Behavior Policy

Last Updated:

Behavior Policy 

Lincoln Library is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all patrons. Violations of these rules may result in being banned from library property, which includes both the library plaza and building. 

  • Lincoln Library patrons shall conform to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. 
  • Patrons under age 11 must be supervised at all times. Please refer to the Unattended Child Policy for more information. 
  • All patrons must be respectful of one another, volunteers, and library staff. Patrons’ behavior must not obstruct, threaten, harass, or disturb fellow patrons, volunteers, or staff. 
  • Furnishings, materials, and equipment shall be used for their intended function. Prolonged or habitual sleeping is not allowed inside the library. 
  • Personal items must stay with the guest at all times. Items must be able to fit under a table and must not impede others’ movement and access. Unattended property will be confiscated. 
  • Improper use of the restrooms is prohibited and includes but is not limited to bathing, shaving, or laundering. 
  • Drinks with spill-proof lids are allowed inside the library. Food will only be permitted pursuant to the Food Policy, which is available upon request. 
  • Patrons must wear shoes and be clothed above and below the waist at all times. 
  • Photography and video/voice recording on library property is only allowed pursuant to the library’s Audiovisual Policy, which is available upon request. 
  • Service animals are allowed in the building and must be kept under control by their handlers. No animals may be left unattended outside the library. 
  • Patrons with a strong odor of any kind that interferes with others’ use of the library may be asked to leave. 
  • The consumption or possession of alcohol and other intoxicants, legal or illegal, on library property is prohibited. 
  • Weapons are prohibited on library property. 


Approved by Lincoln Library board February 26, 2020

Download Policy