The Library values the diversity of its unique community.  Springfield citizens vary in economic, racial, ethnic, religious, and educational backgrounds.  The Library seeks to offer itself as an information access point, community center, and meeting space for community organizations, activities, issues and services.  The Library welcomes everyone in the community to use and enjoy its facilities and services.


  • To protect the rights and safety of Library patrons
  • To protect the rights and safety of staff members
  • To preserve and protect the Library’s materials, facilities and property

Someone who violates these rules may be asked to leave the Library and not allowed to return to the Library premises or use online resources for a period of time.

Please Remember:

  • Beverages with lids are acceptable inside the Library.
  • Children under the age of 6 must be supervised or attended by a responsible adult at all times. Children under 10 may not be left in the library alone. Please see the Unattended Children Policy for more information.
  • Consuming food inside the Library is not allowed.
  • Consumption of alcohol or controlled substances is not allowed in the Library.
  • Use of tobacco products is not allowed inside the library or within 10 feet of the doors of City Hall.
  • Disruptive behavior that interferes with others' use of the Library or Library operations is not allowed.
  • Shirts and shoes are required in the Library.
  • Sleeping is not allowed in the Library.
  • The only animals allowed in the Library are service animals.
  • The volume of personal electronic equipment such as cell phones and laptops should be low enough not to disturb others.
  • No bikes are allowed in the library. The use of other wheeled sports equipment is prohibited inside the library.


Complete Patron Code of Conduct Policy

Updated May 2016


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