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School Library Policies

Sampling of resources for districts and schools for developing and revising policies for selection, intellectual freedom, acceptable use, privacy, and weeding.

Collection Policies

Selection Policies

Each school district has its own selection and collection development policy which is approved by the governing board.

Internet Acceptable Use Policies

Sample policies that contain provisions for student use of computers, the network and the Internet, usually written as a contract between the parent and student and the school, are provided. Sampling of some acceptable use policies:

Intellectual Freedom Resources

  • American Library Association External link opens in new window or tab.
    The Office for Intellectual Freedom from the American Library Association provides a wide variety of information and helpful resources.
  • National Council of Teachers of English External link opens in new window or tab.
    This censorship guide provides background information, a statement regarding students' right to read, and guidelines for the selection of materials in English-language arts programs.

Weeding Resources

Other Resources

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, July 5, 2017
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