Official Library Policies
These policies have been adopted by the Board of Trustees of Billings Public Library, using Creating Policies for Results by Sandra Nelson and June Garcia (Chicago, ALA, 2003) . Questions or comments about these or other policy issues may be directed to the Board of Trustees, Billings Public Library, 510 N. Broadway, Billings MT 59101.
The policies are reviewed annually by the Billings Public Library Board. Use the left-column buttons to view the Policy Manual on line.
Updated: July 2016. Valid through: June 2018.
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|Governance and Organizational Structure|
|GOV-1 Locations and hours||GOV-2 Library Board bylaws|
|MNG-1 Confidentiality of library records||MNG-2 Copyright|
|MNG-3 Meeting room use||MNG-3 Community Room, Garden, & Butler's Pantry|
|MNG-3 Computer Classroom Use||MNG-3 Conference Room Use|
|MNG-3 Digital Learning Lab Use||MNG-3 Study Rooms Use|
|MNG-4 Exhibits and displays||MNG-5 Distribution of non-library materials|
|CUS-1 Customer behavior||CUS-2 Parental Guidance|
|CUS-3 Unattended dependent persons||CUS-4 Exam Proctoring|
|CIR-1 Library cards for Montana residents||CIR 1.1 Computer and Internet Access Library Card|
|CIR-2 Library cards for out of state residents||CIR-3 Loan periods and loan limits|
|CIR-4 Renewals||CIR-5 Holds|
|CIR-6 Claims returned/never had||CIR-7 Lost or damaged materials|
|CIR-8 Fines and fees||CIR-8.1 Replacement Fees|
|INF-1 Priorities for reference service||INF-2 Interlibrary loan|
|INF-3 Use of Library Computers and Network Resources||INF-3.1 Limitations on Internet Access|
|GSV-1 Programs in the library||GSV-2 Tours|
|Collection Management Policy|
|Sections 1-4:||Mission Statement, Goals, Purpose of Collection Management Policy, Philosophy of Selection|
|Sections 5-8:||Scope of Collection, Scope of Outreach Services, Montana Room, Responsibility for the Collection|
|Sections 9-11:||Selection Criteria, Priorities for Selection, Customer Demand|
|Section 12:||Statements of Concern|
|Sections 13-16:||Gifts, Collection Management, Disposal of Withdrawn Materials, Internet|