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- Appropriate Library Use Policy
The Bossier Parish Library System is supported by the taxes of Bossier Parish residents who expect each of our facilities to be clean, comfortable, and safe places for selecting materials, reading, researching, studying, writing, and attending Library programs and meetings. To this end, the Library Board of Control is responsible for establishing rules of conduct to protect the rights and safety of Library patrons, volunteers, and staff, and for preserving and protecting the Library’s materials, equipment, facilities, and grounds.
- Borrowing Library Materials Policy
In order to borrow materials from the library, a patron must have an account in good standing and present his/her library card or valid picture ID. The library card and a valid picture ID must be presented when materials require a cash deposit. A check-out history of at least 6 months must be established before borrowing non-traditional materials. The patron is responsible for all materials checked out on the account. Parent(s) or legal guardian(s) take responsibility for children ages 17 and under.
- Child Safety Policy
Bossier Parish Library is dedicated to providing a safe, welcoming, and friendly environment for patrons of all ages.
- Electronic Access Policy
In conjunction with its mission to open doors to ideas and information by providing access to an array of materials, programs, and technologies that inform, educate, and entertain, the Bossier Parish Library offers the privilege of Internet access for educational, research and information purposes. This privilege, however, carries with it personal responsibilities.
- Fines and Fees Policy
Bossier Parish Library strives to maximize access to all library materials. The library and its patrons share a responsibility for the collection and as such, the library expects its patrons to return borrowed materials on time and to treat them with care. To help ensure that materials are available for all, the Library Board of Control establishes fees for overdue, damaged, lost materials, and processing fees.
- Meeting Room Policy
In keeping with its vision to be Bossier Parish’s leading source of information and learning to enable the community to imagine, explore, and discover the world, the library provides meeting rooms at no charge for public meetings of a civic, cultural or educational nature, when not needed for library purposes. These rooms may be used by members of the community for the presentation and exchange of information and opinions of all kinds. The library makes these rooms available on equal terms to all persons and groups, regardless of opinion or affiliation. The use of meeting rooms does not imply the library’s endorsement of any ideas expressed in the meeting nor of the goals, objectives, or ideals of the person or organization using library facilities. No advertisements or announcements implying such endorsement will be permitted.
- Proctoring Policy
Bossier Parish Library values and supports learning and distance education by providing limited exam proctoring services for written and online examinations. This service is based on the availability of personnel, facilities, and technology and must not compromise other library services. Computer and wireless Internet use is subject to the Internet Use Policy of the Bossier Parish Library.
- Reference Services Policy
Bossier Parish Library offers reference services in support of its mission to open doors to ideas and information by providing access to an array of materials, programs, and technologies that inform, educate, and entertain
- Registration Policy
The Bossier Parish Library System issues library cards free of charge to all residents of Bossier Parish. Persons who live, attend school, own property, or employed in Bossier Parish are eligible for a library card. A valid library card entitles the owner to borrow any materials from Bossier Parish Library which are available for loan. All library cards are subject to the rules governing the borrowing of library materials from the Bossier Parish Library System as outlined in the Borrowing Library Materials Policy.
- Sex Offenders Policy
In accordance with its by-laws, the Bossier Parish Library Board of Control has adopted on this 27th day of September, 2012 the following policy for the purpose of:
1. Compliance with the statutory mandates set forth in La. R.S. 14.91.2.
2. Protecting children from contact with persons who have been convicted of sex offenses where the victim was under 13 years of age.