(Adopted January 1, 2011)
Library patrons are expected to use the library, including its facilities, grounds, resources, and materials in a responsible, appropriate, and courteous manner. Illegal acts or conduct in violation of federal, state, or local laws, ordinances, or regulations are prohibited. Behavior that disturbs or infringes on the rights of other library patrons, staff, or volunteers, or which damages library materials and property is not permitted. This policy applies to patrons of all ages. Actions prohibited include, but are not limited to:
With proper identification, library cards can be issued for any patron who doesn’t already have a card with any other Allegheny County library.
Proper identification for anyone age 18 and over is a photo ID with current address or a check stub, bill, or piece of mail no older than two months. Patrons must complete and sign a library card application.
Children and teens under 18 are required to have a children’s application completed and signed by a parent or guardian. The parent/guardian has the ability to prohibit their child from using the library’s computers by signing the appropriate line on the application. If they do not do so, both the child and the parent/guardian must sign the Rules for Online Safety notification on the reverse of the application. The parent/guardian will present proof of address with the completed application.
If the patron is in the system, but no longer has a card, they may purchase one for $1.00. If the patron has a card, but does not have it with them, they have the option of paying a $0.50 charge to check out items and/or use the computer.
Please consider giving to the Sto-Rox Public Library. A gift given to the library is one that can be enjoyed by the community for years to come.
Monetary gifts to the library will be utilized to purchase materials or equipment, support library programs, or In other ways that the Board deems appropriate. Recognition of these gifts will be at the discretion of the library Board of Trustees.
If monetary gifts are offered with specific restrictions, including endowment funds, Board approval of such restrlctions is required before such monetary gifts are accepted.
Gifts may serve to honor or memorialize a donor, family member, or friend, and at the same time will contribute to the cultural enrichment of the community.
The library welcomes sponsorship of programs, projects and events from individuals and groups including, but not limited to, businesses and service organizations. Sponsorships must be approved by the library Board.
The Sto-Rox Public Library will accept donations of used books, audio books, music CDs, DVDs, puzzles and games on a case-by-case basis -depending on available space.
Items not retained for the collection may be sold as part of the Library Book Sale. Material is evaluated based upon the library’s collection development standards. Selection decisions for donated material are at the discretion of the library staff only.
Once donated items are received by the library, they become the property of the library and cannot be returned, regardless of collection decisions. The library will NOT accept the following donations:
Library staff will provide a signed and dated receipt for tax purposes; however, the library is prohibited from placing a monetary value on any donated material.
Sto-Rox library encourages visits by young children, and it is the desire of the library to provide enjoyable experiences for all children. However, the care, safety and behavior of children using the library is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.
An unattended child is defined as:
The library acknowledges that the maturity of children at different ages varies. These rules are subject to the discretion of library staff, who may apply these rules to children other than the ages stated below, if they deem it necessary.