July 23, 2014

Policies


General Help Guides

> Alliance Library System’s Safe Harbor [Illinois]
> Library Trustees Association of New York State / LTA - TIP: Search policies by category at the top
Sample Library Policies for the Small Public Library [Compiled by the Small Library Committee of the Wisconsin Association of Public Librarians, 2nd Edition, Revised by  David L. Polodna, 1999 Converted to HTML by OWLS and posted with permission.]
> Sample Public Library Policies & Development Tips [Mid-Hudson Library System]


New York State Minimum Public Library Standards

Bylaws:
> King Memorial Library, Machias, NY – Constitution and Bylaws: WORD | PDF

Long Range Plan of Service:

Annual Report to the Community:

Annual Written Budget to Appropriate Funding Agencies:


Policies

Building Use see Rules of Conduct for Library Users

Censorship:
> Farman Free Library, Ellington, NY – Censorship: WORD | PDF

Children:
> James Prendergast Library, Jamestown, NY – Child Safety Policy: PDF
> James Prendergast Library, Jamestown, NY –
Computer and Internet Use Policy, Children’s Room Computer Lab: PDF

Circulation:
> Blount Library, Franklinville, NY – Circulation Policy; Videos & DVDs: PDF  
> Farman Free Library, Ellington, NY – Lending Rules and Procedures: WORD | PDF
> Fluvanna Free Library, Jamestown, NY - Collection of Fines: PDF


Collection Development and Maintenance:
> Farman Free Library, Ellington, NY – Collection Development: WORD | PDF
> Fluvanna Free Library, Jamestown, NY – Collection Devlopment Policy: PDF

Computer Use see Internet and Other Technology Issues

Continuing Education:

> Farman Free Library, Ellington, NY – Continuing Education of Staff and Trustees: PDF

Disaster:
> Farman Free Library, Ellington, NY – Emergency Procedures: PDF
> Fluvanna Free Library, Jamestown, NY - Disaster Policy: PDF

Donations see Gifts and Memorials

Emergencies see Disaster

Equipment:

Ethical Standards:
> Code of Ethics of the American Library Association
> Farman Free Library, Ellington, NY – Ethical Standards: PDF

Exhibits and Displays:
> Farman Free Library, Ellington, NY – Use of Exhibits and Display Space: PDF

Fees see Circulation

Finances:
> Farman Free Library, Ellington, NY – Financial Accountability: PDF

Fines, Collection of see Circulation 

Friends of the Library:

Gifts and Memorials:
> Farman Free Library, Ellington, NY – Gifts and Memorials: WORD | PDF

Harassment:

Hours Open:
> Farman Free Library, Ellington, NY – Hours of Service: WORD | PDF

Interlibrary and Interagency Cooperation:

Internet and Other Technology Issues:
> Blount Library, Franklinville, NY – Computer Use: PDF  
> Farman Free Library, Ellington, NY – Use of the Internet and Electronic Resources: WORD | PDF
> Fluvanna Free Library, Jamestown, NY – Internet Policy: PDF
> James Prendergast Library, Jamestown, NY – Computer and Internet Use Policy, Children’s Room Computer Lab: PDF
> Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR – Acceptable Use of the Internet and Library Public Computers

Keys:
> Farman Free Library, Ellington, NY – Keys: PDF

Materials Selection see Collection Development

Meeting Rooms:
> Farman Free Library, Ellington, NY – Multi-Purpose Room: WORD | PDF
> Iowa City Public Library, Iowa City, IA – Meeting Rooms

> King Memorial Library, Machias, NY – Meeting Room Policy: WORD | PDF
> Meeting Rooms: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (ALA)

Patron Complaints:
> Farman Free Library, Ellington, NY – Patron Complaints: PDF

Personnel:
> Farman Free Library, Ellington, NY – Personnel Policies: PDF

Policy Manual (All policies in one document):
> Blount Library, Franklinville, NY – Policy Manual: PDF
> Farman Free Library, Ellington, NY – Policy Manual: WORD | PDF
> Orion Township Public Library, Lake Orion, MI – Policy Manual: WORD 2010 | PDF

Programming:

Public Relations:
> Farman Free Library, Ellington, NY – Communication: PDF
> Farman Free Library, Ellington, NY – Public Relations: PDF

Release Forms:

Review of Policies:
> Farman Free Library, Ellington, NY – Periodic Review of Policies: PDF

Rules of Conduct for Library Users:
> Blount Library, Franklinville, NY – Building Use: PDF
> Farman Free Library, Ellington, NY – Acceptable Behavior: PDF
> Fluvanna Free Library, Jamestown, NY – All Patrons Under 16 Years of Age: PDF
> Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Cincinnati, OH: Standards of Library Behavior

Services for Nonresident Borrowers:

Substance Abuse (by customers and staff):

Unattended Children see Children

Videos & DVDs see Circulation

Volunteers:

Weeding see Collection Development


Sampling of System Headquarter books that include examples of library policies and/or help guides to creating library policies:

Brumley, Rebecca. The Public Library Manager’s Forms, Policies, and Procedures Handbook, 2004. HDQ 025.197 B
Cassell, Kay Ann. Developing Public Library Collections, Policies, and Procedures, 1991. HDQ 025.218 C
Cravey, Pamela J. Protecting Library Staff, Users, Collections, and Facilities, 2001. HDQ 025.82 C
Gertzog, Alice. Administration of the Public Library, 1994. HDQ 025.197 G
Kahn, Miriam. Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries. HDQ 025.82 K
Moorman, John A. Running a Small Library. HDQ 025.1 R
Reed, Sally Gardner. Small Libraries, 2002. HDQ 025.197 R
Weingand, Darlene E. Administration of the Small Public Library, 2001. HDQ 025.197