Library Patrons

Library Patrons

The library will serve all residents of the city and surrounding rural areas & communities, and open access patrons, regardless of race, religion, creed, social, economic or political status.
Patron circulation records are confidential and shall not be made available to anyone except pursuant to federal, state or local law relating to civil, criminal or administrative investigating powers.  The library director is the custodian of the records and may disclose information at his/her discretion.

A. Responsibilities

  1. The use of the library or its services may be denied for due cause.  Such cause may be chronic failure to return library material, disturbance of other patrons, or any other objectionable conduct on library premises. 
  2. The patron assumes all responsibility for lost or damaged material.  The librarian will determine repair or replacement value (replacement +$2.00)
  3. Patrons, who use the library for other than library purposes must follow the board policy for use of the meeting room and building.
  4. Patrons are expected to observe good library manners when using the library.  Disruptive patrons may be asked to leave the library.
  5. Parents are expected to supervise their children and teach them good library manners.

a. Children ages 3 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or responsible care giver at all times.  They are responsible for the behavior of their children; if a child is disruptive and the parent is present, the parent must deal with the child at the time.

The American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights, to which we adhere, states that “a person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background or views.”  The Grafton Public Library will therefore not restrict the checkout of movies to children and young adults under 18 based on the movies’ MPAA ratings.  These ratings are a private advisory code and will remain on the movie boxes.
It is the parents, and only parents who may restrict their children, and only their children, from access to library materials and services.  People who would rather their children did not check out certain materials should so advise them.  The library and its staff are responsible for providing equal access to library materials and services to all library users.