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The Library functions under United States law as a limited public forum. Please view the policies below for additional information.

    • The purpose of the Circulation Policy is to balance the Library's service of supplying information with the need to monitor and retrieve library materials so they are available for others.

    • As a public place open to all who would visit and make use of it, it is necessary that it establish rules also known as the Code of Conduct Policy that govern proper and reasonable use and behavior, and to balance the rights of the users against those of the individual user.

    • The Collection Development Policy is established by the Library Board of Control.

      • It helps users understand the purpose and nature of the library’s collection.
      • It provides guidance and direction to the library staff for the development and maintenance of the Library’s collection.
      • The policy includes a link to the Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials form.
      • Learn more about donations and memorials.
      • Collection Development Policy
    • The Electronic Use Policy lists the library’s internet usage policy.

      • It lists the acceptable and unacceptable uses of electronic resources.
      • The Electronic Use Policy lists the library’s internet usage policy.
      • Information regarding WiFi in the library.
      • Electronic Use Policy
      • The Meeting Room policy details rules and guidelines for using meeting rooms.

      Meeting Room Policy

    • The Privacy Policy addresses patrons’ concerns about privacy on the Internet, and information contained in library records, photos, and video footage.

      Privacy Policy

      • Library social software is intended to create a welcoming and inviting online space.
      • It provides library users useful and entertaining information.
      • It provides an interactive space for library staff and other library users.
      • Posting guidelines are detailed in the Social Software Policy for CPPL Users.
      • Social Software Policy
    • 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).

      • Sex offenders may ONLY be on library property on Tuesdays and Fridays during the first hour of library operation.
      • Sex offenders are NOT allowed in any children’s area or teen area of any branch of Calcasieu Parish Public Library.
      • 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.

    • Pursuant to CPPL Policy 4.9 Smoking, for the safety, health and comfort of all employees and visitors, smoking, the use of vapor products or smokeless tobacco products in or on the grounds of any Library facility will not be permitted.

Fight Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

  • Contact the Louisiana Legislative Auditor (LLA) Hotline if you suspect the misappropriation (theft), fraud, waste, or abuse of public funds by anyone.