Deborah Duce
CEO/Chief Librarian
7 Minerva Street East
Huntsville, ON, P1H 1W4

Phone: (705) 789-5232 ext. 3407

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Library Code of Conduct

Policy Number:  12-80
Policy Approval Date:  November 19, 2012
Policy Review Date:  June 2015


Welcome to Huntsville Public Library.  We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe, positive and quality environment where we treat each other with respect and courtesy. 

At Huntsville Public Library everyone's conduct will be:

  • Mutually respectful
  • Responsible
  • Law-abiding
  • Considerate of Library property

Everyone is expected to:

  • Attend to and supervise children in their care
  • Attend to personal belongings
  • Dress appropriately, including wearing shoes and shirts at all times
  • Consume food and drink in designated areas only
  • Use library furniture, equipment and property properly and only for the usual and intended purposes
  • Use washrooms only for their intended purposes
  • Use personal electronic devices in designated areas only

Examples of behaviour that is NOT permitted include:

  • Threatening, abusive, harassing language, behaviour or actions
  • Actions or behavior that damage Library property
  • Being under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances
  • Selling, using, or possessing alcohol or illegal substances
  • Damage or theft of Library property
  • Vandalism or graffiti
  • Using cell phones, pagers, laptops computers, or other devices in a manner which disturb others/ use of the Library
  • Taking Library materials into washrooms
  • Photographing or filming without prior approval from a senior staff member
  • Petitioning, posting of flyers, soliciting or engaging in commercial activity unless authorized by the CEO/Chief Librarian
  • Smoking on Library property

Animals are only welcome in the Library if they are either:

  • A Registered Service animal at work OR
  • Participating in a Library program organized to accommodate them

Thank you for ensuring that your actions are consistent with this Code.

These rules have been approved by the Huntsville Public Library Board on February 16, 2011 under Section 23(4) of the Public Libraries Act, R. S. O. 1990, chapter P.44.

Conduct in public libraries is prescribed by various federal, provincial, and municipal pieces of legislation, including, (but not restricted to):