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Sample Policies

Please Note: The policies listed here are samples only. This is not a list of "best policies," and inclusion on this list does not constitute a recommendation by the Connecticut State Library. This list should assist librarians and trustees in creating or revising policies for their libraries. Every library is unique and sample policies should never be copied. Instead, use the ideas and organization of many samples to help create policies most suitable to your library's unique situation. Also seek legal and/or professional advice whenever appropriate.

To contribute your CT public library's policies to this page, Contact Us .

Go to Strategic/Long-Range Planning for Public Libraries for samples of long-range plans.

Also see: ALA Intellectual Freedom Statements and Guidelines

Connecticut Sample Policies:

Full Library Policy Manuals

 

Alchohol - See Meeting Room
Bylaws

Cell Phones
Circulation and Patron Registration
Code of Conduct
Collection Development
Confidentiality & Privacy
Conflict of Interest
Discards
Donations, Gifts, and Memorial Funds
E-Readers & Media Players
Exhibit and Bulletin Board
Food and Beverage
Financial Development, Foundations, Investment & Endowments
History Room
Holiday Decorations
Home Delivery
Interlibrary Loan
Internet Polices
Job Sharing
Media Policy

 


Meeting Rooms
Mission Statements
Museum Passes
Personnel
Petitions/Soliciting
Proctoring
Public Access to Personal Computers
Public Relations
Security Cameras
Service Animals

Social Software
Soliciting on Library Premises
Staff Development
Staff Use of Computers and the Internet
Technology Plans

Unattended Children\Vulnerable Adults (See also: Code of Conduct)
Volunteer Policy
Warming/Cooling Station
Weather Closings
Whistleblowers


Library Policies From Other States
Indiana
Massachusetts
Wisconsin

 

Connecticut Full Library Policy Manuals
Bethel
Granby
Greenwich
Groton
Litchfield
Marlborough
Monroe - Edith Wheeler
Ridgefield
Wallingford
Westport
West Hartford
Wethersfield

Bylaws
See Monroe's full policy above

Cell Phones
See Groton and Marlborough full policies above

Circulation and Patron Registration
Granby
Litchfield - Oliver Wolcott
West Hartford
Westport

Code of Conduct
Enfield
Greenwich
Litchfield - Oliver Wolcott (including Suspension)
Westport

Collection Development
Arizona Collection Development Training
West Hartford
Westport

Confidentiality & Privacy
Litchfield - Oliver Wolcott
Tacoma Public Library, Washington
Westport

Conflict of Interest
Westport

Discards
See Greenwich full policy above

Donations, Gifts, and Memorial Funds
Wethersfield

E-Readers & Media Players
WebJunction - Examples Outside CT

Exhibit and Bulletin Board
Litchfield (Display & Art Gallery, Bulletin Board)
Westport (Exhibit and Display, Posting)

Financial Development, Foundations, Investment & Endowments
West Hartford
Westport (Endowment Investment & Spending, Development)

Food and Beverage
See the Greenwich full policy above

History Room
See Bethel full policy above

Holiday Decorations
 

Home Delivery
See Bethel full policy above

Interlibrary Loan
Wethersfield

Internet Polices
Danbury
Groton
Greenwich
Newington - Lucy Robbins Welles
CT State Library

Job Sharing

Media Policy
See full Westport policy above.

Meeting Rooms
Greenwich
Litchfield - Oliver Wolcott
Newington - Lucy Robbins Welles
Stratford
Wethersfield
Windsor

Mission Statements
New Britain
West Hartford
Westport

Museum Passes
See Bethel full policy above

Personnel
Brookfield
Marlborough
Stonington

Petitions/Soliciting
Greenwich

Proctoring
See the Litchfield and Marlborough full policies above

Public Access to Personal Computers
Danbury

Public Relations
See full Marlborough and Wallingford policies above

Security Cameras

Service Animals
Simsbury (PDF)

Social Software
WebJunction article

Soliciting on Library Premises
See Greenwich full policy above

Staff Development

Staff Use of Computers and the Internet

Technology Plans
Avon
Chester
Putnam
Stamford

Unattended Children/Vulnerable Adults (See also: Code of Conduct)
Litchfield - Oliver Wolcott
Wethersfield
Groton - Vulnerable Adults SEE PAGE 11

Volunteer Policy
West Hartford
Westport

Warming/Cooling Station
See full Groton policy above

Weather Closings
 

Whistleblowers
See full Greenwich and Litchfield policies above



 

Sample Job Descriptions

Sample Job Evaluations

General

Torrington Library, CT (available below)

Library Directors

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