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Banning Procedure

Banning Procedure

Willingboro Public Library

May 13, 2015

A person who has engaged in severe and/or repeated misconduct in violation of the library’s code of conduct may be banned from the library in the following manner:

The Director or Director’s designee will issue a written ban letter to the individual involved. The letter shall indicate the reasons for the ban and the time period of the ban as well as instructions for the right to appeal the ban.

The Director or designee will inform all staff with a description of the underlying behavior and the name and description of the banned individual. The Director shall notify in writing the banned individual, all staff, and the Library Board President about the decision.

The Director will review and may reconsider the decision to ban an individual upon written request of the individual and may shorten or terminate the banning period if information submitted by the individual warrants such modification. Until such time as the banning letter has been reviewed and/or modified by the Director or reversed on appeal by the Library Board, the individual may not use the library.

Alternative Juvenile Banning Procedure

As an alternative to banning a juvenile, a supervisor and a staff member may restrict a juvenile from independent use of the library for a period of 30 days (first restriction) or 90 days (second restriction.) The juvenile whose library use is restricted may use the library during the specified period only when the juvenile is accompanied by a responsible parent or guardian. The juvenile’s parent or guardian must be notified of the restriction via certified mail. Failure to abide by the restriction may lead to banning of the juvenile from the library.

Appeal Procedure

  1. Notice of Appeal: The Director’s written determination may be appealed to the Library Board if the aggrieved individual files a written notice of appeal within 10 days after he/she receives the determination. Such notice shall be filed with both the Library Director and the Library Board President, c/o Willingboro Public Library, 220 Willingboro Parkway, Willingboro NJ 08046. The Board shall hold a hearing within 30 days after the notice has been filed. The banned shall be notified at least 10 days before the hearing.
  2. Hearing: At the hearing, the individual may be represented by counsel, may present evidence, and may call and examine witnesses and cross-examine witnesses. The President of the Board shall conduct the hearing. The proceedings shall be recorded.
  3. Decision: Within 30 days of the completion of the hearing, the Board shall issue a written decision. The Board shall have the power to affirm or reverse the written determination or to remand it to the Director or designee with instructions for reconsideration. The decision, except for remand, shall be a final determination for the purposes of review.

Non-Compliance with Ban/Trespassing

If a banned individual enters the library before the return date listed in the ban letter, police will be called and the individual may be arrested for trespassing.

Letter to Parents

                                                           PARENTS TAKE NOTE!!

 

The library has encountered difficulties pertaining particularly to use of the facility by some middle and high school students.  Recently, the hours immediately after school dismissal and into the evening have seen a large number of youth who are behaving in a disruptive manner.  This behavior is unacceptable and causes other library users distraction as they attempt to legitimately use the facility. 

The Library Board of Trustees, Library Staff and Township Officials hereby request that parents and guardians immediately educate their children in the proper use of a library.  Any child that violates the behaviors outlined in the Rules of  Library Conduct will become subject to police authority. Parents or guardians will be required to negotiate with the police department for custody of the child.

We welcome anyone who respects our facility and the rights of others who seek our services.  

Rules of Conduct

RULES OF CONDUCT FOR LIBRARIES

THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES ARE IN VIOLATION OF LIBRARY RULES:

  1. Eating in areas outside the café and drinking from containers without lids, except at library approved activities.
  2. Sleeping.
  3. Playing of audio equipment so that others can hear
  4. Bringing animals into the library except for bona-fide service animals or by pre-arrangement with the Library Director.
  5. Misusing the restrooms (i.e. using as a laundry or washing facility)
  6. Leaving a child under the age of 8 unattended in the library without the supervision of an adult
  7. Talking loudly, making noise, or engaging in other disruptive conduct
  8. Interfering with another person’s use of the library or with library personnel’s performance of their duties
  9. Solicitation
  10. Personal grooming, including hair and nail care, outside of restrooms.

SHOES AND SHIRTS MUST BE WORN.

THE FOLLOWING BEHAVIORS ARE IN VIOLATION OF LIBRARY RULES AND MAY ALSO RESULT IN CRIMINAL PROSECUTION:

  1. Smoking
  2. Carrying a weapon into the library by persons other than law enforcement officers
  3. Damaging library property
  4. Theft or unauthorized use of library materials
  5. Threatening or physically harming staff or patrons

VIOLATIONS OF LIBRARY RULES WILL RESULT IN A WARNING FOLLOWED BY EXPULSION FROM THE LIBRARY FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY. REPEATED VIOLATIONS OVER A PERIOD OF MORE THAN TWO DAYS MAY RESULT IN EXPULSION FROM THE LIBRARY FOR A LONGER PERIOD. AN APPEAL PROCESS FOR LONG-TERM EXPULSION IS AVAILABLE.

Adopted by the NJLA Executive Board, December 15, 1992

Adopted by the Willingboro Public Library Board of Trustees, March 8, 1995

Revised by the Willingboro Public Library Board of Trustees, Sept. 21, 2016

Internet Access Procedures for Public

INTERNET ACCESS USAGE PROCEDURES

Willingboro Public Library
 
 The library is pleased to offer free access to the Internet, a global electronic network which provides dynamic information resources.  The Internet is provided to supplement sources found here in the library.  Our librarians can always help you determine whether the most appropriate source to find the specific information you need is a book, e-book, periodical, or the Internet.

 Please follow the procedures listed below to insure availability for all:

  • Internet access is available during the Library's regular hours of operation.
  • Twenty-two dedicated computers are currently provided for 30-minute Internet sessions.  Fourteen are in the reference section; four in the young adult room; four in the children’s room. 
  • To use the Internet, you must use the PC Reservation System near the Reference Desk for the adult and YA computers; near the Children’s Desk for the children’s computers.
  • A Willingboro Public Library card number is required to use the internet. Adults not eligible for free borrowers’ cards may obtain a free web-only card. Children not eligible for free borrowers’ cards may obtain web-only cards with the permission of a parent or guardian.
  • Library staff will not look up the card number for persons without picture ID.
  • Adults from out of the area may present identification with an address to obtain one 30-minute session per day. Unaccompanied young people under 18 from out of the area are not given this privilege since we do not have the consent of their parent or guardian.
  • Adults must accompany any children under 8 in using a library computer. Children’s room computers are reserved for children, or adults supervising children, after 2 p.m.
  • You are permitted to sign up for one 30-minute session at a time.  If no others are waiting, your session may be extended. If you require more time, please speak to someone at the Reference Desk.
  • Installation of your own software on any library computer is not permitted. 
  • Any downloads or files saved to the hard drives of our PCs will be deleted when the PCs shut down. We recommend that you save your work by sending it to your e-mail or saving it on a USB drive, which may be purchased at the circulation desk.
  •  If you wish to print, you must pay $1 per sheet for color printing or $.25 per sheet for black and white printing. Be sure to do a print preview before printing. No refunds will be given for printed pages. The print job will be released when payment is made at the cash register at the Circulation Desk. 
  •  Remember though we use a virus checker on the Internet access computers, no computer is immune from viruses. You should be aware that there is the possibility that files downloaded may contain a virus. 
  • Library staff will get you started with basic instruction but cannot offer extensive individual training. Classes are offered regularly in the Computer Center.  Please check the monthly schedule. 
  •  The library reserves the right to terminate a session if inappropriate use of the computer occurs. 

Revised 12/15

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