Code of Conduct

The mission of the Stratford Library is to empower and enrich our diverse community by providing access to innovative services, information, and ideas.

All patrons are expected to exercise good judgment and practice common courtesy.

Effective 7/26/20, this Code of Conduct is in place due to the pandemic brought about by COVID19.

CAPACITY:  There is a limit to the number of people allowed to enter the building, based on current State of Connecticut and Town of Stratford Health Department recommendations.

SOCIAL DISTANCING:  Maintain a distance of 6’ between yourself and other people.  Signs and marks are in place throughout the building to help you comply.

TIME LIMIT:  If you have been in the Library  for an hour or longer, you may be asked to leave so that others may enter.

PUBLIC SEATING is not available at this time. Sitting on the floor is not permitted.

QUIET:  Intermittent conversation, at a low level, is permitted but must not disturb others.

SOCIALIZING should be kept to a minimum.  You may be asked to leave if you are socializing.

CELL PHONE conversations must be taken outside.

ATTIRE:  Proper attire, including shoes and shirts, is required.

SAFETY:  The Library does not permit articles which represent a safety or fire hazard.  Bicycles, skateboards and similar vehicles are not permitted in the building. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult, as per state law.

PACKAGES:  The Library reserves the right to open and inspect any packages, briefcases, etc. at any time while on the premises.

The following are prohibited:

  • Roaming, running, disturbing others & unnecessary use of elevators.
  • Smoking (including e-cigarettes), beverages without lids and foods with strong odors.
  • Soliciting.
  • Pets (except service animals).
  • Littering or defacing of property.
  • Disorderly actions, which include but is not limited to drunkenness, and which
    interfere with the functioning and/or purpose of the Library.
  • Verbal or physical abuse toward any individual(s).
  • Skateboarding, bicycling, rollerblading and roller-skating, especially at entryways.
  • Loitering.

Failure to comply with a reasonable, official request to follow this Code of Conduct
constitutes a   violation.  Individuals who have been asked to comply and fail to do so will be asked to leave the premises.  If necessary, the Stratford Police will be called to
enforce the Code of Conduct.

Violation of the Code of Conduct may result in suspension of library privileges.


Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm-5pm