Because the Library functions under U.S. law as a limited public forum, and as a public place is open to all who would visit and make use of it, it is necessary that it establish rules (Code of Conduct Policy) that govern proper and reasonable use and behavior, and to balance the rights of the users against those of the individual user. (Spanish version)
Included in the Code of Conduct policy is a link to the Unattended Child Policy. (Spanish version)
The Collection Development Policy is established by the Library Board of Control to further public understanding of the purpose and nature of the library’s collection and to provide guidance and direction to the library staff for the development and maintenance of the Library’s collection. Included is a link to the Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials form.
The Computer Assistance Policy defines the level of assistance library staff can give patrons in using the public computers. This policy further protects patron privacy and disclaims library liability. We offer FREE classes too.
Using the Internet or other electronic resources
The Electronic Use Policy lists the library’s internet usage policy and acceptable/unacceptable uses of electronic resources. Find additional information regarding WiFi in the library. (Spanish version)
Using Meeting Rooms
The Meeting Room policy details rules and guidelines for using meeting rooms.
Guidelines for Social Media (Facebook, Twitter....)
Library social software is intended to create a welcoming and inviting online space where library users will find useful and entertaining information and can interact with library staff and other library users. Posting guidelines are detailed in the Social Software Policy for CPPL Users.
Sex Offenders and the Library
Use of the Library by Sex Offenders
This policy is to comply with Louisiana Revised Statute 14:91.2 (amended by Act 693), which became effective January 1, 2013 and bans sex offenders who have been convicted of sex offenses against persons under 13 from visiting or loitering within 1,000 feet of any public library in Louisiana, including all branches of the Calcasieu Parish Public Library (CPPL).
- Time, Manner and Place Restrictions: Sex offenders may ONLY be on CPPL property Tuesday and Friday during the first hour of library operation. Sex offenders are NOT allowed in any children’s area or teen area of any branch of CPPL.
- Violations: Violations of this policy will be reported immediately to law enforcement, and violators will lose all library privileges.
Adopted November 15, 2012 by the Calcasieu Parish Public Library Board of Control.
Smoking on library property
Pursuant to CPPL Policy 5.15 Smoking, smoking and the use of all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), is not permitted on Library property. This includes all library buildings and grounds.
Fight Fraud, Waste and Abuse
Contact the Louisiana Legislative Auditor (LLA) Hotline if you suspect the misappropriation (theft), fraud, waste, or abuse of public funds by anyone.