Library Policies

Melrose Park Public Library policies are official statements adopted by our Board of Trustees. These policies ensure that we operate in a way that most effectively fulfills the Library’s Mission and Service Goals.

Using the Library

The following policies are PDF files, please use the free Adobe Reader program to read them.

Borrowing, Circulation, & Confidentiality

Borrowing privileges & responsibilities.

Collection Development

Collection development & responsibilities.

Computer & Internet Usage

Provision & use of the internet.

Hotspot Lending

Hotspot, borrowing privileges, & responsibilities.

iPad Lending

iPads, borrowing privileges, & responsibilities.


PODs & reservations, & use.

Photography & Video

Photography, video, & responsibilities.

Rules of Behavior

General expectations of behavior in the library.

Reference & Information Services

Reference & information services.

Unattended Children

Caregiver responsibilities for children younger than eight years old.

Best Practices & Ethics

The following practices and ethics are direct links from the American Library Association.

ALA Code of Ethics

General ecthical principles adopted by libraries.

Library Bill of Rights

Rights of library users as defined by the American Library Association.

Freedom to Read

Joint statement of the American Library Association & the Association of American Publishers.

Freedom to View

Statement of the American Film & Video Association.