Operating Policies


  • Appendix 0:      Rules for Procedure for Public Meetings and Hearings
  • Appendix 1A:   Guidelines for the Development and Implementation of Policies and Procedures Affecting Access to Library Materials, Services and Facilities
  • Appendix 2A:   Certain Rules and Restrictions on the Use of Services and Facilities
  • Appendix 2B:   Schedule of Fines and Fees
  • Appendix 2C:   Schedule of Loan Periods
  • Appendix 3A:   Hours of Operation
  • Appendix 3B:   ALA Statement of Professional Ethics
  • Appendix 3C:   ALA Library Bills of Rights
  • Appendix 4A:   Role of the Board of Library Trustees
  • Appendix 4B:   Role of the Trustee
  • Appendix 4C:  ALTAFF Public Library Ethics Statement
  • Appendix 4D:   Role of the Director
  • Appendix 6A:   Noise Zones
  • Appendix 7A:   ALA Freedom to Read Statement
  • Appendix 7B:   ALA Freedom to View Statement
  • Appendix 7C:   ALA Statement on Labeling Systems
  • Appendix 7D:   ALA Statement on Rating Systems
  • Appendix 8A:   Guidelines for Display Cases and Art Exhibits
  • Appendix 10A:  Use of Digital Resources
  • Appendix 10B:  Request to Permit Child's Access to Unfiltered Internet
  • Appendix 11A:  Officer's Request for Confidential Library Information

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Mission Statement

The Palatine Public Library District:

Your Destination for Knowledge, Entertainment, and Community

The Library:

  • Welcomes everyone
  • Supports your right to read, to view, to access information
  • Enriches your life through events, classes, services, resources, and technology
  • Offers opportunities for learning, creative fun, and connecting with others
  • Provides qualified, friendly staff
  • Operates with integrity and fiscal responsibility