The Mansfield/Richland County Public Library Board of Trustees is responsible for establishing rules regarding customer behavior on Library premises and property, in order to ensure customer, Staff, and volunteer safety. Any person entering upon Mansfield/Richland County Public Library premises or property is expected to abide by the Library’s Public Behavior Policy.
Any visitor or customer to the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library [hereinafter referred to as “customer”] who fails to abide by Board policy regarding the Public Behavior Policy is subject to having his/her Library privileges suspended either temporarily or permanently and/or the customer being barred from all premises of the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library.
The Library Director has sole authority to suspend Library privileges or to bar a customer from Library premises, based upon the guidelines described herein. The Director may also delegate his/her authority under these guidelines. The Security Staff, under the Facilities Coordinator’s direction, or any Branch Manager or the Manager’s designee, is authorized by the Library Director to bar any customer from Library premises immediately when an incident occurs that threatens safety of persons or property, or the good order and operations of the Library.
A violation of the Library’s Public Behavior Policy will be addressed in the following ways:
Approved by the Library Board of Trustees, March 25, 2014.
Revised by the Library Board of Trustees, October 24, 2017