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Library Rules

Appropriate Library Behavior:

Your entrance to the Carnegie Library of Homestead indicates that you are willing and able to act courteously toward all other persons there; act respectful with regard to public property; and, follow the rules of the library facility.

To provide an orderly and pleasant public environment, staff of this building are authorized to make judgments regarding individual or group behavior. If you are not following these rules you may be asked to leave the library, and your library privileges may be suspended temporarily or permanently. Appropriate law enforcement authorities will be promptly notified of any unlawful activity.

Library Rules of Behavior

  • Treat library staff with respect and civility
  • Treat other library users with respect and civility
  • Walk through and around the building and on the steps–no running
  • No coarse or vulgar language is permitted in the library
  • Speak in a quiet tone of voice
  • No hitting or touching other library patrons
  • You must get up from the computer when your time has expired
  • No more than two persons are permitted at any on computer at one time
  • Keep your children with you at all times

In order to provide a safe and comfortable library environment, the following are NOT permitted:

  • Destruction or theft of library materials or property
  • Use of alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Disorderly, disruptive, or boisterous conduct
  • Threatening, harassing, or intimidating language or behavior
  • Food or beverages
  • Smoking
  • Weapons
  • Bathing or shaving in library restrooms
  • Solicitation of any type
  • Use of cell phones

Library patrons are expected to maintain an acceptable standard of personal hygiene.  Physically unpleasant condition, including unpleasant body odors that may offend other library patrons and infested clothing or personal effects is unacceptable. Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times.

The Library reserves the right to expel any person whose behavior is disruptive or whose actions interfere with the use of the library by other patrons.

Please enjoy the library and please allow all others the same opportunity.