Tutoring Policy

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Smyrna Public Library Tutoring Policy
Smyrna Library premises are available for the use of members of the public to meet their needs in accessing information and for quiet enjoyment of library materials and equipment. As part of its educational mission, the Library permits tutoring on the premises in accordance with this policy.

The Library does not sponsor, recommend or assume liability or responsibility for the work and/or activities of tutors who use library space. All arrangements must be made between the tutor, student and parents.

Tutoring Guidelines and Procedures:

  • Tutoring sessions must be kept as quiet as possible so as not to disturb other library patrons or library staff. The Library Code of Conduct applies to all tutor teams.
  • Tutors are responsible for the behavior of their students.
  • Tutoring sessions will be limited to a maximum of two students per tutor at any given time.
  • Library staff is happy to assist tutor teams, just as they assist any other patron.
  • Tutors are responsible for establishing communication procedures for their students and the students’ parents.  Library phones may not be used to make or cancel appointments. Library staff will not relay messages to tutors or students.
  • Children under the age of twelve must be under the direct supervision of the tutor until they are released to a parent or a designated responsible adult.
  • No exchange of money may take place between student and tutor in the Library.
  • In order to equitably allocate resources, tutoring is limited to four designated tables on the Upper Level and may be used for tutoring by a tutoring team for a maximum of two hours per day. These tables have signage designating their status as available for tutoring or private study. Tables may not be reserved. They are used on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The Library reserves the right to limit tutoring activities further if space resources are monopolized or activities interfere with Library operations.


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