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Appropriate Library Use

The Oregon Trail Library District, OTLD, is supported by the taxes of the people of Boardman, Heppner, and Irrigon who expect each of our facilities to be clean, comfortable, and safe places for selecting materials, reading, researching, studying, writing, and attending Library or community sponsored programs and meetings. To this end, OTLD is responsible for establishing rules of conduct to protect the rights and safety of OTLD patrons, volunteers, and staff, and for preserving and protecting the OTLD’s materials, equipment, facilities, and grounds.

Enforcement of these rules will be conducted in a fair and reasonable manner. OTLD staff will intervene to stop prohibited activities and behaviors. Failure to comply with the OTLD’s established rules, regulations, and policies could result in removal from the premises and expulsion from OTLD for a period of one day to one year, or in arrest or prosecution. Violations could also result in the restriction and/or termination of OTLD privileges, including the use of OTLD computers and other equipment. Expulsion for more than one week may be appealed in writing to the Library Director.

For the comfort and safety of patrons, volunteers, and staff, and the protection of OTLD property, the following actions are examples of conduct not allowed on OTLD property.

  • Engaging in any activity in violation of Federal, State, local or other applicable law, or Library policy.
  • ORS 166.370 Possession of firearm or dangerous weapon in public building or court facility; exceptions; discharging firearm at school. (1) Any person who intentionally possesses a loaded or unloaded firearm or any other instrument used as a dangerous weapon, while in or on a public building, shall upon conviction be guilty of a Class C felony.
  • Being under the influence of alcohol/illegal drugs and selling, using, or possessing alcohol/illegal drugs.
  • Verbally or physically threatening or harassing other patrons, volunteers, or staff, including stalking, staring, lurking, offensive touching, and obscene acts such as sex acts and indecent exposure.
  • Soliciting or conducting surveys not authorized by the Library Director.
  • Stealing, damaging, altering, or inappropriate use of OTLD property in OTLD facilities or on OTLD grounds, including computer hardware and software, printers, copiers, phones, and other equipment.
  • Trespassing in nonpublic areas, being in an OTLD building without permission of an authorized OTLD employee before or after OTLD operating hours, or camping on OTLD grounds.
  • Fighting or challenging to fight, running, pushing, shoving, or throwing things.
  • Creating disruptive noises such as loud talking, screaming, or banging on computer keyboards.
  • Gambling and group activities which are disruptive to the OTLD environment.
  • Using audible devices without headphones or with headphones set at a volume that disturbs others. Using cell phones and other communication devices in a manner that disturbs others.
  • Using restrooms for bathing or shampooing, doing laundry, or changing clothes.
  • Littering.

·         ORS433.845 Prohibition on aerosolizing, smoking or vaporizing in public place or place of employment. (1) A person may not smoke, aerosolize or vaporize an inhalant or carry a lighted smoking instrument in a public place or place of employment except as provided in ORS 433.850.

(2) A person may not smoke, aerosolize or vaporize an inhalant or carry a lighted smoking instrument within 10 feet of the following parts of public places or places of employment:

      (a) Entrances;

      (b) Exits;

      (c) Windows that open; and

      (d) Ventilation intakes that serve an enclosed area.

  • Entering OTLD barefooted, without a shirt, with offensive body odor or personal hygiene, or being otherwise attired so as to be disruptive to the OTLD environment.
  • Bringing in garbage, articles with a foul odor, or articles which, alone or in their aggregate, impede the use of the library by other users.
  • Using wheeled devices in OTLD property or on OTLD grounds, except in designated areas, including skateboarding, roller-skating, bicycling, scooters, and shopping carts (exceptions i.e. wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers).
  • Lying down or sleeping in the restrooms or on any floor, couch, table, or seat in OTLD, and by blocking aisles, exits, or entrances by sitting or lying down in them.
  • Neglecting to provide proper supervision of children.
  • Bringing pets or animals, other than service animals necessary for disabilities, into OTLD, except as authorized by the Library Director.

All bags and other articles are subject to inspection by security and other authorized personnel. OTLD reserves the right to limit the size and number of items brought into OTLD

Adopted March 2016