Library Policies

Policies govern many aspects of library services and are approved by The Seattle Public Library board of trustees. All of our policies are reviewed by the City Attorney's Office and approved by our board of trustees.
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Current Policies
Current Policies
Borrower Eligibility and Responsibilities
Policy adopted by The Seattle Public Library board of trustees.
EXPLORE BORROWER ELIGIBILITY AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Bulletin Board and Information Distribution Areas
Policy adopted by The Seattle Public Library board of trustees.
EXPLORE BULLETIN BOARD AND INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION AREAS
Confidentiality of Patron Information
Policy approved by The Seattle Public Library board of trustees.
EXPLORE CONFIDENTIALITY OF PATRON INFORMATION
Diversity
Policy adopted by The Seattle Public Library board of trustees.
EXPLORE DIVERSITY
Donor Recognition
Policy adopted by The Seattle Public Library board of trustees.
EXPLORE DONOR RECOGNITION
Exhibits
Policy approved by The Seattle Public Library board of trustees.
EXPLORE EXHIBITS
Fees for Convenience Services
Policy approved by The Seattle Public Library board of trustees.
EXPLORE FEES FOR CONVENIENCE SERVICES
Filming and Photography
Procedure approved by The Seattle Public Library Chief Librarian.
EXPLORE FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Food and Beverages in the Library
Policy approved by The Seattle Public Library board of trustees.
EXPLORE FOOD AND BEVERAGES IN THE LIBRARY
Intellectual Freedom In Libraries
Policy adopted by The Seattle Public Library board of trustees.
EXPLORE INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM IN LIBRARIES
Library Facilities and Meeting Rooms Use
Policy approved by The Seattle Public Library board of trustees.
EXPLORE LIBRARY FACILITIES AND MEETING ROOMS USE
Library Restrooms
Policy approved by The Seattle Public Library board of trustees.
EXPLORE LIBRARY RESTROOMS
Materials Donation
Policy approved by The Seattle Public Library board of trustees.
EXPLORE MATERIALS DONATION
Nondiscrimination: Complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act
Policy adopted by The Seattle Public Library board of trustees.
EXPLORE NONDISCRIMINATION: COMPLYING WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
Online Privacy and Terms of Use
Privacy notice disclosing the information gathered when using The Seattle Public Library's electronic services.
EXPLORE ONLINE PRIVACY AND TERMS OF USE
Public Use of Children's Areas
Policy adopted by The Seattle Public Library board of trustees.
EXPLORE PUBLIC USE OF CHILDREN'S AREAS
Public Use of the Internet
Policy approved by The Seattle Public Library board of trustees.
EXPLORE PUBLIC USE OF THE INTERNET
Race and Social Justice
Policy adopted by The Seattle Public Library board of trustees.
EXPLORE RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Requesting Accommodations
Procedure approved by The Seattle Public Library Chief Librarian.
EXPLORE REQUESTING ACCOMMODATIONS
Rules of Conduct
Policy approved by The Seattle Public Library board of trustees.
EXPLORE RULES OF CONDUCT
Selection and Withdrawal of Materials
Policy approved by The Seattle Public Library board of trustees.
EXPLORE SELECTION AND WITHDRAWAL OF MATERIALS
Service Animals
Procedure approved by The Seattle Public Library Chief Librarian.
EXPLORE SERVICE ANIMALS
Unattended Children
Policy approved by The Seattle Public Library board of trustees.
EXPLORE UNATTENDED CHILDREN
Volunteer Services
Policy adopted by The Seattle Public Library board of trustees.
EXPLORE VOLUNTEER SERVICES
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