Skokie Public Library policies are official statements adopted by our Board of Trustees. These policies ensure that we operate in a way that 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, backgrounds, and cultures engage in lifelong learning and discovery while actively participating in the life of the community.
As a springboard for personal growth and community development, Skokie Public Library promotes discovery, enrichment, collaboration, and the exchange of ideas through a broad spectrum of resources and experiences.
Using the library
General expectations of behavior in the library.
Describes the range of potential consequences for misconduct.
Pertains to children younger than eight years old.
Types of organizations that can reserve meeting rooms.
Statements related to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Ability of Skokie cardholders and residents of other communities to check out materials.
Provision and use of the Internet.
Use of closed circuit television (CCTV) to observe and record public areas in the library.
Best practices and ethics
General ethical principles adopted by libraries.
Accountability over capital assets and information needed for the preparation of financial statements.
State requirement related to behavior of government employees.
Policy relating to the library's finances.
Information about the Freedom of Information Act as it applies to the library.
Guidance for how the library invests any available funds.
Policy regarding rules and guidelines for public participation at board meetings.
Policy regarding Board of Trustees attendance and participation in meetings via telephone, video, or internet.
Why the library selects which materials.
Confidentiality and use of patron information.
Information about our green practices and standards.
Privacy policies specifically related to the library website.
Policy to provide procedures for reporting improper governmental actions.