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Policies and Guidelines

The Tigard Public Library expects patrons of all ages to exercise social responsibility in the use of the library. Appropriate behavior ensures that all customers are able to use the public library for their information, education, and entertainment needs. Please be considerate of others as you use this library and observe these guidelines:

Cell Phones

  • Cell phones are to be used in designated areas only:
  • Main lobby of the building
  • Meeting Rooms/Study Rooms (groups using these rooms may set their own guidelines) and 
  • Any area outside of the building (per Library Cell Phone Policy)

Food and Drink

  • Food and drink are permitted as described in the Food and Beverage Policy.
  • Food is permitted in the Courtyard, Entryway and Community Room.
  • Drinks are permitted in unbreakable, spill-resistant containers that have sip-through lids.
  • Water must be in unbreakable, screw-top bottles.

Other General Guidelines

  • Treat other patrons and staff with courtesy and respect.
  • Quiet conversation, please.  Prolonged conversations, in person or by phone, are allowed only in the study rooms, lobby or any other areas specifically designated for such use.
  • Children under 10 years old shall not be left unattended by their responsible adult guardian (ORS 163.545).
  • Respect furnishings and equipment by using them appropriately.
  • Respect other users' privacy.
  • Please use personal audio devices with headphones on low volume.
  • Please park bicycles, etc., outside.
  • Patrons must wear shoes and shirt while in the library building.

Library Policies

Library staff members are required to speak to those who may need a reminder of these guidelines. Our goal is to help everyone have an enjoyable, successful library visit.

Persons who violate certain provisions of State or local laws while on library premises may be excluded from the premises, and/or have their library privileges revoked for up to 90 days.

Library Policies
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