Library Policies

  1. Rules of Conduct for Patrons
  2. Rules of Conduct - Spanish
  3. Supervision of children
  4. Photo and Video Policy

Rules of Conduct for Patrons at Midland County Public Libraries

Engaging in any activity prohibited by law is not allowed.  

Leaving children unattended is prohibited.

Leaving personal belongings unattended is not allowed.  

Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times while in the library building.

Food and drink are not allowed in the computer lab areas. Food is permitted in other areas of the library. Drinks are allowed provided they are in a container with a lid.

Tobacco use and/or vaping is permitted outside in designated areas only.

Petitioning, soliciting or distributing/selling merchandise is prohibited.

Animals, other than service dogs, are prohibited. 

Disruptive and/or aggressive behavior that interferes with another person’s use of the library or with library personnel’s performance of their duties is prohibited.

Abusive language is prohibited.

Engaging in sexual conduct or lewd behavior is prohibited.

Behavior that may result in injury or harm to another person is prohibited. 

Stealing or damaging any library materials or property is prohibited.

Unnecessary noise from electronic devices including cell phones, and/or speaking at a volume that disturbs other patrons or staff is prohibited.

Staring at, photographing, or following a patron or staff member in a manner that reasonably can be expected to disturb him or her is prohibited.

Personal hygiene conditions such as body odor that interferes with the use and enjoyment of the library by other patrons or with the functioning of library staff are prohibited.

Monopolizing library space or obstructing walkways with personal belongings is prohibited.

Wheeled transports such as bicycles and shopping carts are not allowed inside the library. Skateboards, collapsible scooters, and skates (all types) must be carried while on library premises.

Sleeping is prohibited in the library building.

Bathing and washing clothing is prohibited in the library.