Our Policies

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, audiocassette books, CD-ROM software, videos, DVDs, large print materials, graphic novels… 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 »

Computer Use and Internet Safety Policy

General use Public access computers are provided for use by cardholders of the Basehor Community Library. Patrons who are not cardholders may be permitted to use the public access computers as a guest, but this use may be limited.  Adults may use computers in the children’s library when accompanied by a child.  The library is not responsible for damage to and/or incompatibility with personal hardware or software that is used… Read more »

Our Circulation Policy

  This policy governs borrowing and using library materials. By applying for a library card, the patron agrees to abide by all library policy and procedures. Eligible Borrowers Residents of the library district. Residents of the area included within the Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS). Patrons under the age of 16 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian. A valid library card or other acceptable form of identification… 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 and/or… Read more »

Reserve a Meeting Room

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  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 the library’s… Read more »