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Date of Record: December 19, 2013

Library Rules of Conduct


The Beaver Dam Community Library Board of Trustees and its designated representatives, have the right to establish and enforce regulations (WI Statute 43.52(2)) that will allow the Library to provide services, maintain the collection, and ensure an atmosphere within its facilities to the benefit of the greatest number of users. Upon request, patrons will be required to show their library cards or other identification to library staff and may be asked to sign in. Anyone who disregards these regulations is subject to removal from the library and/or restriction of library privileges.

Specific inappropriate conduct inside the library or on library grounds includes but is not limited to:

  • misrepresenting identity and/or eligibility for services;
  • eating food and drinking beverages in prohibited areas
  • smoking or tobacco use including the use of electronic cigarettes;
  • possessing or using alcoholic beverages, drugs or other regulated or illegal substances
  • possessing, carrying or using guns, knives or other weapons;
  • loitering or interfering with free passage,
  • panhandling, soliciting, interviewing, canvassing, or surveying;
  • behaving in a disorderly, abusive, boisterous or loud manner;
  • harassing, fighting, bullying, threatening, physically harming, or interfering with staff or customers;
  • sleeping or napping;
  • remaining in the library after its regular closing time;
  • using cell phones, audio or personal equipment in a way that disturbs others or interferes with library service;
  • violating computer use and equipment policies;
  • damaging, defacing, destroying, or stealing library property or equipment;
  • using library restroom facilities for inappropriate purposes such as loitering, changing clothes, graffiti, bathing, etc.;
  • failing to wear a shirt or shoes;
  • skateboarding, rollerblading, bicycling on library walkways and in parking areas;
  • littering, dumping trash or placing items in library dumpsters;
  • throwing of any object
  • bringing animals or vehicles into the library, except as required by persons with special needs.
  • bringing excessive items and/or failing to keep personal belongings to one self
For our customer's health and community's safety the activities listed are prohibited.

Approved by the Beaver Dam Community Library Board July 18, 2008; Revised December 13, 2013

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