Code of Conduct
Because the Library functions under U.S. law as a limited public forum, and as a public place is open to all who would visit and make use of it, it is necessary that it establish rules that govern proper and reasonable use and behavior, and to balance the rights of the users against those of the individual user. Included is a link to the Unattended Child Policy.
Collection Development Policy
This policy is established by the Library Board of Control to further public understanding of the purpose and nature of the library’s collection and to provide guidance and direction to the library staff for the development and maintenance of the Library’s collection. Included is a link to the Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials form
Computer Assistance Policy
This policy defines the level of assistance library staff can give patrons in using the public computers. This policy further protects patron privacy and disclaims library liability.
Social Software Policy for CPPL Users
Library social software is intended to create a welcoming and inviting online space where library users will find useful and entertaining information and can interact with library staff and other library users. Posting guidelines are detailed in this policy.
Use of the Library by Sex Offenders
This policy is to comply with Louisiana Revised Statute 14:91.2 (amended by Act 693), which became effective January 1, 2013 and bans sex offenders who have been convicted of sex offenses against persons under 13 from visiting or loitering within 1,000 feet of any public library in Louisiana, including all branches of the Calcasieu Parish Public Library (CPPL).
- Time, Manner and Place Restrictions: Sex offenders may ONLY be on CPPL property Tuesday and Friday during the first hour of library operation. Sex offenders are NOT allowed in any children’s area or teen area of any branch of CPPL.
- Violations: Violations of this policy will be reported immediately to law enforcement, and violators will lose all library privileges.
Adopted November 15, 2012 by the Calcasieu Parish Public Library Board of Control.