Due to the increase in homelessness along with the winter weather, large numbers of people are crowding into libraries during the day to stay warm.
Therefore along with prohibitions like running, talking loudly or carrying an uncovered drink; the library will prohibit people with poor personal hygiene from entering.
According to Stephanie Sarnoff, the library's director, the aroma would have to be so overpowering that it interfered with others' use of the Schaumburg Township District Library.
Stephanie said that the decision was based on complaints from library users about a homeless person but claimed that it could just as easily apply to someone wearing too much perfume.
"So when one or more library users complain that another person's hygiene is of such poor quality that it is prohibiting them from pursuing what they want to do, their problem becomes our problem," she added