Patron Rules for Conduct

PATRON CONDUCT AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Middle Georgia Regional Library’s mission is to improve and enhance the educational, the cultural and the recreational life of the community. The Library Board of Trustees has established Rules of Patron Conduct and Responsibilities so that library users and staff have a clean, pleasant and safe environment. We need your cooperation to reach this goal.

THE FOLLOWING ARE PROHIBITED AT ALL
MIDDLE GEORGIA REGIONAL LIBRARIES:

· Engaging in any activity that would violate local, state, or federal criminal law, ordinance or regulation
· Activities or behavior that may result in damage/theft of library property
· Animals, except for guide and service dogs
· Loud or disruptive noises or behavior
· Soliciting
· Use of tobacco products, alcohol , illegal drugs
· Food, drinks
· Littering
· Loitering
· Rudeness, sexual misconduct, obscenities or   harassment
· Sleeping or bathing
· No shirt and shoes
· Weapons of any kind
· Posting/distributing unauthorized materials
· Entering unauthorized areas or being in the library during closed hours
· Leaving a child under 13 years of age, unattended by an adult  18 years of age and over

 Library personnel may ask persons who are exhibiting inappropriate behavior to modify their behavior. Noncompliance with the Library’s Patron Conduct
and Responsibilities may result in an individual being required to leave the library premises or in arrest and prosecution for criminal trespass pursuant to
Official Code of Georgia 16-7-21.