Library Policies

Some of our policies are included in the forms that apply to them. To see a list of library forms, please click here.

Policy Description
Account Information This section is for information on obtaining and maintaining a library card account at one of our four branches.
Bulletin Board This policy explains the library's policy concerning posters and fliers pinned to our public bulletin boards.
Circulation This policy explains the types of materials available at the library, their checkout period, and the fines and fees associated with their late return, loss, or damage.
Collection Development This policy explains how the library choose materials to add to our collection and may answer questions you have about donating items to the library.
Genealogy & Research Fees Patrons outside of Dubois County who would like our library to do genealogical research over the phone, via mail, or through e-mail should read this policy.
Internet The Internet and its available resources contain a wide variety of materials and opinions from varied points of view. In offering Internet access, the staff of the Library cannot control access points which often change rapidly and unpredictably. Users are hereby notified that they are responsible for the access points they reach. Parents of minor children must assume responsibility for their children's use of the Internet in the Library.
Rules of Behavior for Library Patrons To ensure the comfort and protection of all Library patrons and staff, and to prevent a few persons from making the use of the Library inconvenient and embarrassing to the majority of users, the Library has adopted the policy linked on the left.
Unattended Children The Jasper-Dubois County Contractual Public Library welcomes and encourages children to use the library's facilities and services. For the protection and well being of all children who use and enjoy our library this policy has been adopted.
Use of Library Grounds The Jasper Dubois County Contractual Public Library recognizes and supports the public's rights to free speech that includes presenting speeches, distributing petitions or other information, and advocating views or positions. However, the Library also has an obligation to provide library services to the public in an environment where access and privacy are maintained and where safe and unobstructed ingress and egress to Library property is provided.