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Mission & Policies

Library Rules

The Morse Institute Library operates most effectively as a convenient point of access for library materials and information as well as a community center with resources for general studies and cultural activities when everyone follows the same rules. Failure to comply with these rules may result in expulsion from the library.

    1. The library has areas for quiet study. Any person using conduct inconsistent with the purposes of the library, such as interfering with another person’s use and enjoyment of the library or with the library personnel’s performances of duties, will be asked to leave.  Persons appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be asked to leave the library.
    2. NO SMOKING in the library, including e-cigarettes. NO FOOD OR DRINK in the library except in designated areas as authorized by the Library Director.
    3. Library privileges may be limited for the following reasons:
      • damaging library property;
      • stealing library materials;
      • harassing, either verbally or physically, any staff or patron;
      • inappropriate behavior.
    4. No animals shall be brought into the library, other than those assisting persons with disabilities, unless authorized by the Library Director.
    5. Bicycles, roller blades, skates, and other similar equipment may not be used in the library or on the ramp at the entrance to the library. Bicycles must be left at the bicycle rack at the front of the building.
    6. Running, pushing, shoving, and similar behavior is not permitted in the library.
    7. Parents are responsible for the behavior and supervision of their children.
    8. No user of the library shall enter a non-public area without authorization from library staff.
    9. No solicitation unrelated to the activities of the Morse Institute Library may take place on library property.
    10. Shirts and shoes must be worn in the library.
    11. No playing of personal audio equipment such that it interferes with another person’s library use and enjoyment
    12. No recording or videotaping of other library patrons. All photography and videotaping of others in the library must first be approved by the Library Director or designee.
    13. The Teen Room is a dedicated space reserved for middle and high school students ages 11 to 18.

Please cooperate with library staff who must interpret and apply library rules and regulations. Your cooperation will help to promote excellence in library service.

Approved by Board of Trustees, Morse Institute Library, April 1, 1993 | Amended, July 30, 1998 | Reviewed and re-approved, June 13, 2006 | Amended, December 11, 2012 | Amended, July 8, 2014 | Amended, June 11, 2019