Social Media Policy

Public Terms of Use

  • Public users should have no expectation of privacy in posting on Sullivan Free Library sponsored social media sites.
  • Sullivan Free Library social media resources may be considered public records.
  • By choosing to comment or post on the Sullivan Free Library’s social media sites, public users agree to give SULLIVAN FREE LIBRARY permission to use the content of any posting without compensation or liability on part of SULLIVAN FREE LIBRARY.
  • Complaints or negative comments should not be deleted, but should be engaged like any other patron complaint. Staff may move the discussion to a private venue such as chat or messaging. 
  • Library staff are available to respond to comments and questions Monday through Saturday during library open hours only.
  • SULLIVAN FREE LIBRARY reserves the right to delete posts that are of the following nature:
    • Users may not post comments, tags and images that impinge on another’s privacy or that may be considered objectionable or inflammatory. Violations include, but are not limited to:
      • Off-topic and/or disruptive posts.
      • Commercial promotions or spam.
      • Duplicated posts from the same individual.
      • Threatening language and personal attacks.
      • Private, personal information published without consent.
      • Obscene or libelous content.
      • Copyright infringement/plagiarized material.
      • Political advocacy.
      • Posts that violate laws or library policies.
    • Repeat offenders will be removed from SULLIVAN FREE LIBRARY social media resources.

Photos and Videos

Since SULLIVAN FREE LIBRARY is a public building, attendees at SULLIVAN FREE LIBRARY sponsored programs do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Photographs/video may be taken during any event. These photographs and videos may be posted on library maintained social media accounts or included in press releases. If you do not want your photo to be potentially used please let staff know prior to the beginning of events.

Reporting Violations:

Library staff and users may report violations of this policy to the Library Director/Library Manager.

Any user who feels they have been unfairly banned from the SULLIVAN FREE LIBRARY’s social media resources may file an appeal in writing with the library board. Appeals will be reviewed at the next regular meeting of the board provided the appeal has been received seven days prior to the meeting.


Disclaimer: The SULLIVAN FREE LIBRARY is not responsible or liable for the content of postings by third parties on any SULLIVAN FREE LIBRARY sponsored social media site. Postings do not reflect the opinions or positions of the SULLIVAN FREE LIBRARYs, its employees or its board of trustees.

Approved by the Sullivan Free Library Board of Trustees 09-20-2022. The Sullivan Free Library Board of Trustees reserves the right to amend this policy with no prior notice.