The Library will adhere to the following guidelines concerning the care and behavior of vulnerable adults:
Vulnerable adults, who can understand and follow the rules of conduct and who can care for themselves, are welcomed to be in the Library unattended. Vulnerable adults will be expected to follow the rules of conduct as outlined in the PATRON CONDUCT POLICY of the Library. They should have contact information for a parent/guardian or caregiver who can assist them in an emergency.
Vulnerable adults who are unable or unwilling to care for themselves must be attended and have adequate supervision at all times. Staff will attempt to contact a parent/guardian or caregiver when a vulnerable adult’s:
- health or safety is in doubt
- behavior disturbs other Library users
- actions violate any of the Rules of Conduct for Library Patrons [http://www.kingstonlibrary.org/policy/]
Every reasonable effort will be made by the staff to assist the vulnerable adult in contacting the appropriate adult. If no responsible adult is reached, or the vulnerable adult is not picked up within 15 minutes of Library closing, staff may notify the police.