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Bedford Branch Library (734) 847-6747
Blue Bush Branch Library (734) 242-4085
Carleton Branch Library (734) 654-2180
Dorsch Memorial Branch Library (734) 241-7878
Dundee Branch Library (734) 529-3310
Ellis Library & Reference Center (734) 241-5277
Erie Branch Library (734) 848-4420
Frenchtown-Dixie Branch Library (734) 289-1035
Ida Branch Library (734) 269-2191
L.S. Navarre Branch Library (734) 241-5577
Maybee Branch Library (734) 587-3680
Newport Branch Library (734) 586-2117
Rasey Memorial Branch Library (734) 848-4572
Robert A. Vivian Branch Library (734)241-1430
Senior Outreach (734) 241-5770
South Rockwood Branch Library (734) 379-3333
Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library (734) 279-1025
Bedford Branch Library
8575 Jackman Rd. Temperance, MI 48182 Phone: (734) 847-6747
Fax: (734) 847-6591
Mon - Thu: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Blue Bush Branch Library
Blue Bush Branch Library
2210 Blue Bush Road Monroe, MI 48162-9643 Phone: (734) 242-4085
Fax: (734) 242-4085
Mon - Tue: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Wed: 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thu: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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Carleton Branch Library
Carleton Branch Library
1444 Kent Street Carleton, MI 48117-0267 Phone: (734) 654-2180
Fax: (734) 654-8767
Mon: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Tue - Wed: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Dorsch Memorial Branch Library
Dorsch Memorial Branch Library
18 East First Street Monroe, MI 48161-2227 Phone: (734) 241-7878
Fax: (734) 241-7879
Mon - Tue: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Dundee Branch Library
Dundee Branch Library
144 East Main Street Dundee, MI 48131-1202 Phone: (734) 529-3310
Fax: (734) 529-7415
Mon: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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Ellis Library & Reference Center
Ellis Library & Reference Center
3700 South Custer Rd. Monroe 48161-9716 Phone: (734) 241-5277
Toll Free: (800) 462-2050
Fax: (734) 242-9037
Mon - Thu: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Erie Branch Library
Erie Branch Library
2065 Erie Rd. Erie, MI 48133-9757 Phone: (734) 848-4420
Mon: 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
Tue: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu - Fri: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
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Frenchtown-Dixie Branch Library
Frenchtown-Dixie Branch Library
2881 Nadeau Road Monroe, MI 48162-9355 Phone: (734) 289-1035
Fax: (734) 289-3867
Mon - Tue: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Ida Branch Library
Ida Branch Library
3016 Lewis Ave. Ida, MI 48140-0056 Phone: (734) 269-2191
Fax: (734) 269-3315
Mon: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Wed - Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
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L.S. Navarre Branch Library
Navarre Branch Library
1135 East Second Street Monroe, MI 48161-1920 Phone: (734) 241-5577
Fax: (734) 241-5577
Mon: 1:00 pm-7:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Wed - Thu: 1:00 pm-7:00 pm
Fri: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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Maybee Branch Library
Maybee Branch Library
9060 Raisin St. Maybee, MI 48159-0165 Phone: (734) 587-3680
Fax: (734) 587-3680
Mon: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Tue: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
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Newport Branch Library
8120 N. Dixie Hwy. Newport, MI 48166-9703 Phone: (734) 586-2117
Fax: (734) 586-1116
Mon: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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Rasey Memorial Branch Library
Rasey Memorial Branch Library
4349 Oak, Box 416 Luna Pier, MI 48157-4572 Phone: (734) 848-4572
Fax: (734) 848-4572
Mon: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Tue - Wed: 2:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Fri: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
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Robert A. Vivian Branch Library
2664 Vivian Road Monroe, MI 48162-9212 Phone: (734)241-1430
Fax: (734)241-1430
Mon: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Wed: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Fri: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
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Senior Outreach
South Rockwood Branch Library
5676 Carleton Rockwood Road S. Rockwood, MI 48179 Phone: (734) 379-3333
Fax: (734) 749-7485
Mon: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Wed: 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thu: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Fri: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
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Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library
Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library
60 East Center St. Petersburg, MI 49270 Phone: (734) 279-1025
Fax: (734) 279-2328
Mon - Tue: 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Wed - Thu: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
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Tai Chi For Health
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Kid's 3 Day Mini-Coding Camp @ Blue Bush Branch Library
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BUILD A BETTER WORLD - CARLETON
11:00 AM
BUILD A BETTER WORLD - DORSCH
9:00 AM
Toddler Storytime-Dundee Branch Library
11:00 AM
BUILD A BETTER WORLD - ELLIS
1:00 PM
Jo Lynn's Movin and Groovin: Chair Exercise @ Erie Branch
11:30 AM
Books & Chow
10:00 AM
Preschool Storytime - Ida
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MCLS Patron Behavior Policy

Introduction

The policy that follows is intended to guarantee that the highest level of public library service is provided to the residents of Monroe County Michigan and users of the library system.

Library policy operates within the context of the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Michigan as well as various federal, state, and local laws and ordinances to guide procedural decisions which determine the agency's day to day functioning.

The Monroe County Library System is committed to providing an environment where people of all ages may come to read, browse, research, and study. This in no way prohibits normal conversation between patrons and/or staff. Nor does it restrict interactions necessary to carry on library programs or business.

The Monroe County Library System believes inappropriate behavior to include any activity that disturbs patrons, interferes with library operations, damages the buildings or furnishings, or any conduct considered unacceptable in a public place.

If or when a patron is not respecting the needs and rights of other library users, the patron will be:

  1. Made aware of improper behavior and asked to stop.
  2. If behavior continues, patron will be asked to leave the library for the day and will be notified that subsequent violations will result in additional and longer suspensions. (Parent will be called to pick up a minor patron at the library if necessary.)
  3. If patron refuses, staff will contact appropriate law enforcement authorities.
  4. Subsequent violations could result in additional and longer suspensions.

Incident reports will be filed with library administration and appropriate authorities, and a completed Notice of Patron Behavior Policy Violation will be sent by registered mail, with a copy to the parent or guardian if the violator is a minor, or delivered by law enforcement authorities if law enforcement is involved in escorting the patron home.

Acceptable Behavior

A library facility is intended to preserve books and other related materials in organized collections for reading and quiet study. Patrons are expected to behave in a manner that does not disturb fellow library patrons, disrupt the operation of the library or jeopardize library materials. The following guidelines are designed to promote safety and security to library patrons and materials within the library.

ABANDONMENT: Leaving young children or individuals requiring care unattended will be considered unacceptable behavior. The library does not stand IN LOCO PARENTIS.

AISLEWAYS AND DOORS: Patrons shall not obstruct aisles or doorways as these need to be free and available to all patrons in case of emergency.

ALCOHOL: Use of alcohol is prohibited in library facilities and on library grounds.

ANIMALS: Except for service animals and those designated for a library program, patrons shall not bring pets or animals into library buildings.

BICYCLES: Bicycles are not allowed in library buildings and should be secured outside the building without obstructing the library entrance.

CELL PHONES: Cell phones and other electronic devices including those using headphones are permitted in the library as long as their use does not infringe upon the rights of another library user. Should this occur, the librarian would ask the device be turned off.

COMPUTERS: The public access workstations are not to be used for purposes contrary to federal, state (Michigan Compiled Laws 722.675, 722.677, 752.365, 752.795), local laws or the Library System’s Acceptable Use Policy.

CONVERSATIONS: Conversations must be kept low enough so as not to disturb other patrons. Loud talking is prohibited.

DRUGS: Possession, distribution or use of controlled substances is prohibited in library facilities and on library grounds.

ELEVATORS, STAIRS, AISLEWAYS: Patrons shall not obstruct aisles, doorways, or play on the elevator or stairs. These need to be free and available to all patrons in case of an emergency.

FOOD & BEVERAGES: Each branch library will develop a specific food & beverages statement.  At no time should food or beverage be allowed near electrical equipment (computers, copiers, microfilm machines, etc.)

GRAFFITI: The vandalism and abuse of library property is against the law and will be dealt with through local authorities.

HARASSMENT: Harassment of patrons and staff will not be tolerated and may be subject to appropriate criminal prosecution. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, obscene, threatening, or suggestive language, physical contact or any such behavior that interferes with a patron's right to use or work in the library.

HYGIENE: Patrons whose bodily hygiene is considered offensive and unreasonable and substantially interferes with other people's use of the library may be asked to leave the building.

PERSONAL BELONGINGS: Patrons are responsible for their own belongings. Items should never be left unattended. The library reserves the right and privilege to open and inspect any bag, pocketbook, briefcase, etc.

RUNNING, PUSHING, AND SHOVING: This behavior is not appropriate for a library.

SHIRT & SHOES: Shirt and shoes are required to enter library buildings for hygiene and safety reasons.

SOLICITATION: Patrons shall not solicit funds or sell any article or service in library facilities.

SMOKING: The library is a designated smoke free environment and the use of any tobacco product or “e-cigarette” is prohibited.

Any violation of these rules may result in suspension or permanent revocation of library privileges. Users violating the Rules of Conduct will be subject to the following:

Any individual violating the Patron Behavior Policy will be asked to cease such behavior or leave the building.

If an individual refuses to comply, local law enforcement may be called to the situation.

Information about incidents will be kept by the library staff on an Incident Report form. Patron name, address, and phone may be requested. This information may be used in any decision to restrict the individual's future use of the library system.

Users violating the law:

Committing or attempting to commit an activity in violation of state, federal or local law, ordinance or regulation is prohibited including vandalism, theft or endangering the safety of others. Violators will be subject to arrest and prosecution. There will be an immediate suspension of library privileges at all library facilities.

Removing library materials from the library building without checking them out is theft and is subject to prosecution.

Entering a library building when a person’s library privileges are suspended or have been revoked constitutes trespass and is subject to prosecution.