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    Library Policies

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    In order to provide library services to the community in a fair and consistent manner, the Library Board of Trustees establish the following policies.

    • Circulation Policy
      How to obtain a library card and using your library card. Other information details loan periods, library notices, patron barcodes, renewing and returning library materials.

    • Computer Internet Policy 
      Patron regulations for access to web based resources/information.

    • Conduct in the Library Policy
      Kirkendall Public Library's commitment to its users and its expectations of library users.

    • Fines and Fees Policy
      Fines and fees for late items and replacement charges for lost/damaged items.

    • Formal Displays & Exhibits Policy
      How individuals or groups can request placing exhibits or displays in the library.

    • Maker Space Policy
      Using Hatch for library activities, programs and meetings as well as how patrons can schedule times to use the equipment.
    • Materials Selection Policy 
      Guides librarians selecting materials and informs the public about the principles of guiding material selection decisions.
    • Meeting Room Policy
      Explanation of the use meeting spaces for library sponsored or co-sponsored programs, as well as possible availability for non-profit organizations. 
    • Presenter Policy
      Selecting and approving individuals or groups for library programs.

    Explanation of the process and procedure for the library to reconsider an item, display or service of the library.

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