Code of Conduct

Library Code of Conduct

The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library is a public institution governed by the laws of the State of New York, which prohibit disorderly conduct in public places. The Board of Trustees has adopted a Code of Conduct which is now in effect for all patrons. The full text is available at the Circulation Desk or from the Reference Librarian.

Under the Code of Conduct, the following are prohibited:

    • Not wearing a mask or wearing one that is not covering both the nose and mouth. Masks must be worn regardless of vaccine status
    • Abusive or profane language
    • Bare chest
    • Bare feet
    • Defacement of books and other property
    • Disruptive behavior
    • Dogs, cats or other animals in the library
    • Food or beverages
    • Hitting
    • Lewd conduct
    • Loitering
    • Loud conversations or noise
    • Moving furniture out of place
    • Radios or other audio equipment
    • Running
    • Skateboards or roller skates
    • Sleeping
    • Smoking
    • Soliciting
    • Unattended children will be reported to the police department

Important—Please Note

Librarians and security personnel on duty are authorized to ask persons who violate these rules to immediately leave the library and library grounds. Repeated violation of these rules may result in such violator being banned from the Library. In addition, violation of these rules or failure to abide by such banning may lead to criminal prosecution. Any person who is banned from the Library for a period in excess of one (1) week has the right to appeal by requesting a hearing before a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Library, provided such hearing is requested by written notice addressed to the “Board of Trustees, Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave, Port Chester, New York 10573” received no later than five (5) days after such person has been notified that he or she has been banned from the Library.