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Suspension of Privileges for Health and Safety Reasons

Suspension of Privileges for Health and Safety Reasons

It is the responsibility of the Library to maintain a healthy and clean environment for all Library patrons and to protect the College’s investment in Library collections, equipment and property. In order to fulfill this responsibility, the Library may restrict a patron’s ability to borrow materials and/or to visit Library facilities when such use may jeopardize the health and cleanliness of Library facilities, collections and users. Examples of situations where borrowing of materials may be suspended include, but are not limited to:

  • Evidence that items on loan to a patron may have been returned with insects that are known to be damaging to library materials, e.g. roaches, silverfish and some types of beetles
  • Evidence that items on loan to a patron may have been returned with insects that can result in pest infestations in library facilities, e.g. bed bugs or roaches

Examples of situations where access to Library facilities may be suspended include, but not be limited to:

  • Patrons or patron possessions with fleas or lice
  • Patrons with clothing that is stained with urine or feces

Should it become necessary to suspend Library privileges of a customer in order to protect Library collections, facilities, or other patrons, notification of the suspension will be made by the director of the Library in which the incident occurred or designee. Access to facilities and borrowing will be restored when the suspended patron demonstrates that the situation that caused the loss of privileges has been remediated. Any patron that has privileges suspended under the terms of this policy may request a reevaluation of the suspension upon the ability to demonstrate that the situation that resulted in a loss of privileges has been resolved.

For reinstatement requests relating to suspensions due to pest infestation, decisions will be made based upon evidence showing that the address in question has been inspected with no sign of infestation or that the residence has been treated. Confirming information may include copies of receipts for treatment, a letter from a licensed pest control company, or a written statement from the owner or property manager of a multi‐family rental residence. In some circumstances, proof of a change of residential address may also be accepted.

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