In order to provide a safe environment which promotes the enjoyment and full utilization of the Tulare Public Library, patrons must adhere to the following rules.

Any person who engages in any of the behaviors listed below will be given one warning by the library staff to cease such conduct. Failure to obey may result in suspension from the library.

  • Using cell phones, pagers, and other communication devices in a manner that disturbs others
  • Bringing animals, other than service animals, into the library
  • Loud talking, or engaging in noisy or boisterous activities that interfere with or are disruptive to other patrons’ use of the library (e.g. crying children, yelling, screaming)
  • Leaving children unattended anywhere on the library premises if they cannot care for themselves or if such children interfere with or disrupt other patrons’ use of the library (Please see the library’s Child Safety Policy)
  • Soliciting opinions/money, giving speeches, or requesting customers to fill out surveys
  • Eating, smoking, or bathing in the library
  • All drinks must have a lid.
  • Using bicycles, skateboards, or skates in the library
  • Fraudulent use of another person’s library card and/or number for any purpose, including to reserve or use computers
  • Sleeping in/on the library’s premises or bringing bedding into the library
  • Violating Tulare Public Library’s Internet Service Policy or Child Safety Policy
  • Disobeying the reasonable direction of a library staff member or library security officer
  • Bodily hygiene that is offensive to other persons in the library
  • Lack of proper attire (no shoes, pants/skirt, shirt, etc.)

A person will be immediately expelled and suspended for committing or attempting to commit a serious offense, including assault; battery; theft; vandalism; sexual offenses; offensive touching; harassment, stalking or threatening behavior; the use of alcohol or controlled substances; or having unsanitary bodily hygiene so offensive to other persons that it constitutes a nuisance in the Library.