Introduction

The Windsor Public Library is governed by two sets of policies, those of the library itself and those of the City of Windsor. Policies provide a framework for decision making that ensure consistency throughout the Windsor Public Library system. The library specific policies are based on the Public Libraries Act, R.S.O.1990,C.p44 and are supported by the City of Windsor’s policies and the WPL/City Service Agreement.

Policies are defined as a set of principles to guide decision making; they are a “high level, what and why statement of intent”. Library specific policies are established, monitored and regularly reviewed by the Windsor Public Library Board. They include:

  • Foundation Policies are the fundamental building blocks upon which the library is built. They include the library mission, vision and values; Intellectual Freedom Policy, and Material Selection Policy that outlines what library resources are purchased. The Foundation Policies were passed by the Windsor Public Library Board in February 2015 and are reviewed every three years.
  • Governance Policies define how the Library Board operates, including principles of governance, delegation of authority, Board powers, duties and composition, Board meetings, etc.
  • Operational Policies outline the rules that guide the operation of the library, including protection of property, circulation of material, library services and programs.

Library Procedures are the implementation of these polices and describe who, when, here and how a policy is carried out. The CEO is responsible for establishing, monitoring, training and reviewing library procedures.

The Windsor Public Library also follows the City of Windsor policies. If you have any questions about the Windsor Public Library policies, please contact:

Kitty Pope
CEO
Windsor Public Library
kpope@windsorpubliclibrary.com
519-255-6770 Ext: 4425