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Behavior Policy

The Indianapolis Public Library is dedicated to providing a welcoming, pleasant, and safe environment for all patrons. Patrons are encouraged to use the Library's resources and services, to enjoy the Library as a place of study and inquiry, and to participate in Library's programs.

The Library Board of Trustees is responsible for determining the rules for public behavior in the Library that are necessary to protect the rights of individuals to use Library property, materials, and services; to protect the rights of Library employees and volunteers to conduct Library business without interference; to preserve Library materials and facilities from harm; and to ensure the safety of Library patrons, employees, and volunteers.

Computer users at West Indianapolis Branch

Adults and children are expected to adhere to the Library's Behavior Policy. For the safety and comfort of children, a responsible adult or caregiver should accompany children while they are using the Library.

IndyPL Behavior Policy (Policy 142)

Incidents of Problem Behavior. Problem behaviors are specific instances of disruptive actions that interfere with staff work or patron use of the Library.

Disorder. The Board reserves the right to cause to be ejected from the Library and to refuse further admission to those individuals who display inappropriate behavior, may violate the rights of the staff or Library users, or create disorder on Library property including any of the following:

Inappropriate Behavior. Inappropriate behavior includes but is not limited to:

Threatening Behavior. Threatening behavior includes any situation in which a person exhibits an expressed or implied threat to interfere with an individual's health or safety, or with the property of the Library, or property on Library premises belonging to others, which causes a reasonable apprehension or fear that such harm or injury is about to occur. Examples of threatening behavior include, but are not limited to:

Public Meetings. The Library prohibits the intentional display of firearms during public meetings.

Violators. Those persons who violate these rules will be asked to leave the Library, or, when appropriate, be subject to arrest. Repeated violators and/or those who refuse to leave will be subject to arrest and prosecution under IC35-43-2-2 entitled "Criminal Trespass." Records of violators will be maintained.

Suspended Patrons. Patrons having served the full term of their suspension of Library privileges may apply for reinstatement of their Library privileges via telephone by calling 317-275-4449.

Posting of Rules. These policies and rules as stated will be prominently posted in a public area of all Library buildings.

Computer Use Standards. Acceptable use standards for computer resources will be posted on the Library's web page and accessible on all Library computer terminals.

Revised July 21, 2011