New Castle County Library Rules PDF
New Castle County Library Rules Policy
Adopted by the Library Advisory and Review Board January 9, 2008
Revised by Department of Community Services January 2017
To ensure the continued safety and comfort of our patrons and
staff, please observe the following:
1. Disruptive conduct is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to:
Interference with others’ use of the library or with the duties of library staff.
  • Verbal or written abuse.
  • Intoxication or drunken behavior.
  • Fighting, threats, or weapons in the library.
  • Excessive noise, loud talking, shouting, playing of music etc.
  • Loitering on library premises, blocking library doors, soliciting.
  • Ringing cell phones; Cell phones must be set to “silent mode.” Cell phone use is prohibited in designated Quiet Study Areas of the Library.
  • Violation of dress code; shoes and shirts required.
  • Disrupting other library users by offensive staring or touching, sleeping oroffensive personal odor.

2. Abuse of the library facility is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Theft of library material.
  • Damaging library property.
  • Consuming food in the library. Non-alcoholic beverages in covered containers are permitted except in the computer areas of the Library.
  • Skateboarding or wheeling on library property.
  • Animals (with the exception of assistive animals) are prohibited on library property.
  • Smoking is prohibited inside the library and within 25 feet of the library building.

3. Abuse of the Internet policy is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Minors accessing the internet without signed library application on file.
  • Attempts to circumvent the daily three hour time limit.
  • Accessing prohibited material on the internet.
  • Tampering with public work stations, printers, etc.

4. Parent/guardian is responsible for ensuring that their children follow the library
rules. Library cannot assume custodial responsibility for children.

  • Parents must stay with children under six years old at all times while using thelibrary.
  • Children under the age of 12 cannot be left unattended in the library.

Violation of rules may result in revocation of library privileges and/or notification of the police.
Please keep your possessions with you at all times. New Castle County is not responsible for lost property.

This list of Library rules and regulations is available at all public service desks.