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Policies and Guidelines

Some library policies have been temporarily adjusted to enhance community and teammate safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Certain spaces in the library are unavailable for public use. Masks and physical distancing are required while inside the library building. We continue to offer curbside holds pick-up for those who are unable or prefer not to wear face coverings.

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

  • Please silence cell phones and keep audible cell phone use brief and quiet.
  • The Houghton Room is a quiet room, no loud conversations or cell phone use is      permitted.

Food and Drink

  • Small snacks are permitted in the library. Meals are permitted in the Courtyard, Main Lobby, Community Room and Puett Room.
  • Drinks are permitted in covered containers.

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

Library Board Memorandum

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