Skokie 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 vision.

Our vision and mission


Skokie Public Library is the heart of a vibrant village where people of all ages and cultures engage in lifelong learning and discovery while participating in the life of the community.


As a springboard for personal growth and community development, Skokie Public Library promotes discovery, enrichment, and the exchange of ideas through a broad spectrum of materials, technologies, and experiences.

Using the library

Appropriate Library Use

General expectations of behavior in the library.  Icon Read (176.4 KB)

Unattended Children

Pertains to children younger than eight years old. Icon Read (50.3 KB)

Meeting Rooms

Types of organizations that can reserve meeting rooms.  Icon Read (165.8 KB)

ADA Policy

Statements related to the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Icon Read (58.3 KB)

Reciprocal Borrowing

Ability of residents of other communities to check out materials.  Icon Read (5.0 KB)

Internet Use

Provision and use of the Internet.  Icon Read (84.2 KB)

Laptop Use

Provision and use of laptops in the library.  Icon Read (21.0 KB)

3D Printers

Use of 3D printers and 3D design files in the library.  Icon Read (76.2 KB)

Best practices and ethics

ALA Code of Ethics

General ethical principles adopted by libraries.  Icon Read (80.0 KB)

Library Bill of Rights

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

Freedom to Read

Joint statement of the American Library Association and the Association of American Publishers. Read

Freedom to View

Statement of the American Film and Video Association. Read

Ethics and Gift Ban

State requirement related to behavior of government employees.  Icon Read (425.5 KB)


Guidance for how the library invests any available funds.  Icon Read (181.6 KB)

Resource Selection

Why the library selects which materials.  Icon Read (680.7 KB)

Retention of Records

Confidentiality and use of patron information.  Icon Read (29.0 KB)

Freedom of Information

Information about the Freedom of Information Act as it applies to the library.  Icon Read (23.2 KB)

Website Privacy

Privacy policies specifically related to the library website.  Icon Read (97.9 KB)