Lansdale Public Library Policies

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Library rules

  • Please be respectful of others.
  • Be courteous: No cell phone use inside the library
  • Please leave bikes outside.
  • No loitering or sleeping anywhere in the library.
  • Parents/guardians may not leave children under 10 unattended.
  • No harassing or annoying other patrons (includes, but is not limited to: spinning on chairs, throwing paper, talking loudly & running)

Materials borrowing policy

  • A maximum of 12 items may be checked out at a time.
  • A maximum of 4 videos and 4 audiobooks may be checked out at a time.
  • Books and audiobooks are checked out for 2 weeks.
  • Videos and DVDs are checked out for 1 week.
  • The newest fiction books, Rental books, are checked out for $ .50 for one week.

Accumulating fees

Patron accounts (material borrowing and computer use) will be blocked if:
  • The patron reaches the maximum fine for overdue materials.
  • The patron has an outstanding fine for lost or damaged materials.
Accounts will be unblocked when the fine is paid.

If the patron does not respond to the overdue notices, phone calls, or the final bill, a civil complaint will be filed with the local magistrate.

Renewal policy

  • Each item may be renewed twice.
  • Items with rental fees can be renewed without incurring additional fees.
  • If a hold has been placed on an item, it cannot be renewed.
Materials may be renewed online, by telephone, or in person at the library.

Internet/Computer rules and use

Library computer rules

  • One computer per library card
  • No using another patron's login information
  • Maximum of people to a computer: 2
  • Maximum use: 1 hour when patrons are waiting
  • No installing software
  • No downloading or storing files
  • No disk drive usage
  • No pornographic images or text may be viewed
  • Children under age 13 may not use computers without parent or guardian
Library privileges may be suspended for violations of these rules.
Lynn Janoff
Lynn Janoff

Lynn Janoff Community Room

Members of the public and local groups are welcome to inquire about scheduling this room by calling Pat Lamb at 215-855-3228 ext. 304. To reserve the room, fill out an application. There is no charge for nonprofit groups; for-profit organizations are charged $ 50.00.

Community Room Features

  • Dimensions: 21x39 feet
  • T-coil enabled for the hard of hearing
  • Maximum capacity: 50

Community Room Rules

  • Groups are approved at the discretion of the library director and board of directors of the library.
  • Solicitation is not allowed.
  • The organization must supply the library with promotional materials about their organization, if possible.
  • A Certificate of Insurance should be provided by all corporations and incorporated nonprofit groups.
  • The users must clean the room after the meeting. Garbage must be thrown away and tables and floors cleaned (if need be). Furniture does not have to be moved back to its original position.
  • Light refreshments may be served.
  • Cancellation by the library: The library reserves the right to cancel meetings/events. The user will be notified as soon as possible and will be able to reschedule.
  • Cancellation by users: The library must be notified 24 hours before the meeting or those reserving the room will not be allowed to book it again.

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