Patron Code of Conduct

These rules are from the City of Eugene Administrative Order #57-14-01-F.


The Code of Conduct’s purpose:

  • 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

The Code applies to all three Library locations (Downtown, Bethel, Sheldon) including the sidewalk and other areas surrounding the Library.


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


Please Remember:

  • Beverages with lids are acceptable inside the Library.
  • Children under the age of 10 must be supervised or attended by a responsible adult at all times.
  • Consuming food inside the Library is not allowed.
  • Consumption of alcohol or controlled substances is not allowed in the Library.
  • 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.

Map of the Downtown library grounds