Appropriate Patron Behavior Policy
The Dickinson Memorial Library and its services are available to all members of the public. To maintain an atmosphere which promotes the use and enjoyment of the library we adhere to the following:
Anyone who engages in disruptive behavior (MGL, Ch. 272, Sec. 42) is subject to removal from the building and/or restriction of library privileges.
Disruptive behavior includes, but is not limited to:
- Any illegal activity
Library privileges may be limited or withdrawn for the following reasons:
- Damaging library property
- Stealing library materials
- Threatening or physically harming staff or patrons
- Abuse of borrowing privileges
- Disregard for library policies
Parents are responsible for the supervision and behavior of their young children. Children under the age of 8 years must be accompanied by someone 15 years of age or older. Although children 8 and older may be left unattended for a reasonable length of time, children should know how to reach a parent or guardian, and parents should be aware of the closing time of the library.