Rules of Conduct
Milton Public Library provides free and equitable access to services which meet the ever-changing needs of all Miltonians. We preserve and promote intellectual freedom while providing universal access to a wide range of materials, programs and information in a welcoming and inclusive environment that is free from discrimination and harassment as stipulated in the Ontario Human Rights Code. Any form of discrimination and/or harassment will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
The rules listed below are applicable to all members, visitors and attendees to any of MPL’s facilities, programs and events. They help support our welcoming and inclusive environment and to ensure the dignity and safety of the public and the staff and we ask for your cooperation.
- Violent, threatening, abusive, discriminatory or harassing language or conduct of any kind is not allowed.
- Disruptive or intrusive behavior is not allowed.
- Damage, misuse or theft of library materials, equipment and/or property is not allowed.
- Interfering with the designated use of computers and networks is not allowed.
- Children up to age 10 must have a parent, guardian, or caregiver in the immediate vicinity of, and in visual contact with, the child.
- Members of the public may only use authorized entrances and exits and are not allowed in “staff only” areas without authorization.
- Use of tobacco, e-cigarettes, alcohol or drugs is not allowed.
- Loitering, solicitation of services or the sale of products is not allowed.
- Only Service Animals are allowed to be brought into the facilities.
- The posting of advertisements or flyers require the approval of the Branch Manager.
- Photographs, filming and/or recording of any kind required the approval of the Chief Librarian.
MPL will not tolerate the engagement of any activity that violates federal, provincial, local or other applicable laws or Library Policies.
Any behaviour that does not support our welcoming and inclusive environment and /or violates our rules of conduct listed above may result in cost-recovery charges, suspension of Library privileges, exclusion from the library in accordance with the Trespass to Property Act (RSO 1980) and/or prosecution.
Issued: September 1987
Reviewed: December 2022