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Security Gate Policy

Each of the exits from the first floor of the Maxwell Library has a security system to ensure that library materials are properly charged out when they leave the building. When an item is charged out at Circulation Services, it is desensitized, which allows the materials to pass through the alarmed gates without sounding. Occasionally, an item may fail to desensitize or a non-library item might activate the alarm.

If the alarm sounds while you are exiting, please return to Circulation Services. Circulation Staff will verify that all library materials are checked out and desensitized. We will also gladly desensitize other materials that might possibly have set off the alarm.

Please note: under Massachusetts General Law, c266, s.99 &100, it is a criminal offense to damage or fail to return library property. A library may take legal action against any person who does not return or pay the replacement cost of lost or damaged library materials.