Library Policies


Patron Responsibilities & Conduct

The Town Hall Library has an obligation to its patrons to maintain an atmosphere conducive to reading, study, research, and the pursuit of life-long learning opportunities. Library patrons are expected to use the library, including its facilities, grounds, resources and materials, in a responsible, appropriate, and courteous manner. It is a patron's responsibility to maintain necessary and proper standards of behavior in order to protect the rights and privileges of other patrons. If a patron creates a public nuisance, the patron may be restricted from the library and from the use of the library facilities. Those who are unwilling to leave or do not leave within a reasonable amount of time after being instructed to do so by the staff will be subject to the law. Failure to comply with this policy may result in the loss of library use privileges.

 

Mission

The mission of the Town Hall Library is to offer all people a welcoming, accessible and attractive gathering place conducive to learning, research, enlightenment and enjoyment. Through innovative programming, relevant collections and responsive services, the Town Hall Library aspires to be an information-based community center which supports lifelong learning and the joy of reading.

 

10 Simple Rules of the Town Hall Library

 

 1.  All borrowers must be registered with a Waukesha County system library card and are expected to bring the card with them to the library for computer and borrowing use. Borrowers may receive one replacement card at no cost; a $1 charge for replacements thereafter. 
  2.  Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible person.
  3.  Borrowers are expected to return library items on time.*
  4.  Lost and damaged materials will be billed to the borrower at replacement cost. No replacement items are accepted/no refunds. (Borrower may keep the item for which they have paid.)
  5.  Disruptive and inappropriate behavior is not allowed.
  6.  Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times.
  7.  No smoking, chewing tobacco or alcoholic beverages allowed.
  8.  Animals are not permitted except those used to aid persons with disabilities or as part of our programming.
  9.  Food and beverages with covers allowed only at tables and seating areas, not near library materials or at the public computers.
 10.  Public computers available for use by library card holders in good standing. Computer use is available in 30 minute increments and limited to 120 minutes per day. A parent or guardian must co-sign the Internet Use Agreement for anyone under the age of 14 years of age. Staff is available to give general assistance only.

*(DVD/Bluray=1 week; all other library items=3weeks; 2 renewals allowed, with some exceptions.)

 

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