WELCOME TO THE NORTH MIAMI BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY! Our library offers an extended collection of materials for research, reading, and studying. The NMB Library also supports NMBPL sponsored events and community programming. The following Code of Conduct is in place to encourage our patrons to assist us in providing a superior atmosphere and exceptional service in a welcoming environment.
APPROPRIATE USE OF LIBRARY MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT
We respectfully request that our patrons avoid the following behaviors in order to help us keep the library operating smoothly and safely for all:
Do not conceal library materials in the library for your own exclusive use.
Do not reshelve books; leave them on the provided carts to be reshelved by the library staff.
Do not engage in inappropriate public computer usage (i.e. installing programs or watching pornography).
Do not use another patron's library card.
The library is a space for every member of the community to work and study; please be considerate and kind to your fellow community members while visiting. Designated Quiet Areas will require users to maintain a quiet study atmosphere. Any child under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. A parent or caregiver is responsible for the safety, behavior, and well being of their children on library property.
Unacceptable behaviors include:
Lewd or inappropriate behavior
Verbal/physical abuse or sexual harassment of library users or staff
Illegal activity of any sort
Use of profanity, loud talking, or other obnoxious sounds (i.e. raucous laughter, whistling, etc.)
Entering areas of the library restricted to staff members without permission
Smoking, drug use, and the consumption of alcoholic beverages
Possession of weapons on library property
Possession of animals on library property (service animals are welcome)
Eating and/or drinking (only capped water bottles allowed)
Selling or soliciting (i.e. asking patrons for money to print, advertising for a business)
NOISE & DISTURBANCES
Actions that interfere with our mission include patrons causing damage to our building or equipment, injury to themselves or others, or those infringing on the rights of others to peacefully enjoy our facility and services. Patrons who are willing to accept this code of conduct are always welcome to stay; patrons who are unable to comply will be asked to leave. Please address or avoid the following concerns and prohibited activities before visiting the library:
Inappropriate attire (shoes and shirts required)
Sleeping, snoring, sitting, or laying on the floor
Using library furniture as a bed
Moving library furniture without permission
Disruptive use of electronics cellphones, radios, loud sounds on computers or headphones, loud cellphone keypad number dialing, etc. (Please use headphones on any device that produces sound.)
Bathing, shaving, washing clothes, undressing, filling water balloons, or other misuse of restrooms
Offensive bodily hygiene (i.e. extreme body odor or soiled clothing)
Skateboarding, roller-skating, or any similar activity; skateboards and skates brought into the building must be stowed in a backpack or locker to avoid damage to library premises
Loitering, including refusal to leave at closing
No hoodies or sunglasses may be worn inside the building
Repeat violators may be trespassed or subject to removal by law enforcement.
PHOTOGRAPHY, FILMING & RECORDING
No videotaping, recording, or filming is allowed in the library without permission of the library manager. Please refer to the Library's Filming, Photography, and Recording Policy below for more information.
North Miami Beach Public Library Filming, Photography, and Recording Policy
If you would like to request permission to perform photography or recording in the Library for a specific event or purpose, please submit a request for approval to the Library Director via this online form.
LIBRARY BILL OF RIGHTS
The North Miami Beach Library subscribes to the principles outlined in the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights:
Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.
Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.
Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.
Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.
A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.
Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.
1601 NE 164th Street North Miami Beach, FL 33162 305-948-2970