Library Code of Conduct

Welcome to the Nevada County Community Library. Library users deserve a clean and safe environment while visiting our facilities. In order to ensure everyone’s comfort, those engaging in the following inappropriate or illegal behaviors may be asked to leave:

  • Damage, destruction, or theft of property, including graffiti, tampering with computers, or circumvention of security systems
  • Engaging in threatening behaviors, including physical assault, verbal abuse, or sexual harassment towards staff members or other library users
  • Smoking or tobacco use in any form (including e-cigarettes or vaping)
  • Possessing or using alcohol or controlled substances
  • Interfering with the use of library resources, including obstructing access with personal belongings that extend into pathways
  • Ignoring directions or instructions from library staff, including refusal to leave the library at closing time
  • Sleeping or lying on the floor or furniture
  • Solicitations within the library or meeting rooms, including selling goods or services or  promoting religious or political beliefs
  • Disruptive behavior, including running, using skateboards or rolling shoes, or loud conversations on cell phones or in person
  • Eating in the libraries except when part of a library program. Beverages in closed containers are acceptable.
  • Inappropriate use of restrooms, including bathing or laundering
  • Strong fragrance or odors and/or lack of personal hygiene so as to be offensive to others
  • Bare feet and/or being shirtless
  • Leaving personal belongings unattended. Please keep all personal items with you at all times.
  • Bringing bicycles or rolling containers, such as shopping carts, into the library
  • Bringing animals or pets into buildings. Service animals are welcome but may be asked to leave if they become disruptive.
  • Unattended children in the library. Please refer to the Policy on Unattended Children for further clarification.

When a library user behaves in a manner that violates policy, library staff may ask them to leave the library facility with or without warning, may contact law enforcement if necessary, and/or may suspend the library user from use of the library facilities.