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Code of Conduct

Welcome to the Boynton Beach City Library. Our Library is supported with tax money collected from the residents of the City of Boynton Beach who have a right to expect each of the City’s facilities to be a clean, pleasant and safe place for selecting materials, reading, researching, studying, writing and attending Library sponsored programs and meetings.

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This Code of Conduct is intended to encourage behavior which supports the Library’s mission to provide the best possible resources in a warm, welcoming environment. Behavior becomes unacceptable when it interferes with this mission, impinges on the rights of others, causes damage to buildings or equipment or causes injury to oneself or others. Those willing to modify unacceptable behavior are always welcome to stay. However, those unable to comply will be asked to leave. If necessary the authorities will be called.  Examples of Unacceptable Behavior include:

  • Abandonment/leaving young children unattended
  • Abuse/vandalism of Library materials, equipment or property
  • Bathing, shaving, washing clothes or other misuse of restrooms
  • Bringing animals into the Library (except service animals for the handicapped or dogs for Library programs)
  • Disruptive use of radios, televisions or other electronic products
  • Distribution or posting of printed materials not approved by the Library administration
  • Eating in the Library
  • Illegal activities of any sort
  • Inappropriate use of Library computers, such as:
  • Damaging or altering computer equipment or software
  • Downloading or installing any program on the hard drive of any computer
  • Sending, displaying or printing obscene materials
  • Loitering, including refusal to leave at closing
  • Loud talking or crying
  • Selling or soliciting
  • Possessing, consuming or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Skateboarding, roller skating or any similar activity
  • Sleeping
  • Smoking or related tobacco use
  • Unruly/offensive behavior
  • Verbal/physical abuse or sexual harassment of Library users or staff
  • Using a cellular telephone beyond lobby area.