1. Seymour Library is to be used for library purposes only. Any behavior that interferes with such use or that is not consistent with such use is not permitted. Objectionable behavior includes, but is not limited to the following:
2. Loud, abusive, aggressive, threatening or obscene language and/or behavior
3. Destroying or damaging library books, materials, furniture or other property
4. Blocking aisles so that access to library materials and services is prevented
5. Sleeping, playing games and/or other activities that interfere with library use
6. Using the library in bare feet
7. Smoking or consuming food or beverages in the library
8. Using or distributing alcohol or drugs
9. Criminal activities as defined by federal, state, or local laws
10. Playing audio equipment so that others can hear it
11. Bathing in the public restrooms
12. Circumventing or attempting to circumvent the library security system
13. Using rollerblades, roller skates, skateboards, or other sports equipment in the library or on library property
15. Entering unauthorized workspaces or office areas
16. The library expects parents to have their young children under personal control at all times. Shouting, screaming, running, climbing on library furniture or shelving is not allowed.
17. Tampering with, altering, editing or in any way damaging computer hardware/software may result in criminal charges and suspension of library privileges.
Adopted by the Board of Trustees, March 26, 1996
Public Internet Access Policy
1. To use the computers, patrons must have a Seymour Library card and sign in using the automated system. Patrons may not sign in for another person, and they must use their own library card.
2. Computers in the adult area are for those age 13 and above. Computers in the children’s room are for those age 12 and under. Parents or legal guardians of those under age 18 must sign an internet permission form before computers can be used.
3. Computers will automatically shut down five minutes before the library closes. It is the responsibility of patrons to complete work and save any documents before the session ends, since the computer will not save any work. Work can be saved as an e-mail attachment or on a flash drive that the patron brings to the library.
4. Computers may be unavailable when library staff conducts training sessions or tours, and when computers are being serviced.
5. Nonresident, temporary guests are provided with computer privileges. Minors under the age of 18 who are guests must acquire parental permission via the temporary guest card application in order to gain access.
6. Patrons are allowed to use computers up to 180 minutes per day to be taken in as many sessions as desired. Each session is 60 minutes in length if others are waiting.
7. Patrons must not abuse or rearrange library furniture, computer equipment, or computer supplies. Patrons must wear headphones if they would like to use speakers. The library does not provide headphones for patron use.
8. Patrons must adhere to the Internet Use Policy, Computer Rules and Library Rules for Seymour Library. Computer usage privileges will be revoked if patrons fail to abide by any of these rules.
Internet Use Policy
Materials accessed on the internet must comply with community decency standards, as determined by the librarian and the library staff. Violations of this policy will result in the revocation of internet privileges.