Cell Phone Use

July 19, 2012

The Saugus Public Library has established this policy to provide for cell phone use while also supporting an environment that promotes reading, library activities and study. Your cooperation is essential in helping us make everyone’s experience at the Saugus Public Library a positive one.

An increasing reliance on cell phones is a reality today; however, the use of cell phones can be disruptive in public places. The Saugus Public Library discourages the use of cell phones in the library because users expect libraries to create an environment conducive to reading, study, and quiet collaboration. All library users and staff are expected to respect those who desire quiet to conduct their library activities. When entering the library, please set cell phones and other electronic devices to silent or vibrate mode. All cell phone usage in the library should be kept to a minimum. If you must be on call, choose a non-sounding setting, or set your ring at the lowest level of sound. Please respect others by keeping conversations brief and at low levels. To minimize noise, consider the option of using text messaging while in the library, instead of conducting phone conversations. Users engaging in disruptive cell phone conversations in public and staff areas will be asked by library staff to move either to the Taylor Street vestibule or outside.

If you feel that another patron is inappropriate and/or disruptive please report this to the library staff.

Approved by
The Board of Library Trustees
July 19, 2012.