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 2023. Valid through: June 2024.
Download the Policy Manual 2023-2024 in pdf format.
|Governance and Organizational Structure|
|GOV-1 Locations and hours||GOV-2 Library Board bylaws|
|GOV-3 Mission Statement||GOV-2 Library Goals|
|MNG-1 Confidentiality of library records||MNG-2 Copyright|
|MNG-3 Meeting room use||MNG-4 Exhibits and displays|
|MNG-5 Distribution of non-library materials||MNG-6 Digital Signage Information|
|MNG-7 Image, Voice, Intellectual Property|
|CUS-1 Patron Behavior||CUS-2 Unattended Dependent Persons|
|CUS-3 Exam Proctoring||CUS-4 Service Animals|
|CUS-5 Notary Public Services||CUS-6 Public Phone Access|
|CUS-7 Gathering Signatures/Petitions||CUS-8 Food Consumption|
|CUS-9 Lost Personal Identification Items|
|CIR-1 Library cards for Montana residents||CIR-2 Loan Periods and Loan Limits|
|CIR-3 Renewals||CIR-4 Holds|
|CIR-5 Claims Returned/Never Had||CIR-6 Fines|
|CIR-7 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 1-2:||Purpose of Collection Management Policy, Philosophy of Selection|
|Sections 3-6:||Scope of Collection, Scope of Outreach Services, Montana Room, Responsibility for the Collection|
|Sections 7-9:||Selection Criteria, Priorities for Selection, Customer Demand|
|Section 10:||Statements of Concern|
|Sections 11-13:||Gifts, Collection Management, Disposal of Withdrawn Materials|