Use of Library Policy

A. The Marlboro Free Library provides library services and use to all residents of the Town of Marlboro and the Marlboro Central School District.

The Board of Trustees and the staff are committed to offer these services and to maintain Library grounds in the best possible condition. All patrons are asked to cooperate in carrying out the following rules and regulations:

  1. Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times in the Library. Excessive noise, inappropriate behavior, or violence will not be tolerated. If our request to stop any such behavior is not heeded, the individual(s) involved will be asked to leave the Library.
  2. Each patron of the Library must be mindful of the rights of others, and is requested to act in a considerate manner to provide an atmosphere conductive to study, reading, and legitimate use of materials and services.
  3. Young children unaccompanied or unsupervised in the Library are the responsibility of the parent or caregiver. If they demonstrate disruptive behavior, the parent or caregiver will be contacted and the child may lose his/her library privileges.
  4. Parents and/or caregivers of children or young adults must make provisions to pick up their child/children prior to the Library’s closing hour.
  5. Excessive noise and/or other actions that would be disrupting to patrons or staff is not permitted.
  6. Injury or threat of injury to any person or damage to Library property will not be tolerated. (See McKINNEY’S CONSOLIDATED LAWS OF NEW YORK ANNOTATED, Education Law, Section 264.)
  7. Animals and/or pets are not allowed in the Library, with the exception of those assisting a disabled person.
  8. Food and drink are not allowed in the Library except at special pre-approved functions.
  9. The consumption of alcoholic beverages is not allowed in the Library except at special pre-approved functions.
  10. or the use of illegal substances is not permitted.
  11. Loitering is not permitted on Library property.
  12. The use of the telephone is restricted to Library business.
  13. There will be no soliciting of donations by outside groups at the Library.

B. Patrons who do not comply with the rules and regulations stated above will have their Library privileges restricted or denied.

  1. The Library Director or his or her designee is authorized to temporarily deny use of the Library to any individual(s) who violate the rules.
  2. Action on the denial will be addressed by the Board of Trustees.
  3. Individual(s) will be given the opportunity to address the members of the Board:
    • a. Following the dialogue the Board will take appropriate action.
    • b. The President will notify the individual(s) of the Board’s decision.
  4. Individual(s) will be given the opportunity to appeal the Board’s decision. Upon the receipt of a formal request, a hearing before the Board and the Board’s attorney will be scheduled within thirty (30) days.