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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ for Kirk Library patrons.

Library Etiquette

May I eat in the library?

Food and drink may be consumed in the study areas of the library, provided that there is no damage to library materials, furniture, or equipment. Patrons who consume food or beverages in the library are expected to be responsible and clean up after themselves. Food consumption should not disrupt the activities of other library users or library staff. Patrons with messy, smelly, or greasy foods will be asked to take them out of the library. 

Food and drinks are not permitted in public computer workstations and the book stacks. 

Use of tobacco products are not permitted within the Kirk Library.

 

May I have a drink in the library?

Covered beverage containers are recommended, such as cups with lids and bottled water. As with food, patrons  with beverages in the library are expected to be responsible and clean up after themselves. 

Food and drinks are not permitted in public computer workstations and the book stacks. 

Alcohol is not permitted within the Kirk Library.

 

May I listen to music? What if I have to do video/audio research for a class?

Please no audio that can be heard beyond your own ears. Lucky for you, if you forget or do not own your own ear buds, air pods, or headphones, we offer headphones for use. You are welcome to check them out from the circulation desk. Headphones are for library use only and must be returned upon your exit from the library area.

 

May I bring my kids with me to the library?

Yes, you may, but please remember: this is a public institution, and people from all walks of life have free access to our facility. It is your responsibility to keep your children supervised while they are here. Also, for those with young kids, we have a play corner in our group study roomTime in the room can be scheduled at the circulation desk, and you are welcome to call ahead 360-623-8956 about whether the room is available.

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