Rules of Conduct Policy (PDF Version)
The Library’s first priority is public service. Every day, people visit Peach Public Libraries to read, select materials, use electronic resources, attend programs and request information.
The Library Board of Trustees has established Rules of Conduct so that library users and staff have a clean, pleasant and safe environment. We need your cooperation to reach this goal.
The Library is not responsible for children who are left unattended in or on the grounds of the library. Misconduct or misuse of library property on the part of juveniles will be reported to their parents.
The Library is not responsible for personal items that are lost, stolen or damaged in or on the grounds of the library.
Patrons shall wear garments covering the upper and lower torso of their bodies. Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times.
The above enumerated rules are not intended to be a complete list of violations, but are intended for guidance only. Library staff and/or local law enforcement officers are authorized to expel persons who, advised of the regulations above, fail to comply with them. Such personnel also reserve the right to take appropriate action(s) against any other behavior which can reasonably be deemed to be offensive to library patrons or staff.
Peach Public Libraries reserves the right to restrict the use of its facilities and premises to persons who do not abide by the Library’s Rules of Conduct. Failure to comply with the Library’s established rules and policies could result in expulsion from the Library, revocation of Library privileges for a period of one day to one year, or in arrest and prosecution for criminal trespass pursuant to Official Code of Georgia 16-7-21.
Any person whose privileges have been denied or revoked for more than 30 days shall have a right to appeal to the Library Director. Except for violations of Rule 2, enforcement will be held in abeyance pending the appeal. The appeal must be filed within seven (7) calendar days of the date that the patron is notified that the patron’s privileges have been revoked. The decision of the Library Director shall be final and conclusive.
Individuals who interfere with the employees of the Library in the performance of their duties, or obstruct or intimidate patrons of this facility, or enter non-public areas without authorization, will be requested to leave the Library premises. Individuals refusing to leave after such request will be subject to arrest and prosecution.
Do not leave bags or other items unattended outside or inside the Library. Unattended items will be discarded.
Only service dogs specifically trained to assist a person with a disability are allowed to enter the library building.
All Library buildings are designated as smoke free and tobacco free areas under the Georgia Smoke Free Air Act of 2005. Neither smoking nor tobacco use is permitted within 50 feet of any library entrance or exits.
This applies to the use of any tobacco product, including smokeless tobacco.
Adopted June 11, 2015
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