Following are a list of current policies:
The rights of the individual to the use of the Herrick District Library should not be abridged or denied. To guarantee these rights for all persons, no library patron shall engage in behaviors prohibited by the following rules of the Board of Directors.
No person shall:
1. Make solicitations for any reason.
2. Eat, smoke or drink from an uncovered container on the first or second floors of the Library
3. Enter or remain in the library without wearing a shirt or shoes. Wearing skates and wooden shoes is prohibited.
4. Willfully annoy another person.
5. Damage or deface public property.
6. Improperly remove library materials or equipment.
7. Engage in loud or boisterous conduct.
8. Be in a state of intoxication in a manner that causes public disturbance.
9. Utter profane, obscene, or injurious language.
10. Interfere with other patrons' use of the facilities through extremely poor hygiene.
11. Sleep in the library for an extended period of time (more than 10 minutes).
12. Bring pets into the library.
13. Bring weapons, concealed or otherwise, into the library other than as permitted by law.
In addition, cell phone use in the Library is discouraged. Those who disturb the quiet of the Library with a cell phone will be asked to move to the foyer between the entrance/exit doors.
It is the charge of the Herrick District Library staff to see that the rights of individuals to use of the library are upheld. The library staff is obligated to enforce these rules so that the facilities can be used to the fullest by all persons.
Adopted by the Herrick Library Board August 28, 1986.
Amended October 26, 2000, February 26, 2004 and April 30, 2009.
The Library provides meeting rooms to support the exploration of ideas and enriching experiences that are the Library’s mission. The primary intent of the meeting rooms is to provide space to implement the regular Library program. Not-for-profit organizations in the community are encouraged to use the meeting rooms to provide programs open to the general public that are educational, cultural, or civic betterment in purpose. The use of the meeting rooms by outside organizations does not imply endorsement of the organization or its programs by the Library.
The Library’s meeting rooms shall be available for use free of charge. A charge shall be made for use of the Library’s audiovisual equipment and attendant support.
Organizations may not use the meeting rooms in such a manner as to monopolize them.
Fees may not be charged nor fund raising events held in the meeting rooms. Continuing education workshops may charge a fee to cover the costs of supplies.
Smoking and alcohol are prohibited in the Library.
Organizations using the Library’s meeting rooms are liable for any damage or soiling to furniture and fixtures. Use may require liability and damage protection as determined by the Library Director or the Director’s representative.
The Library Director is authorized to develop guidelines and procedures to implement this policy.
Revised/Adopted by Board on June 21, 2007
To further its mission in serving as a lifelong learning center for the receipt of print and non-print information for District residents, the Herrick District Library offers all patrons access to the Internet. The Library does not offer access to the Internet for the possession of child pornography or to assist persons in the dissemination of obscenity. As required by Michigan Public Act 212 of 2000 and realizing that filtering software is not completely effective, the Library will take all actions reasonably necessary and possible to prevent minors from accessing obscene material or sexually explicit material deemed harmful to minors (as those terms are defined by state law) in their use of the Internet. Library staff will supervise use of the Internet. Disregard for the Library’s rules of use may result in the loss of Internet privileges, subject to appeal and review. If patrons disregard the law in the use of the Internet at the Library, the Library will report the crime to local enforcement and will cooperate with local enforcement officials in any manner authorized by state or federal law. The Library assumes no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from use of its Internet service.
The Library Director is authorized to develop guidelines and procedures to implement this policy and for review by the Board.
Adopted by the Herrick District Library Board, September 28, 2000.
Amended by the Herrick District Library Board, September 25, 2003.