Customer behavior

We at Auburn Public Library value our customers and strive to treat them with courtesy and respect.  We hope you find the library a comfortable and welcoming place. Please be considerate of the rights of others as you use this community facility.

You are welcome to…

  • Use our materials gently. Take them home to enjoy by using your library card.
  • Speak in conversational tones. Be mindful of others when using cell phones. Set cell phones to vibrate.
  • Use free library computers with your library card if you live in Auburn, Minot or Lewiston.
  • Consume food and drinks. Beverages must be covered; snacks should consist of finger food.
  • Be comfortable during your visit. Dispose of trash as you leave.
  • Ask the library staff if you have any questions or need any assistance.
  • Children of all ages are welcome to use library materials and participate in library activities. Children under 8 must be with an adult.

The Auburn Public Library Board of Trustees has established Rules of Conduct so that library users and staff have a clean, pleasant and safe environment. We need your cooperation to reach this goal.

The following are prohibited:

  • Engaging in any activity prohibited by law.
  • Disruptive or unsafe behavior including any conduct that interferes with the use of the library by others or with the functioning of the library staff.
  • Use of loud, abusive, threatening or insulting language.
  • Use of obscene or pornographic Internet sites.
  • Sexual harassment or misconduct.
  • Activities that may result in damage to library property.
  • Sleeping, smoking and offensive bodily hygiene.
  • Inappropriate clothing (e.g. absence of shirt or shoes)
  • Animals, except for assistance dogs.
  • Rollerblading or skateboarding.
  • Petitioning, soliciting or selling merchandise.

The Auburn Public Library reserves the right to prohibit persons who do not abide by the library’s Rules of Conduct from using its facilities and premises. Library personnel may ask persons who are exhibiting inappropriate behavior to modify their behavior. Noncompliance may result in the individual being banned from the library premises or in arrest and prosecution.