845-294-6606 - FAX 845-294-7158 203 Main Street Goshen NY 10924

Rules of Conduct

The Library building and services are available to the general public for purposes consistent with the Library’s mission. We request your cooperation with regard to the following rules of conduct which prevail:

  • We respect the rights, opinions and property of all people.

  • Do not engage in unlawful behaviors on library property.

  • Do not obtrude nor interfere with the use of the Library by all people, including Library employees.

  • The reading room is reserved for research, reading, and study. Loud conversation, use of cell phones, audio devices without headphones, smoking, and sleeping are not allowed.

  • Eating and drinking are not allowed at the public computer stations. Patrons will be held responsible for any damage resulting from violating this prohibition.

  • In so far as all materials in the reading room are open to public view, patrons should be aware that viewing adult content images, and graphically violent images is inappropriate behavior and if, within the proximity of minors, will be treated as endangering the welfare of children. Viewing images of criminal sexual activity is illegal and prohibited.

  • All library equipment is operated in accordance with established posted policies.

  • A pay telephone is available for public use.

  • Library materials must be properly signed out before being removed from the building.

  • Soliciting, selling and petitioning unrelated to library programs and business are not permitted on library property.

  • Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times.

  • Pets, except guide dogs, will remain outside the building.

  • Bicycles, baby carriages and large strollers must be left outside the building.

  • The Library is not responsible for children left unattended.

  • The picture book room is equipped with puzzles and stuffed toys for the entertainment of young children while their care givers select library materials in the picture book area.

  • Library staff is responsible for assisting customers with their information needs. Care givers are responsible for the safety and conduct of children in their care while in the Library or on its grounds. Children must not play on the stairs, run, crawl, pound on the computer keyboards, or move library materials from one shelf to another.

  • Children under the age of 10 must be supervised by their care giver at all times in the reading and stack areas of the Library, and must not be left in the Library unattended.

  • Preschoolers and elementary school age children enrolled in Library programs must remain in the meeting room until picked up by their care giver.

  • Care givers are expected to be aware of the Library’s hours of operation and to pick up children prior to closing. In the event a child is left at closing, the Goshen Village Police will be contacted to provide supervision for the child. Children expected to call home from the Library should be provided with 35 cents for use of the pay phone.