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One-on-one, non-profit and paid tutoring will be allowed in the Merrick Library.  The library policy for such tutoring is as follows:

  • Paid tutors may not publish or distribute advertisements or letters indicating the library as their place of doing business or otherwise imply library sponsorship of their activities.
  • Children under 18 years of age who are tutored in the library are the responsibility of the tutor while on library property.
  • Tutoring activity may not disturb staff or library users.  Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to:  engaging in loud or disruptive conversation or conduct, use of cell phones, monopolizing work areas.
  • Library staff reserves the right to ask tutoring to cease if space being used is needed for other library purposes.  The library is not obligated to accommodate any tutor on a regularly scheduled basis.
  • The Children’s room will designate five tables with signs stating, “Tutoring not permitted at this table.”  One computer table with four stations will also have a sign stating, “Tutoring not permitted at this table.”
  • Tutors and student must bring their own supplies.
  • Group study rooms, the Conference room, the quiet study room and the Teen Room cannot be reserved by tutors.
  • Tutors cannot use the Walter Mintz Digital Media Center.
Noncompliance with the above guidelines will result in tutors and students being asked to leave the library.

Adopted February 14, 2006

Revised May 17, 2011

Revised January 24, 2017