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Mission Statement

The mission of the Warren County Library is to provide high quality, cost-effective, modern library services to all qualified residents of Warren County. Library services are planned in accordance with the identified needs of the residents and are provided equally and without discrimination to all qualified residents who adhere to the Library policies.

          Goals and Objectives:

          In order to fulfill its Mission Statement, the Warren County Library serves as:

          1. Educational support center for students of all ages
          2. Discovery and learning center for pre-school children
          3. Learning center for adult independent learners
          4. Center for information about the community
          5. Center for scholars and researchers to undertake limited research
          6. Recreational reading center of popular materials
          7. Information center for community businesses
          8. Comfortable quiet place to read, think, or work while using Library resources
          9. Community activities center (where facilities exist)
          10. General information center for community residents

Library Policies

Library policies are established by the Warren County Library Commission. Library Commission meetings are open to the public, and meeting dates are posted on the library website calendar. Click here to read recent Commission Meeting Minutes.

Click the links below to view PDF versions of the Warren County Library policys. A PDF viewer program is required to open the files.  A free PDF viewer program can be downloaded from the internet.  2 examples of such programs are Adobe Acrobat Reader and Foxit Reader.  At the bottom of the page are links to American Library Association documents on which these policies are based.  

Library Membership

  • Library Service Area
  • Types Of Membership
  • Children & Young Adults
  • Phillipsburg Library Membership
  • Volunteer Membership
  • Identification
  • Courtesy Cards
  • Open Borrowing Cards
  • Resolution 2014-14; Amendment 2015-10
     

Circulation Policy

  • Library Cards
  • Borrowing Privileges
  • Return of Materials
  • Checkout of Library Materials
  • Loan Periods
  • Circulation Rules & Fees
  • Overdue Library Material
  • Reserving/Requesting Library Materials
  • Payment of Fines & Fees
  • Damaged Library Items
  • Resolution 2014-13


Privacy Policy

  • Purpose
  • Scope
  • Responsible Data Practices
  • Data Utilized in Library Service
  • Resolution 2014-9
  • Privacy Policy Appendix


Library Security Camera Policy

  • Purpose
  • Privacy and Confidentiality
  • Public Notice
  • Data Storage
  • Authority to Access Data
  • Library Use of Images
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Disclosure
  • Unauthorized Access and/or Disclosure
  • Resolution 2014-8


Meeting Room Policy

  • Non-Profit Groups
  • Meeting Room Use
  • Resolution 2013-10

Application for Meeting Room Use


Small Study Room Policy

  • Resolution 2013-09

 

Reference Policy

  • Introduction
  • Reference Services Defined
  • Reference Standards and Ethics
  • Types of Reference Services
  • Resolution 2016-7

 

Collection Development Policy

  • General Principles
  • Criteria for Selection and Materials
  • Selection Aids
  • Gifts and Memorials
  • Maintaining the Collection
  • Requests for Reconsideration of Materials
  • Resolution 2016-6

 

Volunteer Policy

  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Friends of the Library
  • Library Commision
  • Branch Volunteers
  • Becoming a Branch Volunteer
  • Volunteer Responsibilities
  • Resolution 2015-11

Volunteer Application

 

American Library Association

Library Bill of Rights

Access to Library Resources and Services for Minors

Access for Children and Young Adults to Nonprint Materials