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:
- Spotlight on Meeting Room Policies
- Spotlight on Privacy and Confidentiality of Records
- Spotlight on Unattended Children
- Spotlight on Customer Behavior
- Spotlight on Reconsideration of Library Materials
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.
There are two sections in this topic. You can scroll down to see each section or you can click on the links below to go directly to a specific section.
List of Policy Templates by Type of Policy
Claims Returned/Never Had
Computer Training for the Public
Co-sponsored Programs in the Library
Distribution of Non-Library Materials
Emergencies and Disasters
Exhibits and Displays
Fees and Fines
Fund Raising and Donations
Inclement Weather and Closing
Library Cards for Non-Residents
Library Cards for Residents
Loan Periods and Loan Limits
Lost or Damaged Materials
Priorities for Reference Service
Programs in the Library
Staff Association Activities
Use of Library-Provided Personal Computers
To Generate Ideas: LTA’s New York State Policy Database: Search LTA’s NYS Policy Database
Database policies are to provide information and to spark ideas, but should be used in conjunction with the templates.