POLICIES OF THE AVOYELLES PARISH LIBRARY
& THE LIBRARY CARD
of current mailing address is required for a library card; a card is required
to check out library materials.
person is responsible for materials checked out on his or her card. Parents and guardians are responsible for
material checked out by their child.
library cards should be reported as soon as possible. Replacement cost is $5.00.
and address changes should be given to the library when they happen.
information is confidential within the confines of local, state, and federal
OF LIBRARY MATERIALS
IN THE LIBRARY
must have your library card to check materials out.
can be renewed or reserved in person, over the phone, or through the automation
5 items can be overdue at one time; further items are barred from being checked
out. Per patron, a maximum of 20 items
may be out at any time. Adult patrons
may have 5 reserved items at any time.
materials should be returned to the library on time and in good condition or a
fee may be charged.
losses or damages can result in loss of privileges.
caretaker of a child in the library is responsible for the child and for his or
her behavior in the library.
parent or guardian of a child is responsible for the child’s use of library
materials. The library does not act in
place of the parent in making decisions what a child can read or view.
ages 7-13 should not be left unattended in the library for more than an hour
and children younger than 7 are not to be left at all, unless attended by
someone 16 or older and responsible.
and caretakers should be aware of closing times, and pick up their children before
the library closes.
drinking, smoking, or chewing gum or tobacco in the library is not
are to abide by standards of socially acceptable behavior while in the library.
Behavior considered to be socially unacceptable includes but is not limited to
the following: harassment of other patrons or staff in such a way as to make
them uncomfortable; noise which disturbs other patrons using the library;
physical activities dangerous to the patron himself or to others; possession of
any alcoholic beverage, controlled substance, or weapon; intoxication or
impairment from alcohol or a controlled substance; indecent behavior, or damage
to property. Any disruptive behavior may
cause the patron to be ejected from the library. Any illegal behavior will result in being
banned from the library. Patrons who are
not fully dressed, and patrons whose personal hygiene is not adequate enough to
prevent an odor thereby constituting a disturbance to other patrons, may be
asked to leave.
of the library by any group, including class visits, must be scheduled in
politicking, and proselytizing are prohibited.
local, state, and federal laws apply on library property.
policies of the library are posted and library patrons are expected to abide by
them for the benefit of all library users.
Internet users are expected to be familiar with the library’s policies
concerning Internet use. To see those policies, click here.
complaints and comments should be brought to the director of the Avoyelles
Parish Library System.
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