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Building Use Policy

Building Use Policy – Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, Maine: Approved by Curtis Board of Directors 1-21-2010, revised 2-17-2012, 5-18-17.

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Food and Drink:

Considerate consumption of food or a covered beverage is allowed in designated areas of the library unless otherwise noted or at the discretion of the Library Director.

• No food or beverages allowed in the Genealogy Room.
• No food allowed at public computers or in the 1904 Building.

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted except at the discretion of the Library Director for special, closed attendance events.

Noise Zoning:

First Floor: Casual atmosphere; okay to talk in normal tone of voice, groups allowed at tables and computer stations.

Second Floor: Quiet voices – this is an area for study and reading.

1904 Building (old Library):

Laptops and other technology may be used quietly in these rooms. Headphones should be used for any audio play. Please take cell phone calls outside so that others may continue to read and study. This is an area for individual study and reading, study groups should use other areas of the library.

Electronic devices:

Audible devices (MP3 players, CD players, iPods, etc.) are permitted except in designated quiet areas and should be used with headphones, set at a volume that does not disturb others.

Phones

Staff phones are not for public use except for emergency situations. Cell phone use is acceptable consistent with area noise zoning.

Computer Area usage:

Youth Services Technology Room: Computer use for children, teens in junior high school, and adults accompanied by a child.

Children’s Area Games Computers: Computer use for children.

Teen Area: Computer use for teens only.

Adult Technology: Computer use for adults and teens high school age and above.

Time-management on computers

The amount of time that patrons may use library computers is set through time-management software and varies throughout the building. (see procedures for specifics).

Thank you for helping the library staff maintain a welcoming, respectful atmosphere in a variety of useful spaces, for the enjoyment of all patrons.

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