The Pierce County Library System creates inclusive, welcoming, and respectful spaces and experiences for all community members. The Library supports activities and usage that are safe, non-discriminatory, and supports the varied ways users’ choose to engage with the Library. Specific behaviors are required to maintain this positive and beneficial environment.
To establish the Library’s expectations that ensure a safe, welcoming, and respectful environment for the public, staff, and volunteers through all service locations (e.g., in-person, by phone, mobile services, and online) so that library services can be the greatest benefit to the greatest number of people.
Adherence to the Library Rules of Conduct is necessary so that all people can experience the Library as an enjoyable space. Staff applies these rules in a fair, respectful and consistent manner for the benefit of all. Any behavior that unreasonably interferes with others’ use and enjoyment of the Library may result in actions outlined in the Exclusion from Library Services policy.
Each person using the Library is responsible for their safety, the safety of children in their care, and the security of their personal belongings. The Pierce County Library System is not responsible for the safety of the users against their own acts or the acts of other library users.
Board Policy 2.14
Adopted by the Pierce County Rural Library District Board of Trustees, April 11, 2007. Revised November 10, 2010, October 9, 2019.
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