Behavior and Library Usage
The Guthrie Public Library adheres to the Library Bill of Rights and maintains that all patrons, regardless of origin, age, background, or views, are free to study, read, and utilize library materials without the fear of harassment, intimidation, physical threats, or undue distractions.
In order to protect these rights of the patrons, users must obey all library policies and procedures. Failure to comply may result in loss of privileges.
The following activities will be monitored in the library:
Smoking is prohibited inside the library and within 25 feet of any exterior door.
Food is permitted only in the library meeting room and foyer. Proper disposal of waste is required or privileges will be revoked.
Beverages in spill-proof containers are permitted in the library. Proper disposal of waste is required or privileges will be revoked.
Soliciting is strictly prohibited.
A responsible adult must accompany and actively attend young children in the library at all times. Unruly children and their supervisor will be asked to leave.
Weapons, recreational wheels, and pets (with the exception of service dogs) are strictly prohibited in the library and on library grounds. Bicycles are to be parked in designated racks.
Individuals who are disrupting other patrons will be asked to discontinue their disruptive behavior or leave the library.
Damaging library materials or property is strictly prohibited and will be reported to the proper authorities.
Patrons will be asked to place their cell phones and pagers on vibrate or silent and accept and/or place calls outside the library.
Any patron who violates the library’s rules may be expelled from the premises for 24 hours. The library staff may contact the Guthrie Police if deemed advisable.