The San Leandro Public Library endeavors to provide all of its customers with a safe and pleasant library experience. The following rules of conduct have been adopted to ensure the welfare and safety of every person in the Library.
Minor children visiting the San Leandro Public Library are the responsibility of their parents or guardians. The Library does not serve in loco parentis. The Library cannot accept responsibility for the safety and supervision of minor children. The Library may require minors to be accompanied by a parent or guardian when visiting library facilities.
Any persons violating the Library's Rules of Conduct may have their Library privileges revoked or suspended. Length of suspension will be determined by Library Administration.
The following activities are prohibited:
Leaving minors without adult supervision
Eating or drinking in the Library
Using cell phones
Using electronic devices at volumes that disturb others
Shouting, cursing, using obscene or abusive language
Physical altercations including threats, assaults, or violent acts
Loitering or sleeping in the Library or outside the Library property, including the plaza and parking lot
Misusing public restrooms, including such things as bathing
Theft or attempted theft, including Library materials
Monopolizing Library resources, including computers
Moving Library furniture
Mutilating Library property
Reconfiguring or hacking Library computer hardware and/or software
Displaying obscene texts or graphics for public view
Using controlled substances in the Library
Smoking within 20 feet of the Library
Using bicycles or any sort of "transportation" equipment in the Library. This also includes roller skating, skate boarding, or scootering.
Distributing leaflets or posting notices not authorized by the Library staff
Soliciting or unauthorized selling in or around the Library
When the above listed behaviors are observed or other behaviors not listed that appear to be threatening, abusive, or disruptive to person and/or property, Library staff may impose limits on the use of the Library services or facilities. Library staff may call local law enforcement officers to assist in the enforcement of this policy.
Personal hygiene shall conform to the standard of the community for public places. This shall include the repair or cleanliness of garments. Persons whose bodily hygiene is offensive so as to cause a nuisance to others shall be required to leave the building. Customers are expected to wear appropriate clothing while using library facilities, including shirts and shoes.
Library staff has the discretion to discard personal items left unattended on Library property.
Minors who are in violation of these policies shall be required to be accompanied by a parent/guardian during visits to the Library for a period to be determined by Library Administration.
Disruptions that create hardship for Library neighbors are included in this Policy.
Approved by Library-Historical Commission and San Leandro City Attorney, June 2006