The Northern Tier Regional Library is committed to preserving a safe and welcoming environment for reading, learning, exploring ideas, creating, participating in programs,
and enjoying other Library activities. Patrons are expected to comply with the following rules of conduct.
Act legally and ethically
Acting or attempting to act in violation of state, federal, or local law, ordinance, or regulation, or Library policy, is prohibited. All patrons using the Internet must abide by the Library’s Computer & Internet Policy, which includes CIPA compliance.
Communicate with respect
Obscene, harassing, or abusive language or gestures are not tolerated.
Use spaces and resources as they are intended
Food and uncovered beverages are not allowed in the library. Smoking, sleeping, alcohol or drug use, or improper use of restrooms is not permitted.
Running, climbing on the furniture, and playing with the security system ropes is not allowed.
Accompany your children
Children 7 years of age and younger must be in the company of a parent, guardian, or other caregiver who must be present at all times.
Be considerate of others
Disrupting or interfering with normal operation of the Library, its staff, or other users is not allowed.
This includes unreasonable noise, loud talking, and playing audible devices. Cell phone use is only
permitted in the lobby.
Any violation of these Library rules or the commission of other illegal conduct in the Library may be addressed in the following manner:
1) Verbal Warning (e.g. notification of violation and reference to Rules of Conduct).
2) Instruction to leave the Library immediately and not to return to the library for the rest of the day. The police may be notified.
3) Suspension of Library privileges including removal from, and denial of access to, all Library services and facilities for a period to be determined. Suspension periods may be one day, seven days, 30 days, six months, or one year.
Guardians of minors will be notified.
4) Permanent Revocation of Library privileges.
The library’s process for selecting materials in detailed in our Collection Development Policy. If a patron objects to an item in our collection, our Statement of Concern form allows patrons to initiate a review of this item. Patrons must reside in our service area of Pine and Richland townships to submit this form.
The request will be reviewed by the selecting librarian and the Director, who will respond to the patron. If the patron is not satisfied, he or she may appeal to the Board of Trustees. The decision of the Board is final.