Drugs and Alcohol Policy

Library Board approved July 16, 2002.

The illicit manufacture, use, possession, or distribution of controlled substances, look-alike drugs, drug paraphernalia, and the manufacture, use, possession, or distribution of alcoholic beverages, marijuana, and its derivatives as defined by Illinois and Federal statute, at any time, is not permitted at any library location except that with the specific explicit permission of the Board of Library Trustees alcohol may be served at library sponsored events.

“Library location” means in any library building, on any library premises, in any library-owned vehicle, or at any library-sponsored activity where patrons or employees are engaged in activities under the jurisdiction of the Library.

A patron who violates the terms of this policy may be expelled from the library location involved or any library location at the discretion of the Library, and use privileges may be suspended for a specified period of time.  The Library may, in its discretion, refer incidents to appropriate legal authority for prosecution when this policy is violated.

A notice of this policy shall be publicly posted.

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