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Minimum Conditions for Public Libraries in Oregon

Minimum Conditions for Public Libraries in Oregon

Public Library Policies

Minimum Condition: Have basic policies in place and accessible online for collection management, circulation and patron confidentiality that incorporates relevant American Library Association (ALA) professional ethical codes, rules, and guidelines.

Example collection management policies:

Example circulation policies:

Example collection patron confidentiality policies:

Josephine Community Libraries has an entire Operations Policies Manual available online (PDF):

  • Patron Privacy and Confidentiality of Library Records is in Section 3-1
  • Collection Development is in Section 3-2
  • Circulation is in Section 3-6