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Code of Conduct

Lexington Public Library Code of Conduct

In order to ensure safety, comfort, and access to Library resources and facilities for all, this
Code of Conduct has been adopted. The following are examples of unacceptable behavior:

  • Smoking, use of tobacco, vaporizers (eg. electronic cigarettes), or consumption of illegal substances.
  • Consuming alcoholic beverages and/or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol during library operation hours.
  • Loud talking, inappropriate cell phone use, disruptive, abusive, or threatening language or behavior.
  • Use of Library computers which violates the Library Computer and Internet policies and procedures.
  • Sleeping, bathing or washing clothing.
  • Eating or drinking in restricted areas or drinking from containers with no lids.
  • Offensive body odor due to neglected hygiene or other strong scents that may be offensive or disruptive for others.
  • Use of Library facilities or equipment for other than library purposes, including solicitation and/or distribution of materials, without prior written authorization.
  • Running or use of bicycles, skates, skateboards or rollerblades on Library premises.
  • Use of the Library by customers not fully clothed, including shirts and shoes.
  • Rearrangement of Library equipment or furniture.
  • Bringing pets, other than service animals, into the building.
  • Service animals that are not in control.
  • Anyone unable to care for, or be responsible for, him or herself must be supervised by a responsible caregiver.

Persons who violate this code of conduct will be asked to leave the Library. Those refusing to leave will be subject to arrest under trespass laws of the Kentucky Revised Statutes, Chapter 381, Section 231 and Chapter 511, Sections 060, 070, or 080.

Approved by Lexington Public Library Board of Trustees January 13, 2010 with December 13, 2013 and October 12, 2016.