Santa Clara County Library District policy is that persons of all ages should conduct themselves in an appropriate manner when in the library. Usage of the children’s room, teen area, and study rooms may be restricted by age in order to keep the library welcoming and comfortable for minors.
Appropriate activities include:
Drinking from lidded beverages
Using electronic devices
Inappropriate activities include:
Any criminal behavior
Belligerent or bizarre actions
Bringing animals other than service animals
Eating or drinking in other than designated areas
Entering staff areas or any unauthorized areas without permission
Following, staring, or any harassment of others
Loud, angry, or abusive talking
Misusing or damaging library facilities, equipment or property
Refusing to leave at closing
Running or throwing
Selling or soliciting
Skateboarding or skating
Persons who are observed acting inappropriately will be told to stop
Usually one warning is given. If the problem continues, the person is asked to leave the library for a specific length of time (e.g. 15 minutes, one day, one week).
Parents and/or the school may be contacted by telephone or in writing if a minor frequently misbehaves. Severe behavior problems may result in the minor being in the library only when accompanied by an adult.
The police are to be called in all cases of public and staff safety, child welfare and vandalism.
The librarian in charge may call the police to provide assistance in enforcing the behavior policy.