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Public Library Sample Policies

The State Library offers support for policy development workshops for public library directors, boards, and/or library staff. Please email Sharon Morris to request support for your library.

Can't find what you're looking for or a link is broken? Contact the State Library for policy types and samples not listed here.

Disclaimer: The language in these sample bylaws and policies may not be the most current version of each. The policies are not endorsed by the State Library; they are simply offered as resources as you develop and/or review your own policy. Sample policies may not be appropriate for every library. Please consult with an attorney for legal advice on bylaws or policy development as appropriate. 


The document that dictates how the board will govern itself, in contrast to policies which inform the behavior, actions, and principles of a library. 


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For more information, contact the Colorado State Library, 303-866-6900.