Rules of Patron Conduct

Library Patron Policy

To allow all patrons of the Livonia Public Library to use it’s facilities to the fullest extent during regularly scheduled hours, the Library Board of Trustees has adopted the following rules and regulations:


n    Engage in activities associated with the use of a public library.

Patrons not reading, studying or using library materials may be required to leave the building.

n    Respect the rights of other patrons.

Patrons shall not harass or annoy others through noisy or boisterous activities, by staring at another person with the intent to annoy that person, by following another person about the building with the intent to annoy that person, by playing audio equipment so that others can hear it, or by talking to others or in monologues, or by behaving in a manner which can be reasonably expected to disturb others.

n    Non-Alcoholic drinks which are capped or have lids are permitted




n    Consume food, smoke or use tobacco or tobacco products, alcohol, or illegal drugs.

n    Be under the influence of alcohol.

n    Engaged in any illegal activity while in the library building.

n    Sleep

n    Interfere with the use of the library by patrons, or interfere with library employees’ performance of their duties.

n    Deface or mar library materials.

Books, magazines, newspapers, recordings or other items of the library collection, nor shall they deface, mar or in any way destroy or damage library furnishings, wall machines, or other library property.

n    Enter the building without a shirt or shoes.

Patrons must wear a covering of the upper bodies and shoes or other footwear. Patrons whose bodily hygiene is offensive so as to constitute a nuisance to other patrons may be required to leave the building.

n    Patrons under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  PARENTS  AND  CAREGIVERS,  NOT  LIBRARY  STAFF, ARE  RESPONSIBLE  FOR  THE  ACTIONS  AND  SAFETY  OF CHILDREN  VISITING  THE  LIBRARY.

n    Bring pets or animals into the library. (Other than guide dogs for visually impaired).


Each patron shall be responsible for any fines, fees, or other charges due in accordance with the library’s standard schedules. Failure to pay these fines will result in the suspension of borrowing privileges.

Any materials removed from the library must be checked out on a valid library card or through other standard library procedures such as interlibrary loan.

Any patron not abiding by these or other rules and regulations of the library may be required to leave the library premises. Library employees may contact Livingston County Sheriffs Office if deemed advisable.

Any patron who violates these rules and regulations may be denied the privilege of access to the library by the Library’s Board of Trustees, on the recommendation of the library director. A patron whose privileges have been denied may have the decision reviewed by the Board of Trustees.

Approved March 9, 2009; Amended 12/8/2009; Amended September 11, 2012




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