RPL established the following policies for library use. Failure to comply with staff directive (whether documented or not) may result in expulsion from the library.

We ask that you:

  • Be mindful of your personal property and do not leave anything unattended.
    •  Staff is not responsible for holding or watching items and is not responsible for its security.
    • Items left unattended may be viewed as suspicious and be removed from the library
  • Properly dispose of trash
    •  Bins are available throughout the library. If you can not find a bin, please ask a librarian for the location of one.
  • Please turn down phone volume and take any phone calls outside to limit disruption to other patrons
  • Remain fully clothed, including footwear
  • Supervise children 
    • Staff is not responsible for unattended children anywhere in the library and can not be asked to watch a child while in the library.
  • Ask a staff member before posting materials on the bulletin board or anywhere in the library. 
    • Staff reserves the right to approve/deny any request for materials being posted throughout the building.

The following behaviors are prohibited

  • Any and all illegal activity
    •  Staff reserves the right to call the police without warning
  • Consumption of drugs or alcohol, tobacco, e-cigs (vapes) or drugs on library property
  • Appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs 
  • Disruptive behavior that interferes with library use by others or with library staff duties
  • Sexual harassment, misconduct or any other type of harassment
    • Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.
    • Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person’s sex, appearance or performance.  Such as “You do your job well for a woman”
    • Both victim and the harasser can be either a woman or a man, and the victim and harasser can be the same sex.
    • For more information, please refer to https://www.eeoc.gov/sexual-harassment and the City of Revere Human Resources department
  • Damaging or theft of library materials and property
    • Please reference MA General Laws Part IV Title I Chapter 266 Section 100
  • Providing false ID to obtain a library card
    • Please reference MA General Laws part IV Title I Chapter 266 Section 99A
  • Obscene or offensive language
  • Misuse of restrooms
    • Bathrooms are for single use except for guardians of small children
    • Bathrooms are not to be used for bathing, tooth brushing or laundry
  • Animals other than service animals
  • Eating/Drinking except in designated areas or times
  • Use of audio equipment at excessive volumes
  • Entering staff only areas without permission
  • Sleeping or napping 

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ONE OR MORE OF THE LIBRARIES ESTABLISHED POLICIES MAY RESULT IN SUSPENSION OF LIBRARY PRIVILEGES OR BEING TRESPASSED FROM THE LIBRARY

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