Library Policies


Material Circulation Policy Regarding Minors Under the Age of 17

Warren Public Library materials are freely available to all regardless of age. The Library’s policy of open access is based upon each person’s right to read, collect information, and maintain confidentiality. Librarians are not censors of books or films. Ratings on films are for guidance on content. It is the responsibility of parents to monitor the materials their child borrows from the Library’s collections.

Approved by the Warren Public Library Board of Directors December 14, 2016

Unattended Child Policy

Children are always welcome at the library. However, the library is a public building
and very busy on a daily basis. For the protection and well-being of children, the
Warren Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

(Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library’s Unattended Child Policy)

  • Age 0-7 must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times.
  • Age 8-11 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library.
  • Age 12+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library’s Code of Conduct.
  • Those supervising children must be age 15 or older.
Approved by the Warren Public Library Board of Directors November 14, 2018