Cell Phone and Other Communication Devices Policy

Cell Phone and Other Communication Devices Policy

A patron has the right to undisturbed use of library materials and services without the interference of others in the library. To provide this right to everyone, each person on the library premises is expected to conduct him or herself in accordance with this policy that respects the rights of other patrons and staff.

Munising School Public Library (MSPL) serves the Munising Middle/High School and the public and is located in the Munising Middle/High School building. School students, faculty, staff, and the general public share the library facility and resources.

Date approved : March 14, 2017

Use of Personal Communication Devices (PCD)

For purposes of this policy, a Personal Communication Device (PCD) includes a cell phone (mobile/cellular telephone, smartphone such as iPhone, Android device), tablet (such as iPad), electronic reader (e-reader such as Kindle), telephone paging device (such as beeper or pager), computer, Windows Mobile device, and/or another cellular or web-enabled device of any type.

• A patron using a PCD and/or radio, MP3 player, television, or other digital mobile device must not cause a distraction, disruption, or interference for other library patrons and staff. The library recommends the use of earphones or earbuds to reduce audible disturbances.

• A patron will have no expectation of confidentiality with respect to the use of PCDs in the library. If a library patron is found participating in an illegal activity (i.e., child pornography, sexting), the Library Director will refer the matter to law enforcement and/or child protective services.

• Patrons using a PCD to capture, record, and/or transmit audio and/or pictures/video of one or more individuals in the library without consent from the Library Director or his/her designee is not permitted. (Public school students who violate this provision are subject to discipline according to MPS Policy #51361.)

• Patrons may not use a PCD in any way that might reasonably create in the mind of another person an impression of being threatened, humiliated, harassed, embarrassed, or intimidated.

• Students of Munising Middle/High School must follow MPS’s PCD policy and may use a PCD with the permission of the Library Director or his or her designee. (1)

• A student of any educational institution who is using the library to take a proctored exam is prohibited from using a PCD to capture, record, transmit, or receive test information or any other information that constitutes cheating, academic dishonesty, fraud, or theft.


1Munising Middle/High School Student Policies # 5136 – Personal Communication Devices. http://www.neola.com/munising-mi/