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Policies: Library Operations


Library Operations policies should include, but are not limited to, the following subjects:

  • access
  • borrowing priviledges
  • cash handling/audit
  • circulation of materials
  • confidentiality of user records
  • cooperation with other libraries and information providers
  • disaster plans
  • exhibits and displays
  • fines and fees
  • gifts
  • hours of service
  • intellectual freedom
  • interagency cooperation
  • interlibrary loan
  • meeting room use
  • programming
  • provision of library equipment and supplies for public use
  • public participation and input
  • public relations
  • reference service
  • relationship to Friends of the Library
  • responsibiliites of the board and of the director
  • rules of behavior
  • service to schools, nursing homes and other institutions, including prison/jails
  • site establishment criteria for branches and bookmobile stops
  • unattended children
  • user complaints
  • volunteers

West Virginia Library Commission
1900 Kanawha Blvd East | Culture Center, Bldg. 9 | Charleston, WV 25305
In-State Toll Free : (800) 642-9021 | (304) 558-2041