Library Use and Behaviour Code

Library users and staff must maintain an environment that is safe, welcoming, suitable to study and enjoyable for all. This policy is for staff, volunteers and anyone using the library and its services.

  • The library is a scent-free and smoke-free environment.
  • Light snacks and covered non-alcoholic beverages are permitted in most areas of the library.
  • Personal electronic devices must be muted.
  • Only authorized entrances, exits and library space may be used by the public.
  • Soliciting, canvassing, or distributing petitions is not permitted.
  • Photographing or recording is allowed. The Library asks that people’s privacy be respected and permission be asked of those being recording.
  • Persons entering the library must abide by all Nova Scotia Public Health regulations.
  • Service animals are welcome. Occasionally, other animals may be permitted on site as part of authorized library programs.
  • Illegal activity or behaviour is prohibited and anyone engaging in illegal activity will be reported to the authorities.
  • The library is not responsible for children left unattended in or around the library premises.
  • Library users are responsible for any damage incurred to library property.
  • In the event of an emergency, the public must follow the direction of library staff.
  • Anyone exhibiting disruptive or inappropriate behaviour may be asked by library staff to leave the premises. The library reserves the right to suspend library privileges and/or ban persons from the library for non-compliance with this policy.

Community Bulletin Boards

Where space permits, the library may provide a community bulletin board. Community groups or individuals requesting space are required to submit their material to the library for posting. Postings do not reflect the views of the library, nor is the library responsible for the reliability of information posted.

The library reserves the right to refuse postings and to determine the position of postings on the bulletin board. Dated or worn materials will be removed, and will not be returned.

Petitions, political campaigns, over-size posters or materials that violate the Human Rights Code, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, or the Criminal Code of Canada will not be accepted.

Lost and Found

Non-perishable items left in and around library premises will be stored for one week. If left unclaimed, lost and found items will then become the property of the library and dealt with as the library deems appropriate.