Additional Library Policy Templates

Policy Development Templates

Creating Policies for Results: From Chaos to Clarity includes 36 policy templates.  Each template includes a list of questions to consider when evaluating, developing, or revising the policy statement and regulations relating to a specific issue.  Five of the 36 policy templates are available in the The Spotlight on topics:  

A sixth template, Borrowing Materials by Staff, is available in the Library Policy ABCs: Everything You Need to Know about Developing Library Policies topic.

The remaining 30 policy templates are available below. They have been arranged in alphabetical order. The List of Available Templates document is organized by type of policy: governance; customer services; circulation services; information services; and group services.

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List of Policy Templates by Type of Policy

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List of Policy Templates by Type of Policy

Section 2

Building Maintenance
Bulletin Boards
Claims Returned/Never Had
Community Presentations
Computer Training for the Public
Co-sponsored Programs in the Library
Customer Service
Distribution of Non-Library Materials
Emergencies and Disasters
Exhibits and Displays
Fees and Fines
Fund Raising and Donations
Inclement Weather and Closing
Interlibrary Loan
Internet Use
Library Cards for Non-Residents
Library Cards for Residents
Loan Periods and Loan Limits
Lost or Damaged Materials
Petty Cash
Priorities for Reference Service
Programs in the Library
Special Events
Staff Association Activities
Staff Committees
Use of Library-Provided Personal Computers

To Generate Ideas: LTA’s New York State Policy Database: Search Mid-Hudson Library System’s Policies Database Database policies are to provide information and to spark ideas, but should be used in conjunction with the templates.