Tutoring Policy


The Library premises are available for the
use of members of the public to meet their needs in accessing information and
for quiet enjoyment of library materials and equipment. As part of its
educational mission, the library permits tutoring on the premises in accordance
with this policy.

Library does not sponsor, recommend, or assume liability or responsibility for
the work and/or activities of tutors who use available library space. All
arrangements must be made between the tutor, student and parents.

are expected to observe the following guidelines when tutoring in the library:

  • Library staff is
    happy to assist tutors and their students, just as they assist any patron of
    the Library. However, the Library staff must be available to all people who
    come into the Library for help and should not be relied upon to deliver
    messages, or to find a tutor.
  • Tutors are
    responsible for the behavior of the student during the session. It is preferred
    that the parent remain in the Library while a child under the age of 12 is
    being tutored. The Library assumes no responsibility for children left
    unattended. The Library’s Expected Behavior Policy applies to everyone.
  • Library space is
    not to be used as a classroom or place of business for tutors to work from but
    as a safe and quiet workspace for students to receive instruction. Tutor
    belongings or use of space should not interfere with easy access through the
    library by other library users.
  • The Adult Reading
    Area is a quiet area and should not be used for tutoring sessions. Teen
    Crossings should not be used by tutors during after-school hours, as it is a
    space reserved for teen study and soft conversations. Any for-profit person or
    group who would like to use the meeting rooms, will be charged the
    applicable fee for businesses.
  • Conversations or
    instruction should not be loud enough to distract other library users.
  • Cell phone use is
    restricted to the lobbies and vestibules. Library phones may not be used to
    schedule and reschedule sessions. There is a courtesy phone available in both
  • Tables can
    neither be reserved, nor can the expectation be made that others will be asked
    to move to accommodate a tutoring session.
  • Tutors and
    students must bring their own supplies.

Approved September 20, 2010      

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