The following are rules and regulations of the Morristown Public Library. These are effective January 2012 as adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Morristown Public Library by a majority vote.

Who May Use the Library

The Library will serve all residents of the community and the public library system area. Service will not be denied or abridged because of religious, racial, social, economic, or political status; or because of mental, emotional, or physical condition; age; or sexual orientation. The library makes every effort to be fully A.D.A compliant.

Patron Responsibilities and Conduct

A. Please turn your cell phone to vibrate only mode or turn power off while inside the library. Patrons are asked to step outside the building to talk on their cell phone.

B. The library restroom is not to be used for personal grooming/washing.

C. Patrons are not permitted to use the library for sleeping or napping.

D. Weapons or instruments/devices that may be used as a weapon are not allowed in the library.

E. There is no disruptive behavior allowed in the library or on library property. Disruptive patrons may be restricted from the library and from the use of the library facilities at the discretion of the library director. Those who are unwilling to leave or do not leave within a reasonable amount of time, after being instructed to do so by the staff, will be subject to the law. The use of the library may be denied for due cause. Such cause MAY be but not restricted to: – failure to return library materials or to pay penalties – destruction of library property – disturbance of other patrons due to objectionable language, odor, or behavior – illegal, disruptive, or objectionable conduct on library premises including alcohol or drug use, sexually inappropriate behavior or violent behavior – violation of any of the above outlined policies

Young Children:

A. The Morristown Public Library encourages visits by young children and it is our desire to make this important visit both memorable and enjoyable for the child. Library staff is not expected to assume responsibility for the care of unsupervised children in the library. Therefore, it is library policy that all children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a parent or designated responsible person while in the library. Also, if the young child is attending a library program, we require the parent/responsible person to remain in the library throughout the program.

B. The library staff is not responsible for supervising children left alone when the library is closed.