Tobacco Use* Policy

Tobacco use is prohibited inside all Albany Public Library locations and within 25 feet of entryways to all Albany Public Library locations.

This policy is implemented in order to alleviate the adverse health effects of exposure to tobacco smoke for library patrons and library staff working in Albany Public Library buildings and/or on Albany Public Library grounds; create a welcoming environment for library visitors; and improve the appearance of Albany Public Library.

*Tobacco use is defined as the use or presence of any tobacco product (i.e.) rolling of cigarettes, lighted cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, etc. in or on any library property.


Adopted by Albany Public Library Board of Trustees: April 12, 2011


Last updated: December 12, 2012
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