The Ritter Public Library prohibits any person from carrying or having on their person any weapons including any instrument used as a weapon on its premises in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Ohio Revised Code. Individuals with concealed weapon permits do not have permission, by virtue of those permits, to bring deadly weapons, firearms, dangerous ordnance or any instrument used as a weapon onto the premises of the Library. Any individual violating this policy is subject to prosecution. Any individual who is found to possess firearms, weapons, dangerous ordnance or instruments used as a weapon will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. In addition, anyone found to have violated this policy shall no longer have library privileges.  

The Library will post a notice, as required by the Ohio Revised Code, in a prominent location which informs the users and invitees of the Library that the Library prohibits deadly weapons or dangerous ordnance. That notice shall state: 

NOTICE: Unless otherwise authorized by law, pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code, no person shall knowingly possess, have under the person’s control, convey, or attempt to convey a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance onto these premises. 

Adopted by the Ritter Public Library Board of Trustees 

June 11, 2019 

Amended by the Ritter Public Library Board of Trustees 

February 14, 2023