Suspension of Library Privileges Policy
Suspension or limitations of Library privileges of patrons may occur for the following reasons:
Violation of the provisions of the Policy on Patron Conduct.
Excessive fines, or lost or damaged items on a patron's record in excess of the blocking
threshold decided by the Dover Library Board of Trustees.
The nature of the limitation or suspension of Library privileges may include:
Loss of borrowing rights.
Prohibition from using items of equipment if such equipment was being abused.
Removal from the Library premises if the person involved engages in behavior, which
damages Library property, intimidates or threatens other patrons or staff, or refuses to act in accordance with the other provisions of the Policy on Patron Conduct.
Staff members may in the furtherance of that policy:
Ask patrons to cease engaging in a prohibited behavior.
If the offending patron does not cease, they may be required to leave the Library building
If the offending patron refuses to leave the Library premises, the Police may be called to
A log may be kept of all violations in consideration of future suspension of privileges.
Information will include date, time, name of person, nature of offense, and resolution of the matter.