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Welcome - Sample policies
This LibGuide is a compilation of recently adopted library policies that libraries can use as models for their own facility. The sub-categories listed on each tab come from the 2015 Handbook for Library Trustees Recommended Policies Checklist. This handbook was revised in October 2016.
Updated - 2016 Handbook for Library Trustees
by Jerry Nichols
The Handbook is intended to be kept in a binder or folder along with other important documents such as the Library’s Bylaws, Policy Manual, and Long-Range Plan, so that updated information can be added as needed. This online version includes live web links and is searchable using the (CTRL F) function on your keyboard. It is an important companion to this Handbook.
The policies and procedures presented in this database are meant to provide guidance and to generate ideas. They are for informational purposes, only. RCLS does not recommend or endorse any specific policy.