To assure that patrons of all ages find using the library a positive experience, it is necessary for basic rules of courtesy and responsibility to be followed. Brighton District Library expects customers to cooperate in the following guidelines:
The Library Director or the Director’s designee may restrict access to library facilities with immediate dismissal of the patron from the premises, by suspending the patron’s access to library facilities for a set period of time, or by denying access to specific services and/or programs pursuant to this Policy. If necessary, the local police may be called to intervene.
A. Incident Reports. Library Staff shall record in writing in the form of an Incident Report any violation of this Policy that resulted in a verbal warning or a suspension of library privileges. By the end of the day on which the incident occurred, an Incident Report shall be written and forwarded to the Library Director for logging and review. The report should include physical descriptions in addition to the name of the patron. A copy of the suspension of privileges letter should attached, if applicable.
B. Violations of the Policy -Suspension of Privileges.
C. Reinstatement: The patron whose privileges have been limited or revoked shall attend a meeting with the Director or the Director’s designee to review the Library Patron Behavior Policy before their privileges maybe reinstated.
D. Right of Appeal
Patrons may appeal a decision in writing to the Library Director within 10 working days of the date of the letter stating why library privileges should be restored.
The Library Director or a designee will respond to the appeal in writing within 10 working days of the date the appeal was received. Any person may appeal the Library Director’s decision by sending an appeal in writing to the President of the Library Board within 10 business days. The decision of the Library Board is final.