Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the library.
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited, except for library-sponsored events and certain group functions in accordance with the Meeting Room Policy.
Food and drink are not allowed in the library.
Loitering, profanity and abusive language, engaging in disorderly conduct, fighting, threatening behavior, intentionally damaging or vandalizing Library and/or personal property including restrooms, harassing any patron or staff member, or stealing library materials/personal property belonging to patrons and/or staff are not permitted in or around the library.
Appropriate attire is required, including shirts and shoes. Patrons whose bodily hygiene is offensive so as to constitute a nuisance to other patrons may be required to leave the building.
Sleeping is prohibited in the library.
Solicitation is not allowed in the library. This includes solicitation of signatures on petitions; sales or services of materials; recruitment for employment or other services; public opinion surveys; requests for donations, including receptacles for donations; and requests for monetary or other personal assistance.
Prior approval is required for patrons to take photographs, video recordings or audio recordings in the library.
Backpacks and other belongings must be taken when owner leaves the building.
Children under the age of 6 must be supervised at all times by a responsible person. Children under the age of 9 cannot be left at the library without a responsible person present in the Library.
Sports equipment brought to the Library must be left at the front desk. (i.e. skateboards, basketballs). The library will not be responsible for this equipment.
Any other behavior that interferes with the library's purpose as stated above is not allowed.
The Executive Director and/or Selinsgrove Library Director, at their discretion, have the authority to enter into a behavioral contract on behalf of the library system with a patron who may otherwise be barred from the library.
Any patron not abiding by these or other rules and regulations of the library may be required to leave the library premises.
Library employees may contact the local police if deemed advisable.
Any patron who violoates these rules and regulations may be denied the priviledge of access to the Library System by the Library's Board of Trustees, on the recommendation of the Library Executive Director.
A patron whose privileges have been denied may have the decision reviewed by the Board of Trustees.
Internet Access Policy
In response to advances in technology and the changing needs of the community, Snyder County Libraries endeavor to develop collections, resources, and services that meet the informational, recreational, and educational needs of community members. It is within this context that the library offers access to the Internet.
Use of the Internet
Snyder County Libraries has no control over information available on the Internet. Users should be aware that errors, intentional misinformation and material of a controversial nature may be found on the Internet. The library accepts no liability for the content, accuracy, or currency of information found on the Internet. The Internet is a global entity with a highly diverse user population and library patrons use it at their own risk.
Parents or guardians, NOT the library or its staff, are responsible for Internet information selected and/or accessed by their children. Parents-and only parents-may restrict their children-and only their children-from access to Internet resources via the library computer. Parents are advised to supervise their children's Internet sessions.
Internet users are expected to be good citizens of the electronic community, abiding by the rules and procedures of the library as well as those of remote systems.
The user may not use the Internet for any illegal activity or place any materials on the Internet related to any illegal activity. Title 18 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, Section 5903 (a) defines offenses:
No person, knowing the obscene character of the materials or performances involved, shall:
1. Display or cause or permit the display of any explicit sexual materials as defined in subsection (c) in or on any window, showcase, newsstand, display rack, billboard, display board, viewing screen, motion picture screen, marquee or similar place in such manner that the display is visible from any public street, highway, sidewalk, transportation facility or other public thoroughfare, or in any business or commercial establishment where minors, as part of the general public or otherwise are or will probably be exposed to view all or any part of such materials.
As a precaution against such illegal use, Snyder County Libraries subscribes to the filtering software "CyberPatrol" AND "Centurion Guard." However, acknowledging that filtering may block access to legitimate sites, and in compliance with the American Library Association's Bill of Rights, the library does reserve the right to remove the filtering software on a public access computer at an individual's request.
Furthermore, computers are considered library property and as such are afforded the same protection as other library materials under Section 427 of the Library Code (Act of June 14, 1961, P.O. 324, as amended through July 1, 2000). Any attempt to bypass the virus protection, filtering system or security of the library computers will be interpreted as a violation of this act and will immediately result in a suspension of borrowing and or/Internet privileges.
All users of the library's wireless Internet access must come to their local library, get a library card (if they don't already have one) and agree to the following policy. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian to fill out the paperwork.