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Austin libraries changing security policy

Whether you're checking out a book, browsing the DVDs or using a computer, Austin's libraries provide a level of comfort for patrons.  

"It's just walking into a neighborhood place. I live nearby and I just love these guys," said patron Cindy Patrizi. "They're always nice and it just works really well."

But a change in policy is causing concern among many in the library staff. Thursday they were notified security guards will no longer be able kick people out of the facilities for violating rules for any longer than that day.

"The policy change was brought about by a ruling in a separate case. And it really required us to evaluate our administrative bulletin and determine that our administrative bulletin is unenforceable," said City of Austin Spokesman Reyne Telles.  http://www.kvue.com/story/news/local/2014/08/01/austin-changing-security...

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