Policy Purpose

To provide a statement of philosophy and identify key objectives that reflect the Mission Statement and Strategic Priorities of the Hamilton Public Library with regard to the collection management, and access to collections. To define the delegation of collections responsibilities. To establish procedures to address suggestions for purchase, gifts, donations and objections lodge

 Key Points Summary

  • The library’s collections policy outlines the philosophy and key objectives of the library’s collections development.
  • The ultimate accountability for the management of Library collections lies with the Chief Librarian but in practice is delegated to the Director of Collections.
  • The collections policy outlines the key criteria for the selection and deselection of materials.
  • The collections policy addresses suggestions for purchase, gifts, donations and objections lodged against items in our collection by community residents or organizations.

Read the detailed policy here.