It is the policy of the Pendleton Community Library to maintain a safe and pleasant atmosphere for all library customers. To that end, the Board of Trustees expressly forbids within the library building:

Food or beverages (except in designated areas)
Tobacco use
Bare feet/torso
Wet swimsuits
Use of roller blades/skates or skateboards
Pets, other than service animals
Mutilation/theft of library property
Any disruptive behavior which interferes with the rights of others
Harassment of library staff or patrons
Excessive public displays of affection
Discourteous behavior towards library staff
Use of profanity
Violation of any other library policy

Individuals identified by PCL staff as exhibiting unacceptable behavior will be asked to modify their behavior accordingly or to leave the facility. Repeat offenders, or those whose behavior is considered violent and/or threatening, may be barred from future library use. PCL and its employees assume no responsibility for minor children. Parents/guardians retain full responsibility for minor children under all circumstances. Proper authorities will be notified as deemed necessary by library staff.

The Pendleton Community Library has a "Three Strikes" practice for patrons who have been banned from library property. A patron who has been formally banned from library property on three separate occasions will be banned indefinitely. 


Adopted by the Pendleton Community Library Board of Trustees
September 11, 2015

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