Library Policies

Chapter 1: Purpose and Objectives

Section 1: Board Statement; Section 2: Board Objectives; Section 3: Mission Statement;  Section 4: Vision Statement;  Section 5: Library Goals; Section 6: Review and Amendments

Chapter 2: Authority and Administration

Section 1: Authority; Section 2: Contracts; Section 3: Administration; Section 4: Library Organization Structure—Trustees; Section 5: Personnel and Financial Records; Section 6: Description of Community

Chapter 3: Access to Baright Public Library Services

Section 1: Hours of Operations; Section 2: Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 3: Data Privacy; Section 4: Video Security Cameras; Section 5: Public Participation in Library Decision Making; Section 6: Public Use of Computers; Section 7: Internet Access; Section 8: Library Programs; Section 9: Access to Teen Area and Children’s Area

Chapter 4: Use of Materials

Section 1: Library Card Policy and Reciprocal Borrowers; Section 2: Confidentiality of Library User Records; Section 3: Circulation of Materials / Check-outs and Renewals; Section 4: Fees and Recovery of Overdue Materials and Damaged Materials; Section 5: Protection of Copyright

Chapter 5: Collection Development

Section 1: Selection Responsibility and Guidelines; Section 2: Intellectual Freedom; Section 3: Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials; Section 4: Assessment and Deselection of Materials; Section 5: Gifts and Donations

Chapter 6: Public Services

Section 1: Reference and Reader’s Advisory Services; Section 2: Proctoring Exams; Section 3: Copy, Fax, Laminating, and Accu-Cut Services; Section 4: Interlibrary Loan; Section 5: Internet Policy

Chapter 7: Library Facilities

Section 1: General Statement; Section 2: Room Areas; Use and Reservation; Section 3: Exhibits, Displays and Bulletin Boards; Section 4: Equipment and Usage; Section 5: Property Insurance

Chapter 8: Safety

Section 1: Training; Section 2: Building Maintenance; Section 3: Emergencies and Evacuations; Section 4: Inclement Weather; Section 5: Library Closing Policy

Chapter 9: Personnel

Section 1: Employment; Section 2: Personnel Records; Section 3: Vacancy Announcements; Section 4: Promotions; Section 5: Performance Evaluations; Section 6: Grievance; Section 7: Attendance; Section 8: Time Keeping; Section 9: Breaks; Section 10: Telephone and Address Changes; Section 11: Training and Continuing Education; Section 12: Professional Expenses, Conventions, Meetings, Seminars, and Travel; Section 13: Return of Library Property; Section 14: E-mail Usage; Section 15: Smoking in Designated Areas; Section 16: Dress Code; Section 17: Courteous Behavior; Section 18: Soliciting Business; Section 19: Political Activities by Employees

Chapter 10: Public Conduct

Section 1: Code of Conduct; Section 2: Unattended Children; Section 3: Social Media Policy