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Rules of Conduct / Internet Policies

Rules of Conduct
Internet Policies

Adopted and Revised  June 4, 2014
Policy 13.0

Children under the age of  8 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other responsible person  (age 16 or older)  at all times .

No solicitation, distribution of unauthorized leaflets, taking surveys, selling, panhandling, or circulation of petitions is allowed on library premises.

No eating, smoking or sleeping is permitted.

No bicycles or scooters inside of library, in the vestibule or in the pathway outside of  the library are permitted.   All bicyclists are to utilize bicycle rack provided. 

No animals, except guide dogs, are permitted inside library.

A patron having offensive bodily hygiene that constitutes a nuisance to other patrons may be asked to leave the library.

Intoxication and/or disorderly conduct will result in expulsion from the library.

Carrying or concealment of weapons of any kind is prohibited.

Patrons may not remain in the library after closing.

Cell phone usage is restricted to the lobby area in front of the elevator.

Patrons without shoes, shirts, or appropriate dress may not enter the library.

All males are asked to remove hats, caps, hoods and doo rags upon entering the building.

Washrooms on the 3rd floor are restricted to adults.  Children using the 3rd floor rest rooms must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult.

Washrooms on the 2nd floor are restricted to use by children. Children should be accompanied by parents, guardians, or caregivers 16 years or older.

Washrooms may not be used for bathing, washing of clothes, loitering or other inappropriate uses.

Interference with another person’s use of the library is prohibited.

Interference with library personnel’s performance of their duties is strictly prohibited. Interference includes, but is not limited to, talking loudly, making excessive noise, sexual harassment, abusive or threatening language, threatening or harassing behavior, or indecent exposure.

Vandalism will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

The Library reserves the right to inspect all bags, purses, briefcases, and backpacks.                                    

Internet Policy
Adopted and Revised February 12, 2014
Policy 4.0

All users of the online computer systems or networks accessible through the Maywood Public Library District’s computers, including the Internet, World Wide Web, and any online services, bulletin boards or discussion groups, are advised that such computers and systems are made available to the Library and its patrons exclusively for educational and informational purposes.  Users of the Library’s computers are further advised that the Maywood Public Library District does not control, nor can it be responsible for the contents of these systems, networks and services and that all of the online information, graphics and messages accessible through the Library’s computers originate outside the Library. 

Use of the Library’s computers must be for legal, acceptable use. 

Unacceptable use includes:

  • harassment of others;
  • defamation of others;
  • disruption or unauthorized monitoring of electronic communications;
  • unauthorized copying of copyright-protected material;
  • destruction or damage to equipment, software or data;
  • activities in violation of local, state, or federal laws, ordinances or regulation.
  • persons who demonstrate the above behavior may lose the privilege of using Library facilities including access to its computer systems.

Completely preventing users from all systems, networks and services which may or do contain material, messages or graphics that are considered offensive to a user, or inappropriate for minors, is not technically feasible.  Accordingly, users should be aware that they may encounter messages, materials or graphics that they find offensive.  Parents are strongly advised to monitor their children’s use of the Library’s computer system, or the services, programs and networks connected to it, if they wish to control the information, messages and graphics to which their children are exposed.

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