C.M. Bailey Public Library policies are official statements adopted by our Board of Trustees.
These policies ensure that we operate in a way that fulfills the library’s mission and vision.
OUR MISSION & VISION
The Charles M. Bailey Public Library is a lifelong learning center serving Winthrop and surrounding communities and offering diverse resources for people of all ages. The library collection is uncensored and made available in accordance with the principles of intellectual freedom.
The Charles M. Bailey Public Library strives to add value in the lives of Winthrop area residents by providing collections, programs, and leadership that helps to develop the skills needed to succeed in all stages of life, and by creating occasions for the exchange of ideas, cultural experiences, and discovery.
The Bailey Library affirms the American Library Association’s Bill of Rights, Freedom to Read Statement, and the American Film and Video Association’s Freedom to View Statement listed below. The Bailey Library believes that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide service.
USING THE LIBRARY
The Library is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Maine Human Rights Act.
General expectations of behavior in the Library.
Policies governing use of closed circuit television (CCTV) to observe and record public areas in the Library.
Ability, procedures, and expectations of Bailey cardholders and residents of other communities as it relates to the borrowing of materials.
Facilities Use Policy
Guidelines and policies related to library-initiated programs, and the general use of the building.
Provision and use of the Internet.
Social Media Policy
Policies that govern the Library’s established social media sites.
BEST PRACTICES & ETHICS
Business & Finance Policy
Policy relating to the Library’s finances.
Collection Development Policy
Objectives and policies related to the selection of materials for our lending collection, donations, weeding, and requests for reconsideration.
Freedom of Access Policy
Learn about the Library, the records we keep, and how to make a Maine Freedom of Access law request.
Learn about the Library’s policies on privacy, information collection, confidentiality, and photography.