Unruly library patron

May 27, 2013

  • 268 Municipal Corporations
  • 268XI Use and Regulation of Public Places, Property, and Works
  • 268XI(C) Public Buildings, Parks, and Other Public Places and Property
  • 268k717 k. Buildings and Structures for Use of Public in General.

268 Municipal CorporationsUnder Montana law, public library did not breach any duty towards visitor in terminating his library privileges, where visitor engaged in multiple confrontations with staff after library refused to maintain a letter he had written to the President of the United States in its collection, he wrote a letter to library director which made a veiled reference to domestic terrorism, he confronted a staff member in such a way that member had to be allowed to go home to calm down, and member reported incident to the police.
Spreadbury v. Bitterroot Public Library, 862 F.Supp.2d 1054 (D. Mont. 2012)