Considerate Library Behavior
LA County Library provides a welcoming environment for the community to connect, explore, and create. The Customer Expectations of Considerate Library Behavior protects the rights of our customers, staff, and volunteers while also ensuring the preservation of library materials and facilities. Individuals visiting or using the Library’s facilities or services must comply with this policy.
The Customer Expectations apply to all buildings, interior and exterior, and all grounds controlled and operated by LA County Library, and to all persons entering in or on the premises.
Any activity that unreasonably interferes with others’ use and enjoyment of the library, including but not limited to:
Using library materials, equipment, fixtures, furniture, designated spaces, locations, buildings, or grounds in any manner that:
Any behavior that is prohibited by law or County of Los Angeles or Library policies, including but not limited to:
Willful and/or repeated behavior that is prohibited by law or the County of Los Angeles may result in one or more of the following consequences:
Message to Parents
We are delighted that you are encouraging your child to use LA County Library. We are glad to be your partner in supporting your child’s education and reading experiences.
It is the responsibility of LA County Library to supply a wide-ranging collection of books and other materials to meet the varying needs and wide-ranging interests of the diverse populations of Los Angeles County. These materials include subjects intended for many grade and maturity levels and reflect varying viewpoints and philosophies.
No one knows your child like you do. You are your child’s most important adviser in choosing materials which meet his or her needs. As a parent or guardian, it is your responsibility to take an active role in selecting materials that are suitable for your child to read or view.
Your signature on your child’s library card application means that you understand that your child will have access to the whole library with its wide range of resources, even those that may not meet your personal standards. The library staff does not take responsibility for judging the appropriateness of materials selected by your child when you are not present to supervise those selections.
Below are suggestions for making sure that you and your child have a positive library experience:
We hope that you and your child enjoy your time at the library.
Children Left Unattended Policy
LA County Library encourages children of all ages to visit the Library with their parents to take advantage of the resources available for them to meet their informational, recreational and educational needs. It is the responsibility of the parents to ensure the appropriate behavior of their children in the Library.
Library staff is not responsible for the supervision of children left unattended by their parents. Disruptive children may be required to leave after receiving one warning.
Library staff may notify the appropriate authorities if they have reason to suspect that there is significant evidence of abuse or neglect. If unattended children are not picked up when the Library closes, law enforcement will be called to assume responsibility for the child.