Treat others as you wish to be treated.
Please practice respectful behavior and use polite language with both staff and other patrons.

Enjoy the library with your children.
Parents and caregivers are expected to monitor and control the behavior of their young children.

Use your cellphone, but not your ringtone.
Please silence your phone and keep conversations short and at a reasonable volume so as not to disturb others.

Use the Internet appropriately.
While using the Internet, please make sure your searches and activity remains within the bounds of what is legal and appropriate for viewing in a public area. Library computers may not be used for any unlawful purposes. Any unauthorized copying of copyright-protected materials and online gambling are prohibited.

Enjoy the facilities.
The collections, study areas, and restrooms are here for you to use. Please remember that all of these are shared spaces. Make sure that however you choose to enjoy your library, you are respectful of others and library property.

Enjoy your beverage in a covered container.
While we prefer that you not eat in the library, small snacks and covered drinks are permitted everywhere but at the computers. We ask that all wrappers, crumbs, and other debris be cleaned up before you leave. Hot or catered food is not permitted in the library.

Dress appropriately.
Please dress appropriately and include a shirt and shoes with your outfit.

Love your pets, but please don’t bring them to the library.
Licensed service animals are the only animals permitted in the building. Please do not leave your pet unattended on library property.

Listen and learn at a reasonable volume.
Conversations or activities should not disturb other patrons or library staff. If you are using a personal listening device, please use headphones or earbuds and keep the volume at a level that cannot be heard by others.

Share furniture and equipment.
Please do not monopolize or obstruct space, seating, tables, or equipment to the exclusion of others. The library reserves the right to limit the number of people who may sit together at a table if the group is disturbing others. There is a limit of one person per chair.

Keep track of your belongings.
Do not leave any personal belongings unattended. Staff cannot be responsible for watching your items for you.

Lock your bikes, skateboards, or scooters outside.
The library is not responsible for stolen items and does not have space for storing bicycles, skateboards, or scooters inside. For the safety of others and of our property, patrons may not skateboard, rollerblade, or roller-skate on library property, including the parking lot.

Check out library materials.
Check out all library materials at the customer service desk or self-checkout stations. The library reserves the right to inspect all bags, purses, briefcases, packs, etc. for library materials that have not been checked out.

Ask for assistance.
Tell a staff member if you have a concern about the building, parking lot, or another patron. Please allow staff to address these situations. We will do our best to come to a quick resolution.

Petition outside.
Petitioning for voting, ballot issues etc. is permitted outside the library. Petitioners may not enter the library proper, block building entrances or exits, interfere with library patrons’ use of the library, or otherwise impede access.

The following activities are prohibited on library property:

  • The possession of a firearm or weapon
  • The possession, consumption, or sale of illegal substances or alcohol
  • The use of tobacco products or electronic substitutes
  • Fighting, hitting, or physical or verbal abuse
  • Harassment
  • Gambling, buying, selling, or soliciting for personal or commercial gain
  • Any illegal activity
  • Persons who are under the influence of alcohol or an illegal substance will be asked to leave immediately
  • Please note this list is not exhaustive.

Respect the library and respect each other.
In the case of serious or repeated violations of the Patron Code of Conduct, patrons will have their library privileges revoked or restricted.

Library Hours

Sun: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mon-Thu:      9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri-Sat: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

 

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Grove City Library

3959 Broadway
Grove City, OH 43123
(614)-875-6716

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Westland Area Library

4740 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43228
(614)-878-1301

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