6.6 PESTS

It is the responsibility of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library to maintain a healthy and clean environment for all library patrons and to protect taxpayers’ investment in library collections, equipment, and property. In order to fulfill this responsibility BLRL may restrict a patron’s ability to borrow physical materials and/or visit library facilities when such use may jeopardize the health and safety of library facilities, collections, and patrons.


An example of a situation where borrowing of physical materials may be suspended includes, but is not limited to:

· Evidence that items on loan to a patron may have been returned with insects that are known to be damaging to library materials, or that can result in pest infestations in library facilities, for example roaches, silverfish, bed bugs, and some types of beetles.


Examples of situations where access to library facilities may be suspended include, but are not limited to:

· Patrons or patron possessions with fleas, lice, or bed bugs.

· Patrons with clothing stained with urine or feces.