Policies, Procedures and Guidelines
The Puyallup Public Library endeavors to have clearly understandable policies, guidelines and best practices to ensure fair access to a wide range of materials and services.
Policies are periodically reviewed and updated to reflect the current best practices for public libraries. Our advisory board reviews any policy updates and changes before they are adopted.
Also listed on this page and through links are procedures and guidelines the library adheres to. The policies state broad objectives, such as "The library will provide internet access." or "The library will issue borrower cards." The guidelines enhance the policies by outlining the parameters under which these policies operate. For example, "Borrower cards expire every four years." or "Internet access is restricted to a maximum of four hours per day."
Finally, we reference external organizations that further define our mission and operating procedures, such as the American Library Association's Code of Ethics or the Washington Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Statement.
For questions and concerns regarding our policies and guidelines, please contact us or attend one of the open public meetings of our advisory board.