Library Policies

The library board has established these policies to govern the library. These policies serve as a blue print for effective library operation, underscore the library's service philosophy and ensure that patrons receive consistent service. The policies are reviewed regularly to help guarantee that they remain timely.


Download a PDF version of our full set of policies or access our policies using the Table of Contents below.


 

LIBRARY POLICIES - TABLE OF CONTENTS


 

I. USE OF THE COLLECTION
A. Hours
1. Regular hours
2. Holiday hours
B. Patrons
1. Collection
2. Borrowers
3. Library Cards
4. Unattended Children
5. Library Access for Registered Sex Offenders Subject to Exclusionary Zones
6. Library Conduct Policy
C. Circulation of materials
1. Confidentiality of Records
2. Non-circulating materials
3. Circulating materials
4. Reserving materials
5. Renewing materials
6. Overdue materials
7. In-Library Equipment Use Policy
8. Out-of-Library Equipment Checkout Policy
9. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Policy
10. Pre-school iPad Loan Policy

II. COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY
A. Mission Statement
B. Purpose
C. Responsibility
D. Selection Criteria
E. Comments and Criticism of the Collection
F. Access
G. Withdrawing Materials
H. Resources

III. USE OF LIBRARY FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT
A. Public Meeting Rooms
B. Bulletin Board, Exhibits and Displays
1. Bulletin Board
2. Exhibits and Displays
C. Storage Facilities and Organizational Use
D. Fax Machine
E. Copier, Reader/Printer Machines
F. Piano Policy for Private Instructors
G. Disposition of Materials, Furniture and Equipment
H. Video Surveillance Policy
I. Proctoring Policy
1. Purpose
2. Responsibilities of the Student
3. Responsibilities of the Library
J. Keys and Building Access Policy
1. Introduction
2. Authorized Keys
3. Lost or Stolen Keys
4. Duplication or Lending Prohibited
5. Responsibilities
K. Emergency/Severe Weather Policy
1. Introduction
2. General Guidelines
3. Procedures in Specific Situations
4. Annual Review

IV. INTERNET USE
A. Internet Use Policy
1. Purpose
2. Selection
3. Use
4. Unacceptable Use
B. Wireless Use Policy

V. GIFT POLICY
A. General
B. Monetary Donations
C. In-Kind Memorials
D. Real Property

VI. STAFF
A. Working Conditions / Benefits
1. Hours
2. Paid Sick leave
3. Family Medical Leave
4. Bereavement leave
5. Paid Vacation
6. Paid holidays
7. City Benefits
B. Whistleblower Protection Policy
C. Conflict of Interest Policy
D. Purchasing Policy
E. Staff, Trustee, and Volunteer Recognition

VII. PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARY POLICY
A. Mission Statement
B. Purpose
C. Responsibility
D. Selection Criteria
E. Access
F. Comments and Criticism of Library Programs

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