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. Those patrons interfering with our mission includes patrons causing damage to our building or equipment, injury to oneself or others, as well as those infringing on the rights of others to peacefully enjoy our facility and services. Patrons who are willing to modify their behavior that is deemed unacceptable are always welcome to stay. However, patrons unable to comply will be asked to leave. Repeat violators may trespass warned or trespassed. If necessary, the authorities will be called.
Be considerate and respectful of others in the library. The library is a space for every member of the community to work and study. 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 suspicious 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. laughing loud, 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 (except service animals for the disabled)
Eating and/or drinking (only capped water bottles allowed)
Selling or soliciting (ex: asking patrons for money to print)
NOISE & DISTURBANCES
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 9cellphones, 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, outside of stalls, filling water balloons, or other misuse of restrooms
Maintain bodily hygiene (ex: extreme body odors or relieving oneself outside the restroom areas)
skateboarding, rollerskating, or any similar activity
Loitering, including refusal to leave at closing
No videotaping, recording, or filming is allowed in the library without permission of the library manager
APPROPRIATE USE OF LIBRARY MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT
Do not conceal library materials in the library for your own exclusive use.
Do not resolve books. Leave them to be resolved by the library staff.
Inappropriate use of library computers (ex: damaging equipment, obscene materials, installing or downloading programs)