Conduct Policy

Patrons and staff have the right to enjoy an environment free from harassment or lewd conduct. Anyone, including patrons, who harasses staff or another patron will be asked to leave the library and a report will be filed with the Director. Repeated acts of harassment or acts that may escalate in violent or illegal actions will be reported to proper authorities.

Lewd acts or sexual misconduct is not appropriate in the library. Those who commit minor acts, such as “making out” in the library, will be given one warning and then asked to leave. Serious acts, and acts involving minors, will be reported to the proper authorities.

No weapons will be permitted in the library with the exception of Law Enforcement personnel.

Library materials are purchased for use by all patrons of Spaulding Memorial Library. SML establishes regulations for the loan of materials, including circulation periods, renewal processes, and fines for late return. The library will attempt to recover overdue materials and will notify patrons according to procedures established by the Board of Trustees.

Patrons who habitually have overdue materials, or who owe Spaulding Memorial Library over $50 for lost or long (6 months+) overdue materials will lose all library privileges until materials are returned or payment is made.