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Shoes and shirt are required.


Cell Phones

Please be considerate in your use of cell phones.



Children under seven years of age must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible person age 14 or older.


Children: Parental Responsibility Statement and Procedure

Parents are responsible for the behavior of their children while they are in the library. The library staff will attempt to contact parents of unsupervised children. If parents are unavailable, the Lake Forest Police Department will be contacted. (Lake Forest Library Board approved April 12, 1994)



There shall be no eating in the public areas of the library. Covered non-alcoholic drinks and bottled water are permitted in public areas without computers. Alcohol is prohibited by City Ordinance No. 2010-04 Sec. 4-4 City Code.



Firearms are prohibited in the library, 430 Illinois Compiled Statutes 66/65.



Pets are not allowed in the library. Animals assisting disabled patrons are allowed.



Quiet conversation only is permitted. Excessive noise which causes a disruption of others will lead to a request to leave the building.


Rest Rooms

Rest rooms are locked. The key may be obtained at the desk. One person at a time will be permitted the use of a rest room, unless the assistance of another person is required.


Smoking/Tobacco/Vapor Products

There shall be no smoking in the library or within 25 feet of the entrance Sec. 19-66 City Code. The use of chewing tobacco is prohibited in the library. The use of e-cigarettes and any vapor product is prohibited in the library.