Our Policies

Surplus Property Policy

All library collection materials that are removed from circulation will be given to the Friends of the Basehor Library for sale in their annual book sale or other means of disposal at their discretion. All library office and computer equipment, furniture, and other tangible property that is removed permanently from service will be given to the Friends of the Basehor Library for sale in their annual book sale or other… Read more »

Our Program Policy

  Basehor Community Library Program Policy: The Basehor Community Library tries to offer a variety of quality programs for the enrichment of the Basehor community. Programs are generally developed a few months in advance of the program date. The library does not typically pay for programs, though there are some exceptions. The library’s Planning Group, which meets regularly, develops library programs in the following categories: Library-Produced Programs are both developed… Read more »

Confidentiality of Library Records Policy

  Because the library must maintain trust with members of the public, the Board of Trustees of the Basehor Community Library shall make every reasonable and responsible effort to see that information about the patron and the patron’s individual information choices remain confidential.  For people to make full and effective use of library resources, they must feel unconstrained by the possibility of others being aware of the books they read,… Read more »

Reserve a Meeting Room

Meeting Room Policy The Basehor Community Library welcomes the use of its two meeting rooms to governmental agencies, non-profit groups engaged in educational, civic, cultural and charitable activities who agree to abide by this policy. The meeting rooms are primarily for use by the library, library sponsored programs and library related organizations. However, when not required for these functions, the meeting rooms are available for other groups in support of… Read more »

Budget and Finance Policy

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND In January, 1990 the Basehor Community Library Board of Directors established a capital improvement fund pursuant to K.S.A. 12-1258. The board will annually transfer up to, but not exceeding, ten percent (10%) of the county tax funds received to the capital improvement fund. Funds will be allocated as needed according to statute for major capital improvements, or may be transferred back into the general fund. MONETARY GIFTS… Read more »

Collection Development Policy

  The purpose of this policy is to guide in the selection of materials and to inform the public about the principles upon which selections are made. Collection Development includes the planning, selection, acquiring, cataloging, and weeding of all library materials. Library materials include, but are not limited to the following: books, periodicals, reference works, newspapers, books on CD, videos, DVDs, large print materials,  and graphic novels. I. Mission Statement… Read more »

Wireless Network Acceptable Use Policy

  In order to use the wireless network you agree to comply with all of the following conditions: I will comply with all state and federal laws and the Basehor Community Library policies and procedures. I will not use the network in a way that disrupts the use of the network by others. This includes but is not limited to downloading large files and streaming audio or video. I understand… Read more »

Code of Conduct for Patrons of Basehor Library

  This Code of Conduct is intended to encourage behavior that supports the library’s Code of Service in providing a safe, clean, organized, and appropriate environment.  Behavior becomes unacceptable when it interferes with this Code of Service, compromises the rights of others, causes damage to buildings or equipment, or causes injury to oneself or others.  Those willing to modify unacceptable behavior are always welcome to stay.  However, those unable to… Read more »

Code of Service Policy

  Our pledge to you: The library public is entitled to easily accessible library collections in a safe, clean, organized, and appropriate environment staffed with friendly, courteous people. Each member of the library public is to be welcomed, fairly and courteously, without discrimination. Service to the public takes precedence over the library’s internal paperwork and internal communications. Information given to the library public will be based on verifiable, current sources,… Read more »

Unattended Children Policy

  The Board of Directors hopes that the children who use the library will find the facility to be a warm and inviting place to develop a love of books, reading, and the library. Prompted by genuine concern for the safety and well-being of this community’s children, the Board of Directors has adopted a policy for unattended children. This policy affirms that library personnel do not take the place of… Read more »