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Patron Code of Conduct


While using the library, please observe the following Code of Conduct:

  • Enjoy and learn from your visit to the library.
  • Help us protect the public property in our charge.
  • Respect the rights of all library users to privacy and a quiet place to read and study.
  • Help us protect and maintain the safety and comfort of library users.

Observing the above helps make the library a safe, clean and friendly place for the entire community. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Those in violation of library policies may be required to leave the premises. The following policies are in effect:

  • For your safety, shirts and shoes are required.
  • Smoking is not permitted on library premises.
  • Non-alcoholic beverages in lidded containers may be enjoyed in the library.
  • Snack foods may be enjoyed in the library; however items that leave behind crumbs, grease, stains, or lingering odors are prohibited. Please clean up accidental messes and report spills immediately.
  • Animals other than those in service to the disabled, such as guide, hearing, or service dogs, are not allowed in the building. Animals on library property must be attended at all times.
  • Flyers may be displayed only on the bulletin boards near the Henry Street entrance or near the Children's Room, according to posted policies.
  • Behaviors that interfere with normal library operations, compromise safety or security, or prevent others from using or enjoying library services are prohibited. Following are some examples of unacceptable behavior:
    • Excessive noise or conversation, including use of cell phones, that disturbs other library users;
    • Sleeping in the library;
    • Placing feet on library furniture;
    • Bringing shopping carts, bicycles, or bulky personal belongings into the library building;
    • Biking or skating on library ramps and walkways.
    • Handing out unsolicited literature or petitioning on library premises.

Children in the library:

  • All children younger than 6 years old shall be at all times accompanied by a parent or caregiver who is at least 11 years of age. Adequate supervision requires that the responsible person be in close proximity or in sight of the child.
  • Children 6-9 years old should be accompanied in the library by a responsible caregiver who remains in the building and maintains a responsibility for the children.
  • Children 10 years old and older may use the library unattended, subject to the general rules set forth for all users of the Saratoga Springs Public Library.

Observing the above helps make the library a safe, clean and friendly place for the entire community. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.