Cell Phone Use

Many people visit the library expecting to find a quiet place to read or study. Although the Bellingham Public Library does not encourage the use of cell phones in the building, we do understand that there are times when it may be necessary. During these times we ask that you be considerate and respectful of others by following the guidelines below:

Please put your phone on vibrate or silence when in the library;
Limit your calls to brief, quiet conversations;
Do not use your phone in quiet study areas;
Do not use your phone at public service desks or during library programs;
When possible, make and take all calls outside the building.

Library patrons with cell phone usage that violates our behavior policy on disturbances, creating a disturbance by making noise, talking loudly or engaging in other disruptive conduct, will be asked to leave the building.