All tutors must be registered Darien Library card holders, and must pay a $100.00 fee, in advance, each calendar quarter of the year during which they will be tutoring within the Library.

Volunteer tutors who are providing an unpaid service must be registered Darien Library card holders, but need not pay any fee.


All tutoring must take place in the Reference Room on the second floor of the Library, except by prior written agreement. Tutors are expected to restrict their use of space to an acceptable minimum, and observe all Library regulations.

Tutors using other areas of the Library without advance written permission will be warned on first offense, banned from tutoring for one month on second warning, and banned permanently from tutoring on third offense.

Library staff will enforce the procedures as necessary, and will require tutors to move immediately to the Reference Room if they are observed tutoring in other areas.

Scheduling use of the Library by tutors

The Library will observe use of the Library by tutors and will implement without prior notice any procedure deemed necessary to assure that tutoring does not interfere with the use of the Library by others. These procedures may include advance registration for tutoring slots, limiting the number of tutoring clients or restricting the days and hours of tutoring, and providing for advance reservation of other rooms for use by tutors.

Tutors and their clients are to keep in mind that tutoring is a privilege granted by the Library as part of its service to the community, and will be supported so long as it does not unduly interfere with the use of the Library by other community members.

Adopted by the Darien Library Board of Trustees on December 15, 2008.