The Park City Public Library Policies have been approved by the Library Board Members and selected policies are posted here for public knowledge.
In order to provide an environment in which all patrons may safely and freely use and enjoy the library, some expectations regarding patron conduct must be enforced. All patrons observing proper conduct in the library are allowed to freely make use of the library. Those whose conduct is disruptive to library operations and other patrons' use of the library may have the privilege of using the library abridged or denied to the extent necessary to deal with the problem.
No list can be exhaustive, and any conduct which disrupts the library is prohibited. However, conduct which may lead to denial of library privileges includes, but is not limited to, the following.
1. damaging library property
2. threatening or harassing patrons or staff members
3. possession of a weapon unless in performance of official duties
4. bringing animals into the library except those needed to assist a disabled person
5. eating or drinking
7. playing of audio equipment so that others may hear it
8. talking loudly enough to disturb others
9. use of a cell phone in a manner that disturbs others; cell phones should be set to silent or turned off, and when talking on a cell phone, persons should either use a low conversational voice or move to the foyer
10. body odor so offensive as to disturb others
11. soliciting or selling items in any public area, and in staff areas unless authorized by the senior staff member on duty
12. anything which may be reasonably expected to result in injury to self or others
13. any illegal activity
Patrons indulging in improper conduct may be asked to cease that conduct, to move to another location or activity, or to leave the library; severe or recurring problems may be dealt with by barring use of the library to the individual involved, or by making library use conditional. In general, the least restrictive means which effectively deals with the conduct should be employed. Minor problems should be dealt with by the staff member observing it; more serious or recurring problems should be handled by the senior staff member on duty. Only the Director or library board may bar an individual indefinitely from use of the library. Police should be called when conduct is illegal, when it poses a threat to the library or an individual, or when an individual refuses to leave the library when asked to do so.
When any serious incident or one in which an individual is asked to leave the library occurs, the senior staff member on duty will prepare a written account for the Director by the end of the next working day.
Library Board approved 4/07
Public Access Internet Policy
The internet is a wonderul information gathering tool along with books, periodicals and other resources, which is why we are pleased to offer this service for public use. Although much valuable information can be gathered from the internet, be advised that not all material is accurate or reliable. It is up to each individual to determine a site's accuracy.
Therefore, the following policies have been established.
1. The library staff is available to help, but is not able to provide in-depth searching or computer assistance.
2. Printing is .10 per page, black and white / .50 per page color
3. Patrons who wish to save items may do so using their own disk or flash drive.
4. Computer usage is limited to one hour per day. When all computers are not in use, extra time may be permitted. Extra tickets may be issued when the computers are available with the patron's understanding that they will be asked to forfeit their time if another patron needs the computer.
5. This is a public library, sites deemed inappropriate/pornographic will not be allowed.
6. Patrons must comply with copyright laws.
Patrons who violate these policies will be given a verbal warning and a copy of this policy. If the problem continues the patron will have their computer privileges suspended.
2nd offense Computer privileges removed for two weeks
3rd offense Computer privileges removed for one month
4th offense Computer privileges removed permanently
Library Board approved on 4/9/09
1. The library does not provide care or supervision of children, except to the extent needed to uphold library rules of conduct and use, and does not accept responsibility for such care. Parents or other caregivers are responsible for their children's behavior.
2. Children under the age of ten may not be left unattended in the library. An adult (eighteen years of age or older) must be present with children under the age of ten.
3. Children age ten and older may be left unattended providing they are mature enough to stay alone and observe proper conduct. Such children are subject to the same rules of conduct as other patrons and the same consequences, including being asked to leave the library. This possibility should be taken into account when deciding whether to leave a child unattended in the library.
4. Children of any age with mental, physical, or emotional problems which render supervision necessary shall be accompanied by a parent or other caregiver at all times.
5. Children left unattended in the library in violation of this policy may be considered a child in need of care, and the matter referred to the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services or other authorities.
Library Board approved on 4/9/09