No Smoking Policy.

(approved November 2016)

To protect and enhance our indoor air quality and to contribute to the health and well-being of all staff and patrons, the facilities and the immediate premises of the Monroe Free Library shall be entirely smoke free.  Additionally, the use of all tobacco products, including chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes are banned from the library except as designated in this policy.

Smoking is prohibited in all of the enclosed areas within the library at both library structures, 40 and 44 Millpond Parkway.  This includes all public and private areas, meeting rooms, offices, staff kitchen, restrooms, supply and mechanical rooms and all other enclosed areas.

Smoking is also prohibited on the library premises. No one may smoke along any pathway or walkway leading to or from the library's premises, nor may patrons or staff smoke at any picnic table nor outdoors in any of the grassy areas or the parking lot.  It is not acceptable that either patrons or staff be required to walk through smoke to reach their vehicle or any other destination on the library premises.

Patrons and staff may smoke in their personal vehicles but the smoke and tobacco products must be completely contained within the vehicle.  Staff who choose to smoke in their vehicles do so at their own risk.

Smokers and users of tobacco products must dispose of the remains in proper disposal containers to help keep a clean environment for our patrons and staff.

Staff who fails to comply with this policy will be subject to disciplinary action that can lead up to and include the termination of employment.

Patrons who fail to comply with this policy may be subject to the suspension of their library privileges and/or prohibited from visiting library property. This may be challenged to the Board of Trustees.

Signs will be posted indicating “No Smoking on Library Premises”.

(approved November 2016)






44 Millpond Parkway
Monroe, NY 10950
(845) 783 4411


MON ........ 9:30 - 8
TUE ......... 9:30 - 8
WED ......... 12 - 8
THUR ....... 9:30 - 8
FRI ............ 9:30 - 5
SAT ........... 9:30 - 4
SUN ........ 10 - 3