Library and Museum Use Guidelines

The Dyer Library provides access to all through its collections, programs, facilities and resources. The library is intended to provide a place for selecting materials, reading, researching, studying, writing, and attending library or community sponsored programs and meetings. We strive to serve our patrons effectively by providing a clean, welcoming and safe environment. We ask that visitors help us to maintain an atmosphere that is conducive to learning and community engagement by following these Library Use Guidelines.

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To ensure a safe and positive experience for all, please do not:

  • Engage in disruptive or unsafe behavior, including interfering with the use or operations of the library or museum by users or staff.
  • Harass or intimidate library or museum users or staff.
  • Use loud, abusive, or profane language.
  • Leave a vulnerable adult or child unattended.
  • Enter the library or museum with articles with a foul odor which, by that odor, impede use of the library by other patrons or staff.
  • Enter the library or museum without shoes or clothing covering both your upper and lower torso.
  • Solicit, distribute leaflets or post notices in the building or on the property without permission from Dyer Library management.
  • Bring in animals other than service animals, or leave any animals in cars in the parking lot during warm weather
  • Eat or drink at any computer station.
  • Smoke or vape in the library or museum or on library and museum property.
  • Enter non-public or staff-only areas.
  • Use bicycles, skates, skateboards or similar items inappropriately on library property.
  • Engage in any activity prohibited by the library’s computer and internet use guidelines.
  • Use another person’s library card number without that person’s permission.
  • Bring weapons of any kind into the library or museum.
  • Deface library materials or the library or museum building, or remove library materials from the building without checking them out.
  • Interfere with museum exhibition materials and artifacts