Library Policies

Policy on the Distribution of Informational Materials And the Use of Public Bulletin Boards and Spaces

The Wayne Public Library maintains public bulletin boards and spaces for the distribution of informational materials in the main library and the Preakness Branch. These spaces are intended to further the Library’s Mission by facilitating the exchange of diverse information and ideas.

Library bulletin boards and spaces for material distribution will be used to display and distribute information about the library and library sponsored programs and exhibits. Information from other Township departments, Wayne schools, State of New Jersey, Federal Government, Wayne Non-Profit organizations and PalsPlus Libraries will be given priority in that order.

Any other available space at the discretion of the Assistant Director, may be made available for use by the public on equal terms, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting use.

The terms for public use of bulletin boards and spaces for distribution of materials are:

The space is available to organizations and individuals engaged in non-profit educational, cultural, intellectual and charitable activities.

To insure equitable access to the spaces for the entire community, the size may not exceed 11" X 17" and will be posted for no longer than 30 days or in the event of multiple dates until one day past the last event.

Individuals or groups wishing to distribute material in the library must do so from a space designated by the library and the space must be supervised at all times.

An application must be submitted in advance of the date of distribution and approved by the Director before distribution is allowed.

All material for distribution must be placed in library designated display areas. Additional tables or outside furniture may not be used for distribution of materials.

The library reserves the right to remove time-dated materials, older material so new material may be posted or materials which do not comply with guidelines established by the Director.

The library takes no responsibility for notifying users of the space when the supply of materials to be distributed is exhausted.

The provision of this space for public use does not constitute library endorsement of the contents of notices or literature being distributed or of the beliefs of organizations or individuals using the space.

Notices being posted and literature being distributed will clearly identify the person or organization responsible for the contents.

The library retains the right to deny the space to any notices or material that do not comply with these terms. Violations of these terms may result in denial of future access to the space.

The Director is responsible for the administration of this policy and for establishing administrative procedures for its implementation.

Approved by the Wayne Public Library Board
October 9, 2012


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By using this web site, you are accepting the policies and practices described in this notice. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these terms at anytime. Please check these terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes. Unless otherwise indicated, the materials displayed on our sites and individual web pages are the property of Wayne Public Library and are therefore protected by United States and international copyright laws. This includes, but is not limited to, the compilation, selection, arrangement and presentation of all materials (including information in the public domain), the overall design of our sites and the computer programs that create the web page displays.

Any visitor to our site is hereby granted permission to access and print materials for personal, non-commercial purposes only. Any other copying, distribution, modification, transmission or dissemination of the materials displayed by means now known or hereafter developed, is strictly prohibited without the express prior written permission of Wayne Public Library.
 
 
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LINKS TO EXTERNAL SITES
Please exercise discretion when browsing the Internet. You should be aware that when you are on our web site, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. These other sites ("External Sites") may send their own "cookies" to users, collect data, solicit personal information, or contain information that you may find inappropriate or offensive.

We make no representations concerning the content of the sites listed in any of our directories. Consequently, we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, relevancy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in sites that are liked to our Site.

Consequently, as a visitor to our sites, you agree and acknowledge that Wayne Public Library:
(i) has provided these links to External Sites for your convenience only;
(ii) has no control over these External Sites;
(iii) is not responsible for the availability of these External Sites; and
(iv) does not endorse nor is responsible or liable for any content, advertisements, products, or other materials on or made available from these External Sites.
Further, you also acknowledge that Wayne Public Library shall not be responsible or liable, either directly or indirectly, for any error, damage or loss caused by, or in connection with, use of, or reliance on, any content, goods, or services available on or through these External Sites.

Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online, for example, via message boards or chat rooms, that information can be collected and used by people you don't know.

INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The visitors and users of these web site agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the members of Wayne Public Library, its officers, employees, agents, successors and assignees (the "Indemnified Parties") from and against any and all liabilities, claims, demands, actions, damages, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees), regardless of outcome, caused by, arising out of, or otherwise sustained as the result of the use of these sites and the Library's technology.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE WAYNE TOWNSHIP WEB SITES, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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THE MATERIALS IN WAYNE PUBLIC LIBRARY'S WEB SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE SUCH MATERIALS AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE DO NOT WARRANT, OF MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN THIS WEB SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR ACCURACY, CORRECTNESS, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

We explicitly disclaim any responsibility for the accuracy, content, or availability of information found on sites that link to or from Wayne Public Library site. We cannot ensure that you will be satisfied with any products or services that you purchase from a third party site that links to or from this web purchase from a third party site that links to or from this web site, or third party content on our site. We do not endorse any merchandise, nor have we taken any steps to confirm the accuracy, or reliability of, any of the information contained in such third party sites or content. We do not make representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including, without limitation, credits cards and other personal information) you might be requested to give any third party, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to such sites and third party content. We strongly encourage you to make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transactions with any of these third parties.

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT COMPLAINTS
Wayne Public Library hereby affirms that respect for personal property, whether tangible or intangible, is vital to maintaining a stable learning and work environment. To that end, if you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow the instruction provided under the CONTACT INFORMATION Section and provide Wayne Public Library's Technology Director with the written information specified:
(i) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the Copyright owner;
(ii) a description of the copyrighted work allegedly infringed upon;
(iii) a description of where the alleged infringing material is located on Wayne Public Library's web site;
(iv) your e-mail and postal address, as well as your telephone number;
(v) a statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the use of the alleged infringing material is unauthorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
(vi) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are either the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

CONTACT INFORMATION
If you wish to contact Wayne Public Library to request permission to use any materials you may send e-mail by using the link on our menu or a letter delivered by first class U.S. Mail, postage prepaid to the following addresses:
Wayne Public Library 461 Valley Road Wayne, New Jersey 07470
 
Document Scanning & Fax Station Policy
The Main Library provides the public with a document scanning station for their use at no charge.
 
This station is intended to be self-serve and the staff will provide general asistance as needed but it is not the responsibility of the staff to scan and/or fax items for the public.

This station will allow patrons to scan an item than can be saved to a flash drive-patron must provide their own flash drive or purchase one for $5.00 from the Reference Staff, emailed or faxed.

There is a $1.00 charge to fax each page.
Note: Faxes can only be sent to numbers in the United States.

Approved: Wayne Public Library Board of Trustees October 8, 2013

 
Wayne Public Library Internet Policy
The Wayne Public Library endeavors to provide collections, resources and services that meet the cultural, informational, educational and recreational needs of the community. In support of this mission, the library is pleased to offer access to the wealth of material available on the Internet, a global resource of recorded thought and information.

The Library endorses the American Library Association Library Bill of Rights, and under those guidelines all library users are provided equal access to resources. Since the Internet is an unregulated medium, it enables access to some material that may be offensive, disturbing and/or illegal, as well as materials that are personally, professionally, and culturally enriching to individuals of all ages. Although the library will make every effort to guide users to sources on the Internet, which enhance the library's collection, it is not possible to apply the same selection criteria, which are used for other materials. As with other library materials, the parents or legal guardians, not the library staff, are responsible for the information selected or used by their children.

The Wayne Public Library does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. Each individual user must accept responsibility for determining content. The Library, recognizing that individuals might wish to limit their Internet access, will make available technology that may provide various levels of filtering on the Internet. It is up to the individual or the parent/guardian to determine the use of filtering. No filtering technology is fool proof and does not guarantee protection to the user from material that may be offensive, disturbing and/or illegal.

Viewing of certain materials in the public library may be considered improper in time, place or manner. The library reserves the right to end an Internet session at any time. Internet use will be managed in a manner consistent with the Red Arrow indicates a link to information.Library's Code of Conduct, which have been adopted and are posted in the Library. Failure to use the Internet stations appropriately and responsibly may result in revocation of Internet use privileges, Library privileges and/or criminal prosecution.

Users may not:
a. Use the workstations to gain unauthorized access to the Library's network or computer systems or to any other network or computer system.
b. Obstruct other people's work by consuming large amounts of system resources or by deliberately crashing any Library computer system.
c. Make any attempt to damage computer equipment or software.
d. Make any attempt to alter software configurations or install any software.
e. Make any attempt to cause degradation of system performance.
f. Violate copyright laws or software licensing agreements.
g. Engage in any activity that is disruptive to other Library users.
h. Violate Federal, State or local laws or regulations.

Approved by the Wayne Public Library Board October 9, 2012
 
Wayne Public Library Exhibit Space Policy
The Wayne Public Library maintains exhibit spaces in the main library and the Preakness Branch. Exhibit spaces include exhibit cases, wall space equipped for gallery display or other spaces designated for exhibit display. These spaces are intended to further the Library's Mission by facilitating the exchange of diverse information and ideas. Library exhibit spaces may be used for exhibits or displays prepared by the library, the Friends of the Library or other organizations affiliated with the library. When the space is not being used by the library or library-related organizations, the space will be available to the public on equal terms, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting use.
The terms for public use of exhibit spaces are:
  • Exhibits spaces are available to organizations and individuals from both inside and outside the Wayne community. Priority will be given to educational, cultural, artistic, intellectual and charitable activities that will enrich the lives of the people of Wayne.
  • A Request to Display Materials must be submitted by the group or individual wishing to display. Samples of work may also be required before the request is approved.
  • No display is confirmed without the approval of the Director. Controversial work will not be excluded because of subject matter, however a community standard may be applied because of the diverse age range of the community served by the library.
  • The space is not intended for on-going exhibits. Scheduling will be limited as necessary to insure equitable access to the space for the entire community.
  • The library will provide some components for the hanging of art work or the display of other items. However, the group or individual is responsible for hanging or setting up the display within the limitations established by the library.
  • Users assume responsibility for any damage to library property resulting from their use of library facilities. The Library may assess charges for damage.
  • The library does not assume responsibility or liability for materials exhibited in library facilities.
  • The provision of exhibit spaces for public use does not constitute library endorsement of the beliefs or viewpoints of topics advocated by exhibits or the individuals or groups responsible for an exhibit.
  • The exhibit will include a clearly visible sign identifying the individual or group responsible for the exhibit.
  • Exhibits will not be publicized in a manner which suggest library sponsorship or affiliation.
  • No products including art work may be advertised, solicited or sold in library on library property. Art work may not be priced while displayed. Items sold during their exhibit may not be removed from the exhibit before the exhibitor's closing date unless a replacement acceptable to the library is provided.
  • Users assume responsibility for removing the exhibit at the time and in the manner specified when they schedule the exhibit.
  • The library reserves the right to cancel a reservation for exhibit space if the space is required for use by the library or library-related organizations.
  • The library retains the right to deny the space to any user whose planned use of the space does not comply with these terms.
  • Violation of these terms may result in denial of future access to the space.
  • The Director is responsible for the implementation of this policy and for establishing administrative procedures for its implementation.
Approved by the Wayne Public Library Board October 9, 2012
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Library Code of Conduct Policy
The library offers a welcoming and comfortable environment for everyone. The Board of Trustees has established the Library Code of Conduct to protect the right of library patrons and staff to enjoy a safe space conducive to the effective use of Library facilities, materials, resources and services. These rules are posted for the comfort and protection of all.
Instances of irresponsible use of the Library and grounds and supporting examples include but are not limited to:
  • Any illegal activity including stealing, damaging, or altering any Library property
    • Examples: Altering or damaging setup of computer equipment or software; writing in or damaging Library materials; damaging or using furniture in any manner for which it was not intended
  • Disruptive, drunken, or threatening behavior that may jeopardize the personal safety of patrons, staff or facilities
    • Examples: Cursing; making obscene gestures; threatening the personal safety of patrons or staff; transmitting threatening, or abusive language or images, chronic sleeping; any conduct that alarms, or harasses another patron or staff; any adult unaccompanied by a child in the Children's area who is not engaged in library activity
  • Acts of sexual misconduct or stalking
    • Examples: Indecent exposure; offensive touching; sexual harassment; displaying pornography; stalking or staring; any conduct that alarms, annoys or harasses another patron or staff
  • Unacceptable personal hygiene
    • Examples: Body odor; not appropriately clothed (shirt and shoes must be worn)
  • Possession of a weapon or exhibiting any item in a threatening manner
    • Examples: Carrying guns, knives, or any weapons, except as permitted by law Consumption of alcohol, intoxicants, or tobacco Bringing animals into the building except properly identified service animals, or animals used in library programs
    • Examples: Consuming drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products inside the Library, including entryways and restrooms, and on the library grounds,
  • Soliciting money, donations, signatures, or other activities that request assistance from the public
  • Entering before or after open hours; using the library when banned
  • Photographing other users of the library without their permission and permission of the library staff
  • Performing any illegal act or conduct in violation of federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation
We expect our patrons to:
  • Check out all library materials using a valid library card before removing them from the building
  • Use library parking areas, sidewalks and lawns properly and safely. Vehicles parked improperly are subject to being towed at owner's expense.
  • Promptly leave the building at closing time or in an emergency
  • Attend to personal belongings. The library is not responsible for personal belongings left in or on library property.
  • Adhere to all established library policies with specific attention to the Unattended and Disruptive Children Policy and the Acceptable Internet Use Policy
The Code of Conduct will be enforced by staff and/or local law enforcement. Patron identification, including name, address, and telephone number may be requested. Any patron not abiding by the policies of the library will be required to leave the library premises and may forfeit their library privileges. Any patron may appeal to the Library Board of Trustees in respect to any action taken under this Code of Conduct. Actions that violate local, state or federal law will be prosecuted.
Violators of the Code of Conduct will be subject to the following penalties:
  • For first infractions, violators will be asked to stop such actions. If they do not desist, they will be required to leave the library for the remainder of the day.
  • For repeat offenses, the Library Director or designee may withdraw library privileges for up to 30 days.
  • On a case-by-case basis because of the serious or repeated nature of the offense, the Library Board may extend the loss of library privileges to 90 days.
  • The police will be called in the case of illegal activity or when the safety of the staff or patrons is a concern.
Approved by the Wayne Public Library Board October 9, 2012

 
Quiet Study Rooms Policy
The Wayne Public Library maintains two quiet study rooms at the Main Library for the use by the public on a first come first serve basis.
  • The Fred Meyers Quiet Study Room can either be used by an individual or a study group that does not exceed the available seating.
  • The large study room is for use by individuals that need either a quiet study carrel area or a large table to work at. The maximum number of individual users in the large study room cannot exceed the available seating.
Persons wishing to use a quiet study room are required to sign in at the Reference Desk. The Reference staff will then unlock the door. When a patron is finished with the study room they need to sign out at the Reference Desk.
Both quiet study rooms are Wi-Fi enabled.
 
Transparent Language (USB) Kits - Circulation Policy
Transparent Language (USB) Kits may only be checked out by Wayne Residents who are 18 years of age or older and have an eligible Wayne Library Card.
  • Transparent Language (USB) Kits are to be checked out at and returned to the Main Library Circulation Desk in person.
  • The loan period for the Transparent Language (USB) is 21 days. Only 1 renewal is permitted.
  • Only Wayne Residents who have an eligible Wayne Library Card can place holds on the Transparent Language (USB) Kits
  • The overdue fee is $1.00 per day after the 3 week loan period. There is no deposit or user fee required.
  • The Transparent Language (USB) Kits may not be placed in the book drop or returned to the Preakness Branch.
  • All items included in the language sets must be returned at check-in. The price of any missing items will be charged to the patron record.
  • If the language USB is lost or damaged, the patron will be responsible for the $25.00 processing fee plus the cost of the language set: $320.00

Approved February 2008

WIFI
Wi-Fi Zone
Wayne Township and the Wayne Public Library provide free wireless Internet hotspots in various locations throughout the Township.
Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) lets you access the Internet without cables or wires. With a wireless networking card in your privately owned Laptop, PDA or any Wi-Fi enabled device, you can go online from various locations inside Town Hall, the Roe Pool Recreation Facility and the Main & Preakness Branch Libraries. We support IEEE 802.11g, 802.11a (54 Mbps data rate) and 802.11b (11 Mbps data rate) connections.

As the configuration of each manufacturer's device is unique, please refer to your documentation for connection instructions. Wayne Staff cannot be responsible for assisting you in making changes to your devices.

SECURITY WARNING AND DISCLAIMER

WARNING: This free service is an open network provided for your convenience and its use is at your own risk. It is available to the general public, and is NOT INHERENTLY SECURE.
The providers cannot and do not guarantee the privacy of your data and communication while using the service.
There are potentially serious security issues with any computer connected to the Internet without the appropriate protection, ranging from viruses, worms and other programs that can damage the user's computer, to attacks on the computer by unauthorized or unwanted third parties. By using this service, you acknowledge and knowingly accept the potentially serious risks of accessing the Internet over an unsecured network. It is recommended that users take steps to protect their own computer system, such as installing current anti-virus software and maintaining appropriate firewall protection. For further information on how to protect yourself on this open network, consult a security professional.

You acknowledge and agree that YOUR USE OF THIS SERVICE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
By using the Service, you also agree to all terms set forth in the following Disclaimer.
Disclaimer

I. Service provided "AS IS". This Service provides access to the Internet on an "as is" basis with all risks inherent in such access. The providers of the Service make no warranty that the Service or that any information, software, or other material accessible on the Service is free of viruses, worms, trojan horses or other harmful components. By connecting, the user acknowledges and accepts the risks associated with public access to the Internet and public use of an unsecured wireless network.

II. Service provided "AS AVAILABLE". The Service is provided on an "as available" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, that the Service will be uninterrupted or error-free, including but not limited to vagaries of weather, disruption of service, acts of God, warranties of title, noninfringement, NOR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. No advice or information given by the providers, affiliates, or contractors of the service or their respective employees shall create such a warranty.

III. Indemnity. Under no circumstances shall the providers of the Service, or affiliates, agents, or contractors thereof, be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages that result in any way from user's use of or inability to use the Service or to access the Internet or any part thereof, or user's reliance on or use of information, services or merchandise provided on or through the Service, or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, errors, defects, delays in operation, or transmission, or any failure of performance. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the providers of the Service, including affiliates, agents, and contractors thereof, from any claim, liability, loss, damage, cost, or expense (including without limitation reasonable attorney's fees) arising out of or related to your use of the Service, any materials downloaded or uploaded through the Service, any actions taken by you in connection with your use of the Service, any violation of any third party's rights or an violation of law or regulation, or any breach of this agreement.