The Clearwater Public Library System strives to provide the highest level of service to all library users. The following rules are set in place to protect the right of library patrons to enjoy a safe environment, conducive to the use and enjoyment of library materials and services. The United States Court of Appeals decision (Kreimer vs. Bureau of Police for the Town of Morristown, 1992) found that a library is a “limited public forum” created for the specific purpose of providing public access to materials. Further, the library may draft rules of behavior to ensure that the library is used for the general purposes for which it is intended.
The following list of activities not associated with the use of a public library are specifically prohibited at all library branches, including buildings, grounds and property.
Depending on the nature, seriousness, or recurrence of the offense(s), persons may be asked to leave the library facility or property, subject to the provisions of Section 810.08, Florida Statutes, or staff may contact law enforcement. Terms of the NOTICE OF SUSPENSION AND NOTICE OF TRESPASS may apply.
Reviewed September 2019