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Library Behavior Policy

To provide a safe and welcoming environment for all customers, the following activities are prohibited:

  • Consuming food or alcoholic beverages in the building.
  • Bringing into the building bed rolls, backpacks or suitcases that do not fit on or under a chair.
  • Entering the building without shoes and a shirt.
  • Committing or attempting to commit an activity that violates a federal, state or local statute or ordinance.

Violations of the Fort Worth City Code:

  • Smoking or any other use of tobacco.
  • Damaging or destroying city property.
  • Panhandling, soliciting, loitering or sleeping.

Violations of the Texas Penal Code:

  • Displaying or distributing obscene material or images.
  • Failing to properly supervise children.
  • Using loud, abusive, threatening or insulting language, or behaving inappropriately.

Violations of the Code of Federal Regulations:

  • Bringing pets into the library, with the exception of licensed service animals.

Persons violating these policies may be asked to leave the library and/or have their privileges revoked.

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