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Racine Public Library Policies & Procedures

Click through the PDFs below to learn about the library’s policies, procedures, rules and guidelines. Want to know how long you can check items out for? Or how you can access the items in the library’s history room? The answers are below! 

Policies and Procedures for Visitors

Circulation Policy

 

Who can borrow from the library? What are the rules for doing so?

Collection Development Policy

 

How does the library decide what to collect? How can the community make requests or complaints?

Equipment Use Policy

 

How can visitors use the library’s computers, 3D printers and other tech?

Equipment Use Rules and Regulations

 

What rules are there for using library technology?

Exhibit Space and Posting Policy

 

How does the library decide what community information and exhibits to display?

Freedom to Read Statement

 

Where does the library stand on visitors’ freedom to make their own choices about what to read?

Freedom to View Statement

 

Where does the library stand on visitors’ freedom to view films and other viewable media?

Internet Access and Wireless Network Policy, Rules and Regulations

 

How can visitors use the library’s internet and other electronic services?

Lost and Found Procedures

 

How does the library handle visitors’ lost items?

Programming Policy

 

How does the library plan programs? What can participants expect?

Public Records Policy

 

How can the public access government records?

Reconsideration of Library Materials Policy and Form

 

How can someone ask for the library to remove an item, and how does the library respond?

Rules of Behavior Policy

 

What rules do library visitors need to follow? How does the library handle serious concerns?

Social Media Policy

 

What does the library use its social media channels for? What should users expect when engaging with library accounts?

Equity Policies

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights

 

What are some of the ways the library builds equity in its work?

Hiring Policy

 

How does the library build equity and diversity in its hiring, training and promotion? 

Inclusive Services Statement

 

What are some of the ways the library remains inclusive?

Policies for Library Services

Home Delivery Service Policy

 

Who can use the library’s home delivery service? How does it work?

Public Use of Rooms Policy

 

How can visitors use the library’s study, meeting, history and other rooms?

Sensory Room Policy and Procedures

 

How can visitors use the sensory room, and what can they expect?

Policies and Procedures for Donors

Author and Artist Donation Policy

 

What are the guidelines for getting your work included in the library’s collection?

Donation Procedure

 

What kinds of book and item donations can the library accept?

Gifts and Donations Policy

 

How does the library handle different donations? What can donors expect?

Naming Rights Policy

 

How does the board decide what to name library spaces? When can a space be named after a donor or library supporter?

Board of Trustees Policies and Procedures

Bylaws of the Racine Public Library Board of Trustees

 

What rules does the library’s board follow? Who is on the board?

Executive Director Annual Review

 

How does the board review and assess the library’s executive director?

Fiscal Policy

 

How does the board handle the library’s finances?

Trust Fund Investment and Use Policy

 

How does the board manage the library’s trust funds?

Staff Policies and Procedures

CCTV Surveillance Policy

 

How does the library protect visitors’ privacy while capturing security camera footage? 

Data Privacy Policies

 

How do we protect information we collect about our visitors?

Emergency Procedures

 

How does library staff respond to emergencies?

Furniture and Equipment Disposal Policy

 

How does the library get rid of furniture and equipment it doesn’t need anymore?

Job Descriptions

 

What are the library’s teammates responsible for?

Staff Use of Equipment and Information Technology Policy

 

How can staff’s work computers be used?

These policies are written and updated by the executive director with the guidance of the library’s leadership team. Then, the library’s board of trustees reviews and approves documents to finalize them.

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