Library Policies

Patron Guideline Policy

The Palmview Municipal Library provides a safe environment that is conducive to the use of all patrons. The Palmview Municipal Library expects patrons to behave in a civil and considerate manner. The library staff will warn or ask patrons to leave the library if their behavior is disruptive or abusive. If necessary, the Palmview Library staff will call the City of Palmview Police Department for assistance.

The following are examples of behavior that will not be tolerated at the library:

  • Behavior that endangers the safety or health of other patrons or staff.
  • Violation, while in the library, of any local, state, or federal law.
  • Vandalism or deliberate destruction of any library materials.
  • Theft or library materials or the personal property of other patrons or staff members.
  • Deliberate disruption of library procedures.
  • Use of abusive language.
  • Loud talking or laughing that disrupts or could disturb other patrons.
  • Smoking, drinking, including alcoholic beverages, and eating in the library except the designated area.
  • Disruptive use of electronic devices, such as radios, cell phones, etc.


The Palmview Municipal Library holds minors to the same standard of behavior as adult patrons. Library staff will ask the parent/guardian of disruptive children to step out of the library with their children if the parent/guardian is not able to control their children. The Palmview Municipal Library holds the parent/guardian responsible for the actions of the minor.

Children 12 and under should not be left unattended in the library. The Palmview Police Department may be contacted should a staff member deem that a child is in danger or in need of help. See Texas Penal Code-Section 22.041. Abandoning or Endangering a Child.

Destruction of Library Materials or Property

Destruction of library material can include ripping out pages from books or magazines, defacing the pages or covers of books or magazines, writing in books, or the damaging of videos/DVDs. The Palmview Municipal Library will charge patrons found damaging materials for the repair or replacement as set forth in the circulation guidelines. Palmview Police Department will be called if deemed necessary.

Theft of Library Materials/Property and Tagging

The Palmview Police Department will be called when a patron is found stealing or damaging City property.


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