staff, including physical, sexual, or verbal abuse.
•        Possessing or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.
•        Eating, drinking, using tobacco products, or sleeping.
•        Lack of protective footwear and/or shirt.
•        Using cell phones in the Library in a manner that disturbs others.
•        Using radios, televisions, telephones, or CD/tape players audible to others.
•        Selling, soliciting or panhandling (approaching citizens or staff members with items for sale or pleas
for donations).
•        Distributing or posting printed materials or literature without prior Library Administration approval.
•        Bringing bicycles into the Library. Skates of any kind, skateboards, etc. must be carried at all times.
•        Blocking any entrance, exit, or aisle.
•        Bringing in any animals except service dogs.
       Loitering is prohibited. Loitering is defined as lingering idly or aimlessly in any area of the Library
without purpose, or hanging around in clusters and causing loud or disturbing noises.      
•        Improper use of restrooms, including but not limited to shaving, bathing, hair washing, and smoking.
•        Being in the Library before or after Library operating hours without the written permission of Library
•        Offensive bodily hygiene which constitutes a nuisance to others.
•        Entering office/workroom areas unless accompanied by a staff member or with written permission of
Administrator or Assistant Administrator.
•        Using Library electrical outlets without permission from Library staff.
•        Indulging in a disturbance of the public peace by loud or aggressive behavior, boisterous behavior,
running, profanity, or abusive language.
•        Engaging in any indecent or obscene conduct or making any indecent exposure of his or her person.
•        Engaging in acts which are subject to prosecution under criminal or civil codes of law.
If a Library user chooses not to follow the Library’s Rules of Conduct, that user will be asked to correct the
unacceptable behavior. If the behavior continues, that user will be asked to leave. Police will be called if the
user refuses to leave.

Adopted September 01, 2004: The Troy Public Library director reserves the right to ask patrons who may
be exhibiting signs of flu or other illness to vacate the library facility, as this poses a threat to the health
and safety of others, including staff.