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February 12, 2016

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Library Use Policies : Rules of Conduct Enforcement

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Library Closed Monday, Feb. 15

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15.


Possible service interruption in online Library services Feb. 13 - 14

The Library will be performing maintenance on our network. While we are not expecting service interruptions during this period, there might be brief interruptions in online services. You will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but may not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) may experience outages as well. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also may be affected.

Rules of Conduct Enforcement

The Library Board formally delegates to Library management and Security Officers the authority to enforce the Rules of Conduct, including the withdrawal of permission to remain on Library premises and the issuance of exclusion orders. Patrons shall have the right to submit a written request for an administrative review of an exclusion order which is for a period greater than seven days. Patrons shall include in the request any written documentation they seek to have considered in the review process. The exclusion order remains in effect pending administrative reviews.


If a patron requests a timely administrative review, the City Librarian shall review the exclusion order and provide the patron with a decision in writing. The City Librarian is authorized to develop procedures for the implementation of this policy including appropriate timelines for filing requests for administrative and Library Board reviews.


DATE ADOPTED: January 28, 2010


Rules of Conduct Policy adopted May 26, 1994; revised April 23, 2002; June 1, 2006; June 1, 2009