ADVICE & CONSULTING

SAMPLE POLICIES

SOLS staff create and regularly update a series of sample policies for use in Ontario Public Libraries. Written for the imaginary Trillium Public Library, the sample policies may be used and adapted by libraries according to their needs and situation. These samples policies may be used without prior permission, but any policies copied for educational and training purposes should give credit to the Southern Ontario Library Service.

For public libraries seeking the accreditation through the Ontario Public Library Guidelines and Monitoring Council, please consult this document that cross-references the sample policies with the requirements set out in the Ontario Public Library Guidelines. 

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Foundation Policies

Mission Statement - Policy Number: FN-01

Vision Statement - Policy Number: FN-02

Statement of Values - Policy Number: FN-03

Intellectual Freedom - Policy Number: FN-04, revised January 2018

Respect and Acknowledgement Declaration -Policy Number: FN-05, April 2018

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Contact Us

For assistance with policies, please contact Peggy Malcolm, Library Consultant