City library staff in balancing act regarding homelessness

City library staff in balancing act regarding homelessness

The no-sleeping policy highlights the difficult ethical challenge that library staff face in weighing the needs of patrons. On one side is the library's role as a place for learning and growth; on the other is the harsh reality that the building is one of the only public places downtown where homeless people can get warm during the day.

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It's not a balance

The Library is not a place for sleeping in. Anything else is ok, keeping warm, reading etc.
Library Rules should be enforced whether it's a drunk or a misbehaving teenager. No difference atall.

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