Patron Responsibilities

The Paris-Bourbon County Library staff is dedicated to providing a secure, friendly, helpful environment where patrons are able to conduct their business and interact in a pleasant manner. Our patrons have a role in this as well. As such, the Library has established the following patron responsibilities:

  • Damaging or tampering with Library property is not permitted.
  • Recreational use of skateboards, skates, or bicycles is not permitted.
  • Food and drink are permitted in designated areas only.
  • Use of alcohol or tobacco is not permitted inside the library or within 20 feet of any library entrance.
  • Bathing, shaving, or washing clothes in restrooms is not permitted.
  • Interfering with the access, egress or use of Library facilities is not permitted.
  • Playing of audio equipment without headsets or making unreasonable noise is not permitted.
  • Harassment, disruptive or threatening behavior, and use of abusive or obscene language are not permitted.
  • Sleeping is not permitted.
  • Sexual misconduct is not permitted.
  • Panhandling, distribution, or selling of non-library approved material is not permitted.
  • Offensive or pervasive odor that constitutes a nuisance to other customers or staff is not permitted.
  • Presence of pests on person, belongs or library materials is not permitted.
  • Inappropriate use of the Internet or violation of the Library’s Internet Use Policy is not permitted.
  • Threateningly brandishing any item that is deemed to be a weapon is not permitted.
  • Possessing, selling, distributing or consuming any illegal controlled substance in unlawful.
  • Service animals for people with disabilities are welcome. No other animals are permitted.
  • Shoes and shirts are required at all times.
  • The Library does not accept or assume responsibility for personal belongings.
  • The Library does not accept or assume responsibility for unattended children. Police may be notified of unattended children at closing.
  • Bags and briefcases are subject to inspection at exit.

Library staff reserves the right to ask a patron to leave or call the police if these standards are not followed, if any laws are being broken, or if it is perceived that a potentially dangerous situation exists.

We thank you for your cooperation.


701 High Street
Paris, Kentucky 40361
Phone: 859-987-4419
Fax: 859-987-2421