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Connecticut Libraries Help Center: Sample Policies, etc.

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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: WebJunction Policies and ALA Intellectual Freedom Statements and Guidelines

Connecticut Sample Policies:

Full Library Policies

Alcohol - See Meeting Room
Book Discussion 

Bylaws
Cell Phones
Circulation and Patron Registration
Code of Conduct
Collection Development

Computer Use
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

Makerspace
Media Policy

 


Meeting Rooms
Mission Statements
Museum Passes
Notary

Personnel
Petitions/Soliciting
Proctoring                                         

Professional Development
Program
Public Relations
Re-Opening - Covid

Security Cameras
Service Animals

Social Media
Soliciting on Library Premises
Staff Development
Staff Use of Computers and the Internet
Study Rooms

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

 

** = POLICIES SHARED FEBRUARY 2022

Connecticut Full Library Policies  
**Avon

**Madison - Scranton Library 

**Norwalk

**Ridgefield

**Salem

Bethel
Granby
Greenwich
Hartford
Wallingford
Westport
West Hartford
Wethersfield

 

 Book Discussion

**Norwalk

Bylaws
 

Cell Phones

Circulation and Patron Registration
**Avon                                                                                                                                                                                                             

**Madison - Scranton

**Norwalk

**Norwalk - Children Card

**Norwalk - E-Reader

**Norwalk - Laptop

**Norwalk -Wifi Hot Spot

**Ridgefield - Kindle Fire for Kids
West Hartford
Westport

Code of Conduct/Behavior
**Avon                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Burlington
Greenwich

**Madison - Scranton 

**Madison - Scranton - Temp addendum due to covid

**Norwalk

**Ridgefield

**Salem
Westport

Collection Development
**Avon           

**Easton - see PDF below                                                                                                                                                                                            

**Madison - Scranton

**Ridgefield

**Salem

**Salem - material reconsideration
West Hartford

**Westbrook - See PDF below
Westport


 Computer Use

**Madison - Scranton

**Ridgefield

Confidentiality & Privacy
**Avon                                                                                                                                                                                                           

**Madison - Scranton

**Madison - Scranton - Website privacy

**Norwalk

**Ridgefield
Westport

Conflict of Interest
Westport

Discards
Greenwich

Donations, Gifts, and Memorial Funds
**Avon                                                                                                                                                                                                       

**Madison - Scranton

**Norwalk

E-Readers & Media Players

Exhibit and Bulletin Board
**Avon                                                                                                                                                                                                           

**Madison - Scranton

**Norwalk

**Salem

**Salem - application / release form
Westport 

Financial Development, Foundations, Investment & Endowments
Westport 

Food and Beverage
Greenwich

History Room
**Avon                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Holiday Decorations
 

Home Delivery

Interlibrary Loan
**Avon                                                                                                                                                                            

Internet Polices
**Avon                                                                                                                                                                                                             

CT State Library

Danbury

**Easton - See PDF below

**Madison - Scranton - Internet/Computer Use

**Madison - Scranton - Internet Safety

**Ridgefield

**Westbrook - See PDF below

Job Sharing

 Makerspace/3D/VR

**Avon - 3D Printing

**Avon - VR

**Ridgefield

**Ridgefield - form

**Salem - 3D

**Westbrook - See PDF below


Media Policy

Westport

Meeting Rooms
**Avon                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Greenwich

**Madison - Scranton

**Madison - Scranton - Temp addendum due to covid

**Westbrook - See PDF below
Windsor

Mission Statements

Museum Passes


 Notary

**Madison - Scranton


Personnel
 

Petitions/Soliciting
Greenwich

Proctoring
**Madison - Scranton

 Professional Development

**Avon 

Program

**Avon                                                                                                                                                                                                       

**Madison - Scranton

**Salem - permission slip
West Hartford

Public Relations
 

 Re-Opening - Covid

**Norwalk


Security Cameras

**Avon

**Madison - Scranton

Service Animals
**Easton - See PDF below

Social Media

**Avon

**Madison - Scranton
Milford

**Ridgefield
West Hartford 

Soliciting on Library Premises
Greenwich

Staff Development

Staff Use of Computers and the Internet

 Study Rooms

**Madison - Scranton

Technology Plans
Putnam

 Tutoring

**Avon

**Easton - See PDF below

**Madison - Scranton

Unattended Children/Vulnerable Adults (See also: Code of Conduct)
**Avon

**Easton - See PDF below

**Madison - Scranton

**Ridgefield

**Westbrook - See PDF below
More Unattended Children Policies

Volunteer Policy
**Avon

**Madison - Scranton

West Hartford

Warming/Cooling Station
 

Weather Closings
**Ridgefield

Westport

Whistleblowers
Greenwich



 

Sample Job Descriptions

Sample Job Evaluations

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