Behavior Policy

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Behavior Policy 

Lincoln Library is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all. 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 others. 
  • Furnishings, materials, and equipment shall be used for their intended function.
  • Prolonged sleeping is not allowed. 
  • Personal items cannot be left unattended. Items must be able to fit under a table and must not impede others’ movement or access. The Library is not responsible for unattended property. Please refer to the Personal Possessions Policy for more information.
  • Improper use of the restrooms is prohibited and includes but is not limited to bathing, shaving, or laundering. 
  • Single-serve drinks with spill-proof lids are allowed inside the library, except in computer areas. Food consumption is not permitted, except at Library approved events. 
  • Patrons must wear shoes and be fully clothed at all times. 
  • Photography and video/voice recording on library property are only allowed pursuant to the library’s Audiovisual Policy. 
  • Service animals are allowed in the building and must be kept under control by their handlers. No animals may be left unattended on Library property. 
  • 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. 
  • Smoking is prohibited on Library property. This policy applies to the use of tobacco products, smokeless tobacco, herbal products, and e-cigarettes.
  • Weapons are prohibited on library property.  

Approved by Lincoln Library Board December 2022

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