This page is devoted to helping you to develop and refine policies appropriate to your library. It does this by including examples of policies, whenever possible from member libraries of SELS. If you know of a member library with some really good policies which aren’t on this page, please let us know!
Regarding the statute cited to the right, note that a few libraries have advisory boards (only allowed with a certain population size), and in this case the city council has the power to approve policy. With most of our libraries, however, this power resides solely with the library board.
Section 51–212 of the Nebraska State Statutes states that library use is “subject always to such reasonable regulations as the library board may adopt to render such library of the greatest use to the inhabitants of the city, village, county, or township. The board may exclude from the use of the library and reading rooms any person who willfully violates or refuses to comply with rules and regulations established for the government thereof.”