Behavior Policy

Library Behavior Policies

Welcome to the Hampton Public Library. The library's purpose is to provide facilities where members of the community may study, obtain information, read and attend programs. In order to provide an appropriate environment, the following activities are prohibited:

  • No weapons allowed, except as permitted by law
  • Loud talking, running or jumping
  • Eating, drinking or use of tobacco
  • Loitering or roaming
  • Abusive language or public profanity
  • Blocking or interfering with the free movement of others
  • Damaging library materials, equipment or property
  • Sleeping, lying on furniture or floors, putting feet on furniture or walls
  • Littering
  • Playing radios, tape players, etc. except with earphones at low volume
  • Soliciting
  • Disturbing the peace generally, see Hampton City Code, Chapter 24

Permitted Behavior

Campaigning, petitioning and distributing leaflets may occur on library property outside of library buildings. See staff for additional information.


Violators are subject to removal from the library building and grounds.