The Board of Library Trustees of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library seeks to provide and ensure a welcoming environment, including quiet areas for study and work, which is conducive to the appropriate use of the facilities and services.
We expect our patrons to treat all people and property with respect. This includes, but is not limited to:
Engaging in conversation and behaviors in a manner that does not disturb, offend, or harass others; threaten the safety of others; damage property or threaten to damage the property of others
Using library items, furnishings, equipment and facilities only for their intended function, in a manner that does not interfere with others’ use and does not damage or threaten to damage library property
Attending to personal belongings. The responsibility for loss or damage to unattended personal belongings rests with the patron.
Following all library policies, including but not limited to policies on:
- Unsupervised Children
- Soliciting, Posting or Distributing Materials
- Meeting Rooms Regulations
- Internet Access
- Library Parking Lot
Examples of conduct and actions that are not permitted anywhere on the Library’s property include but are not limited to:
Smoking, except in designated area; possessing, consuming or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs
Eating meals or drinking beverages from containers without lids, except in areas designated for this use
Prolonged or habitual sleeping
Loitering in the entrances, lobbies, restrooms or any other non-study area for more than 15 minutes
Using the restrooms for other than their intended purpose
Disrupting others’ use of library facilities or services due to personal hygiene or excessive body odor
The Library reserves the right to require anyone violating the Code of Conduct to leave Library property. Serious or repeated misconduct may lead to further suspension from the Library and to legal action or criminal prosecution. Those wishing to appeal suspensions may do so by writing to the Board of Library Trustees at the Library’s address.