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Policies

  • Circulation
  • Collection Development
  • Computer/Internet
  • Conduct
  • Confidentiality of Patron Information
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Public Services
  • Strategic 5 Year Plan
  • Vision/Mission

Circulation Policy

  Patronage   Residents of the City of Blair will be issued, without charge, a library card valid for a period of three years.  Citizens residing outside the city limits of Blair will be charged a non-refundable $25.00 annual household fee for borrowing privileges.  (For library purposes, a household will be considered all individuals who …

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Collection Development Policy

The Blair Public Library is committed to: Maintaining an up-to-date collection of basic works of lasting value. Providing timely materials expressing a variety of opinions on issues of current and historical interest. Purchasing appropriate quantities of items in current demand. Purchasing or borrowing items requested by users in accordance with policy. Supplying self-help materials for …

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Computer/Internet Policy

Computers are available for public use in the Blair Public Library.  The uses for these computers include searching the Library’s catalog, word processing and Internet access. It is the responsibility of the patron to demonstrate good judgment, respect for others and appropriate conduct while using the computers.  Using the computers is a privilege which may …

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Conduct

No food or uncapped drinks are allowed in the library. The courteous use of cellular phones is allowed within the library.  Conversations that are loud or disruptive to other patrons may result in the patron being asked to move to the entrance foyer.  Patrons being served at the Circulation Desk may be asked to remove …

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Confidentiality of Patron Records

As part of the library’s mission to encourage free access to library materials and information, the Blair Public Library is committed to preserving the confidentiality of its patron records.  The following policies are followed by staff to protect the patron’s privacy:   Information about a patron’s circulation record will be given only to the library …

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Interlibrary Loan Policy

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) offers Library customers the opportunity to request and receive books that are not owned by the Blair Public Library (BPL). Through ILL, you have access to the circulating book collections of all the library systems in Nebraska, as well as universities and public library systems throughout the United States.  Patron’s account must …

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Public Service Policy

Policy Statement: Customer Service is an integral part of the Blair Public Library’s service to Blair’s diverse population.  Policy:  During interactions with library staff, customers can expect to: Be acknowledged appropriately; Be treated courteously and respectfully; Be valued for their input; Receive the same high standard of service regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, …

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Public Use of Library Facilities Policy

Public Use of Library Facilities Policy   The Blair Public Library seeks to provide quality Library service to all users in a safe and pleasant environment. Library Facilities will promote and support its mission. The facilities will provide an environment that is welcoming, physically comfortable, clean, safe, and supports the technological and informational needs of …

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Complaints

Blair Public Library  Patron Complaint Policy   While the Blair Public Library tries to provide the highest levels of satisfaction and service to its patrons, we recognize that occasionally a patron may wish to make a complaint. A Library patron may choose to start by making his or her complaint on an informal, oral basis …

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Personal Mangagement/Finance

Personnel Management     All employees working at the Blair Public Library are employees of the City of Blair, Nebraska.  Library employees will follow the guidelines set forth in the City of Blair Personnel Manual.  Professional Development is encouraged by the City of Blair and employees are encouraged to approach the Library Director regarding educational …

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