Appendix D

Library Service Policies

Policies on the following topics should be adopted by the board, written and available to the public, and reviewed regularly:


Borrowing privileges

  • Eligibility
  • Fees for non-residents
  • Responsibilities of borrowers


Charges for service: fines, fees


Circulation policies

  • Length of loans
  • Number of items loaned
  • Number of items loaned per topic
  • Renewals
  • Reserves
  • Lost or damaged materials


Bulletin board restrictions

Confidentiality of library records

Displays, exhibits



Interlibrary loan

Materials access policy

Meeting room use

Problem behavior

Reference work for students, genealogists, etc.

Service outlets and hours

Unattended children

Use of volunteers