Patron Code of Conduct

The following actions and forms of conduct are not permitted in the Aztec Public Library or on library property:

1. Any action or behavior, which is disruptive, disturbing, or potentially harmful to others.
2. Engaging in loud conversation or any other noise-producing activity, which is disturbing to other library patrons, including the use of any electronic or mechanical device, which produces noise or other effect disturbing to other patrons.
3. Using obscene or abusive language.
4. Any disorderly conduct, including running, fighting, challenging to fight, or provoking violence.
5. Shoes and shirt must be worn at all times in the library.
6. Improper use of furniture, equipment or materials.
7. Intentionally damaging, destroying, or stealing any library property or a patron or employee's property.
8. Intentionally taking library property or materials outside buildings without going through established loan procedures or other authorization, or other intentional acts to violate library policies or procedures.
9. Loitering or sleeping.
10. Blocking or interfering with the free movement (actual or potential) of individuals. Bringing in any items, materials, or objects, which take up an excessive amount of space, restrict the movement of individuals or present a potential harm, danger or distraction. Luggage and bedrolls are prohibited.
11. Any repeated or excessive harassment or invasion of privacy of library staff or patrons.
12. Patrons whose bodily hygiene constitutes a nuisance to others will be required to leave the library and remedy the hygiene problem before returning to the library.
13. Love making, sexual abuse of any kind of another person, sexual harassment, exhibitionism, or indecent exposure.
14. Consumption or use of any food, beverages, or tobacco in building; possession of open food or drink (except for official library functions in designated areas).
15. Possession or consumption of alcohol or illegal drugs or being under the influence of the same.
16. Improper use of restrooms, including loitering and bathing.
17. Soliciting, surveying, selling of any kind, political campaigning, and distribution or posting of materials not specifically authorized by the Library Director.
18. Unauthorized or unscheduled group meetings.
19. Unauthorized use of meeting rooms or any unauthorized area, including stairwells, elevators, or any area around the building.
20. Unauthorized use of a non-public door or any non-public area.
21. Use of library for child-care services; leaving a child under six years of age unattended by a responsible person for any amount of time; leaving a child of any age an excessive period of time or beyond closing time.
22. Refusal to leave library after designated closing time.
23. Unauthorized, improper or unsafe use of any library parking area.
24. Animals in the building, except qualified service animals.
25. Any activity or behavior that is potentially harmful to library buildings, property, patrons, or staff. E.g., wearing skates or using skateboards.
26. Unauthorized use of library telephones or of any other equipment.
27. Carrying illegal weapons of any type.
28. Any illegal acts or conduct in violation of Federal, State, or local law, ordinance or regulation.
A person conducting any of the above actions will, after warning by library personnel, be asked to leave the premises. A person who persists in the disapproved conduct and who refuses to leave the building and grounds when requested to do so, will be subjected to the reporting of such incident to the local police.