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Hopkins District Library

Library Policy Manual

Library Policy Manual With Links

Hopkins Public Library Policy Manual:

Date Adopted: Update 2017

 Table of Contents:

  1. Library Mission Statement and Objectives

  2. Library Materials and Services Policies

    1. Freedom to Read
    2. Freedom to View
    3. Library Bill of Rights
    4. Collection Development Policy
      1. Selection Policy
      2. Interlibrary Loan
      3. Request for reconsideration of materials
    5. Circulation Policy
      1. Services
      2. Audio/Visual Material
      3. Fines
      4. Record Privacy Policy
    6. Reference Service Policy
    7. Programming Policy
    8. Archive Policy
    9. Copyright Policy
    10. Internet Usage Policy
    11. Social Media Policy -- Updated 7/19/19
    12. Copying/Printing/Fax Policy
    13. Public Use of Telephone Policy
    14. Surplus Equipment Policy
  1. Patron Policies
    1. Patron Rights and Responsibilities
      1. Confidentiality Law and Policy
      2. Library Card Policy
      3. Non-resident Card Policy
      4. FOIA Policy
    2. Unattended Children Policy
    3. Sexual Abuse and Molestation Prevention Policy
    4. Closed Doors Policy - Updated 7/19/19
    5. Complaints Concerning Library Staff Policy
  1. Personnel Policies
    1. Job Descriptions
      1. Director
      2. Children’s Librarian
      3. Library Clerk
      4. Library Substitute
      5. Shelver
    2. Time-off/Leave Policy
      1. Time off
      2. Holidays
      3. Jury Duty
      4. Leave
    3. Staff Rights Policy
      1. Hiring
      2. Termination
      3. Expectations
      4. Training for Sexual Abuse and Molestation - Updated 7/19/19
      5. Social Security Numbers
      6. Harassment
    4. Salary Policy
    5. Employee Acknowledgement Form
  1. Library Board
    1. Bylaws
    2. Meeting Policy
    3. Member Attendance Policy
    4. Committee Policy
  2. Library Building Policies
    1. Hours
    2. Petitions and Solicitations
    3. Postings/Notices/Bulletin Boards
    4. Use of Public Meeting Areas Policy
    5. Competitive Bidding Policy
  3. Financial Policies
    1. Budget Policy
    2. Fund Balance Policy
    3. Credit Card Policy
    4. Petty Cash Policy
    5. Investment Policy
    6. Record Retention Policy
    7. Check Policy
  4. Emergency Preparedness Policies
    1. In case of Weather Emergency
      1. Tornado
      2. Fire
      3. Flood
      4. Blizzard
    2. In case of Health Emergency
    3. In case of Power-outage
    4. In case of Bomb Threat
    5. In case of Terrorist Threat
  1. Volunteer Policy
  2. Friends of the Library Policy
  3. Gift/Donation/Memorial Acceptance Policy