Rules of Conduct for Quechee/Wilder Libraries
The safety and security of our employees and patrons are of the utmost importance. Library employees
and users have the right to a safe and respectful environment.
Conduct that causes or threatens harm to others, interferes with library employees’ performance of duties,
or constitutes persistent, unwanted behaviors will not be tolerated. All patrons are expected to comply
with these rules and all reasonable requests of any library employee.
All those in the Library shall be engaged in normal activities associated with
the use of a public library. Anyone disturbing others, loitering, or
jeopardizing safety may be asked to leave. Disruptions include but are not
limited to verbal abuse of staff or other patrons, impediment of any staff or
patron’s acts by physical intimidation, violating internet rules, or creating
Persons will be held responsible for damage or theft of library property. The
library reserves the right to prosecute. Keep the library and library grounds free of alcohol, cigarette smoke, and illegal activities. Persons who are, or appear to be, under the influence of
alcohol or drugs may be asked to leave.
Use headphones with audio equipment so as not to disturb other people.
Only trained service animals or animals that are part of an approved library
program are allowed in the library.
Appropriate attire, including shoes and shirts, must be worn.
Weapons of any kind in the library are prohibited, unless carried by a law
Soliciting in the library or on library grounds is allowed only with the
express permission of the Library administrators.
People who do not abide by these rules may be removed from the library and its premises.
Quechee/Wilder Library Policy for Animals
Animals, leashed or otherwise, are not permitted inside the libraries, except for guide, signal, and service dogs.
Quechee Library Policy for the Internet and other Electronic Resources
Quechee Library offers access to the Internet as part of its mission: to freely provide informative and pleasurable reading materials, media, technology and programs to foster community and encourage lifelong learning and reflection.
In providing access Quechee Library subscribes to the principles of the Library Bill of Rights and its interpretation on Access to Electronic, Information, Services and Networks adopted by the American Library Association. Quechee Library does not monitor and has no control over information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. All patrons, regardless of age, have access to all information and services provided by the Library for the public. Any restriction of access is the responsibility of the user or the user’s parent or legal guardian, and not the Quechee Library, its members or employees.
The Internet enables the Library to provide resources far beyond the limits of its own collection. The Internet is, however, an unregulated medium. Some materials on it may be offensive, inaccurate or illegal. The resources on it cannot be subjected to selection criteria by the Library.
Library staff will not monitor a user’s Internet use, except for length of use, in order to ensure equal opportunity of access for everyone. The Library reserves the right to terminate an Internet session that disrupts library services or that involves user behavior that violates the Library’s policies. As with all library resources, the Library affirms the right and responsibility of parents/guardians, not library staff, to determine and monitor their minor children’s use of the Internet. (Minors are defined in this policy as those under the age of 18).
Responsibilities & Disclaimers
- Use of Quechee Library’s computers and/or Internet access is an agreement to the Quechee Library Policy for the Internet and Electronic Resources.
- Any attempt to alter software configurations or download programs or files onto the computers may result in the suspension of computer use privileges.
- If someone is waiting while the computer is in use, time is limited to 30 minutes. Check in at the circulation desk.
- Users are to remain in compliance with copyright laws and federal, state or local laws and regulations. Users may not engage in any activity that is illegal, harassing, defamatory, or disruptive to others. Violations may result in loss of library privileges. Unlawful activities will be dealt with in an appropriate procedure.
- The Library has no liability for direct, indirect, or consequential damages related to the use of information accessed.
- Because software and downloaded information may contain viruses, users are advised to use virus protection on home computers. The Library is not respnsible for damage to users’ media or computers or for any loss of data, damage or liability that may result from use of the Library’s computers.
- There is no charge for use of the public computers. Donations are appreciated. There is a printing charge per page.
- Use of the Library’s computers and its Internet is a privilege, not a right.
- The Library believes this policy to be in compliance with the requirements of the Children’s Internet Protection Act.
Approved by the Board of Trustees, October 8, 2007