Library Policies

View our fines policy and click on any of the other links below to view other various library policies.

River Valley District Library Policy Manual:
  1. Library Mission Statement and Objectives
  2. Library Materials and Services Policies
    1. Freedom to Read
    2. Freedom to View
    3. Library Bill of Rights
    4. Collection Development Policy
      1. Selection Policy
      2. Request for reconsideration of materials
    5. Circulation Policy
      1. Services
      2. Equipment Borrowing
      3. Length of Loans
      4. Renewal
      5. Interlibrary Loan
      6. Return of Library Materials
      7. Fines
    6. Reference Service Policy
    7. Programming and Exhibits Policy
    8. Archive Policy
    9. Copyright Policy
    10. Equipment and Computer Usage Policy
    11. Copying/Printing/Fax Policy
    12. Public Use of Telephone Policy
    13. Disposal of Materials Policy
  3. Patron Policies
    1. Library Cards and Patron Records
      1. Library Card Policy
      2. Non-Residents
      3. Temporary Cards
      4. Library Records Confidentiality Act (75 ILCS 70/)
    2. Patron Conduct Ordinance
    3. Patron Expectation Policy
    4. Suspension of Privileges
    5. Firearms Policy
    6. Unattended Children Policy
    7. Patrons with Disabilities
    8. Complaints Concerning Library Staff Policy
  4. Personnel Policies (Under board review in Feburary 2018)
    1. Statement of Professional Ethics
    2. Job Descriptions
      1. Director
      2. Assistant Director
      3. Circulation Manager
      4. Technical Services Manager
      5. Adult/Teen Services Manager
      6. Youth/Children Services Manager
      7. Librarian/Programmer
      8. Circulation Supervisor
      9. Media Specialist
      10. Cataloger
      11. Page/Circulation Assistant
      12. Custodian
    3. Time-off/Leave Policy
      1. Paid Time Off
      2. Overtime/Compensation Time
      3. Holidays
      4. Jury Duty
      5. Voting Privilege and Donating Blood
      6. Leave (paternal/maternal, short term, long term)
    4. Staff Rights Policy
      1. At Will Employment
      2. Hiring
      3. Probationary Period
      4.  Performance Evaluations
      5. Continuing Education, Travel & Conferences
      6. Disciplinary Action and Termination
      7. Drug Free Work Place
      8. Social Security Numbers
      9. Harassment
      10. Sexual Harassment
    5. Salary Policy
    6. Development and Training
    7. Employee Acknowledgement Form
  5. Library Board
    1. Board of Trustees
    2. Bylaws
    3. Public Participation and Comment at Board Meetings
    4. Electronic Meetings Policy
    5. Annexation Petition to the Library District
  6. Library Building Policies
    1. Hours and Closures
    2. Petitions and Solicitations
    3. Postings/Notices/Bulletin Boards
    4. Use of Public Meeting Areas Policy
    5. Competitive Bidding Policy
    6. Indemnification and Insurance
    7. Electric Vehicle Charging Policy (under board review)
  7. Financial Policies
    1. Budget Policy
    2. Fund Balance Policy
    3. Credit Card Policy
    4. Petty Cash Policy
    5. Investment Policy
    6. Authority to Spend
  8. Emergency Preparedness Policies (under board review in February 2018)
    1. Emergency Closing Policy
    2. Weather Emergency
      1. Tornado
      2.  Fire
      3. Flood
      4. Blizzard
    3. Health Emergency
    4. Infestation
    5. Power-outage
    6. Bomb Threat
    7. Terrorist Threat
  9. FOIA
    1. FOIA Request Form
  10. Record Retention/Disposal
    1. Records Inventory
    2. Records Disposal Request Form
  11. Volunteer Policy
  12. Friends of the Library Policy
  13. Gift/Donation/Memorial Policy