Our Policies

Policy on Library Conduct

The Library is for the use of all citizens of the Westbury School District and guests. No individual or group has the right to create an atmosphere in the Library that discourages other members of the community from enjoying its use. All Library users, staff and visitors are expected to follow the policy of Library use, which has been created to make the Library a welcoming place for the entire Westbury/Carle Place library districts. These policies include:

Behavior that maintains a quiet, orderly, safe and welcoming atmosphere.

  • Users entering and leaving the building should speak in low voices and behave in an orderly manner.
  • If users are not actively searching for materials in the stack areas, returning or charging out items, or seeking assistance from a staff member, they should be engaged in activities associated with the use of a public library, such as studying, reading, doing research, or utilizing a computer, within a reasonable time after entering the library building. Conversations should be limited and in low voices.
  • Users are encouraged to seek materials of interest or for school assignments in the stack area. Users are encouraged to seek assistance for finding such materials from the Library staff. The stack areas and other areas of the Library may not be used for running, loitering, loud conversations or horseplay.
  • Members of the public who come to the Library to study or work together are encouraged to sign up for the small meeting room so that their conversations do not distract others.
  • The consumption of food or beverages within the Library is not permitted.
  • Obscene or abusive language is prohibited.
  • Loitering inside or outside the Library is not permitted.
  • Use of radios, CD players and/or electronic devices in any manner so that sound is transmitted to other patrons is prohibited.

Unless circumstances call for more stringent measures, users who do not comply with any of the above policies will be warned by a member of the Library staff that they are acting in violation of the policies of the Library and will be reminded of the Library’s policy on appropriate conduct. After one warning, if the actions continue, Library staff members will use discretion to give users a second warning or will request that offenders leave the Library property.

Library employees shall contact the appropriate law enforcement agency(ies) if deemed advisable.

Any suspension is subject to review by the Board of Trustees pursuant to the applicable Education Law.

3D Printer Guidelines

  • Patrons may directly utilize the MakerBot 5th Generation 3D printer with minimal staff supervision. It is recommended that patrons ask for assistance to clear filament jams or switch filament colors.
  • There is no max print time. We ask that print jobs finish by 1 hour before closing time. Please note, the 3D printer can not operate while the library is closed for business.
  • Patrons may start a print job and leave the library. In that scenario, they will be asked to provide a contact phone number and e-mail address.
  • Patrons must indicate what color filament they wish to print with.
  • Printing cost is $1 per half hour / Patrons must pay ½ of estimated printing cost upfront.
  • Models that are complete must be in the .makerbot file format before they can be printed. Models that may need refinement must be in .stl format.
  • The MakerBot modeling software is available on all public computers.
  • Staff will only do minor clean ups or refinement of virtual models.
  • Staff will only hold onto finished objects for 3 business days.

Revised February 2016

Policy For Use of the Meeting Room

The Meeting Room’s purpose is to provide a place for library-sponsored programming. View the library’s complete policy on use of the Meeting Room here.

 

Unattended Children Policy

  • No child under the age of 9 may be in any library building without a supervising parent or other caretaker over the age of 13 designated by the child’s parent or legal guardian in attendance.
  • If we find a child under age 9 and we can’t reach a parent or other adult responsible for the care of the child, we will call the police.
  • Parents must be in the library building before or at closing time to pick up their child. If a child has not been picked up by the time the library closes, the Children’s Librarian-in-charge and Security staff (if available) or Custodian (if available) will wait with your child for no more than 15 minutes and then call the police.

Revised 4/17/2014

 

Computer Lab and Wireless Internet Policy

  • Users must comply with United States copyright and all other State and Federal laws.
  • Users must comply with the Library’s applicable rules, procedures and Policy on Library Conduct. The Library reserves the right to remove the privileges of anyone who does not follow these rules, procedures and Policy on Library Conduct.
  • Users must comply with New York State’s applicable laws regarding Cyber Bullying.
  • Users understand that while using the Internet they have access to a wide variety of materials, some of which may be inaccurate or outdated and that he or she uses it at their own risk.
  • Users understand that the Library makes no warranties, expressed or implied, that the functions of or content accessed through the Westbury Library’s computers, Internet connections or computer resources will meet the user’s specific requirements, or that it will be error-free, trouble-free, current, uninterrupted, not viewed by third-parties or be virus/spyware/malware free.
  • The user further understands that the Library reserves the right to remove the privileges of anyone who tampers with or damages equipment or programs involved with computers or Internet access, and to charge for damages.
  • For users in school grades K through 6, content filtered computers are available for use in our Children’s Library Computer Lab. For users in school grades 7 – 12, non-filtered access is available in our Adult Computer Lab. By allowing children under 18 to possess a library card, parents and guardians are expressly permitting their children to have access to the Internet as an information resource. Parents and guardians who believe that their children cannot responsibly use Internet access are requested to personally monitor their children’s Internet use.
  • Use of the Internet and library computers presupposes that this Policy has been read and understood by the user and that the user agrees to abide by them without reservation.