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Mission Statement

The mission of the Warren County Library is to provide high quality, cost-effective, modern library services to all qualified residents of Warren County. Library services are planned in accordance with the identified needs of the residents and are provided equally and without discrimination to all qualified residents who adhere to the Library policies.

          Goals and Objectives:

          In order to fulfill its Mission Statement, the Warren County Library serves as:

          1. Educational support center for students of all ages
          2. Discovery and learning center for pre-school children
          3. Learning center for adult independent learners
          4. Center for information about the community
          5. Center for scholars and researchers to undertake limited research
          6. Recreational reading center of popular materials
          7. Information center for community businesses
          8. Comfortable quiet place to read, think, or work while using Library resources
          9. Community activities center (where facilities exist)
          10. General information center for community residents

Library Policies

Library policies are established by the Warren County Library Commission. Library Commission meetings are open to the public, and meeting dates are posted on the library website calendar. Click here to read recent Commission Meeting Minutes.

Click the links below to view PDF versions of the Warren County Library policys. A PDF viewer program is required to open the files.  A free PDF viewer program can be downloaded from the internet.  2 examples of such programs are Adobe Acrobat Reader and Foxit Reader.  At the bottom of the page are links to American Library Association documents on which these policies are based.  

Library Membership

  • Library Service Area
  • Types Of Membership
  • Children & Young Adults
  • Volunteer Membership
  • Identification
  • Courtesy Cards
  • Schools Eligible for Educator Cards
  • Open Borrowing Cards
  • Resolution 2014-14; Amendment 2015-10; Amendment 2016-15; Amendment 2017-17; Amendment 2017-18; Amendment 2018-8; Amendment 2020-5

3D Printing Policy

  • Resolution 2017-10; Amendment 2020-5

Circulation Policy

  • Library Cards
  • Borrowing Privileges
  • Return of Materials
  • Checkout of Library Materials
  • Loan Periods
  • Circulation Rules & Fees
  • Overdue Library Material
  • Reserving/Requesting Library Materials
  • Payment of Fines & Fees
  • Lost & Damaged Library Items
  • Resolution 2014-13; Amendment 2015-7; Amendment 2017-19; Amendment 2017-22; Amendment 2020-8; Amendment 2021-5; Amendment 2022-5; Amendment 2022-13

Code of Conduct (formerly known as the Patron Behavior Policy)

  • Introduction
  • Scope
  • Rules of Conduct
  • Enforcement
  • Violations of Major Offenses 1-12
  • Violations of Minor Offenses 13-29
  • Appeal Process
  • Resolution 1992; Amendment 2006; Amendment 2021-8

Collection Development Policy

Homebound Services Policy

  • Resolution 2017-5; Amendment 2020-5

Interlibrary Loan Policy

  • Introduction
  • Services
  • Resolution 2020-6
  • Amendment 2022-14

Library Security Camera Policy

  • Purpose
  • Privacy and Confidentiality
  • Public Notice
  • Data Storage
  • Authority to Access Data
  • Library Use of Images
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Disclosure
  • Unauthorized Access and/or Disclosure
  • Resolution 2014-8

Meeting Room Policy
Application & Forms

The completed application, insurance requirement checklist, and required documents can be emailed to meetingroomapplications@warrenlib.org, dropped off at a branch of the Warren County Library, or mailed to Warren County Library, Attn: Director, 2 Shotwell Drive, Belvidere, NJ 07823.

*Only groups with insurance need to fill out and sign the Insurance Requirement Checklist and Acknowledgment and Agreement of Meeting Room Policies and Compliance with Terms and Conditions of Use.

  • Introduction
  • Rules & Regulations
  • Eligibility to Reserve a Meeting Room
  • Reservations
  • Request for Reconsideration
  • Rights Reserved & Disclaimers
  • Resolution 2013-10; Amendment 2017-9; Amendment 2021-6; Amendment 2022-6; Amendment 2022-7; Amendment 2022-9

Minor Patrons Policy

  • Resolution 2000-04

Museum Pass Policy

  • Resolution 2010-16; Amendment 2020-5; Amendment 2022-12

Photography, Recording and Filming Policy

  • Policy Statement
  • Definitions
  • Amateur Photography
  • General Policy Regarding Permission
  • Photography and Video or Audio Recording by the Library
  • Approvals of Requests
  • Factors Considered for Approval
  • Exterior Photography
  • Media Requests
  • Academic or Research Projects
  • Commercial Photography or Major Projects
  • Recordings for Groups and Non-Library Events in the Meeting Room
  • Library Liability for Injuries
  • Photographic Releases
  • Photography Logistics
  • Resolution 2021-7

Privacy Policy

  • Purpose
  • Scope
  • Responsible Data Practices
  • Data Utilized in Library Service
  • Resolution 2014-9
  • Privacy Policy Appendix

Reference Policy

  • Introduction
  • Reference Services Defined
  • Reference Standards and Ethics
  • Types of Reference Services
  • Resolution 2016-7

Small Study Room Policy

  • Resolution 2013-09, resolution 2020-15, Resolution 2022-8

Volunteer Policy

  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Friends of the Library
  • Library Commision
  • Branch Volunteers
  • Becoming a Branch Volunteer
  • Volunteer Responsibilities
  • Resolution 2015-11

        Volunteer Application


American Library Association Principles

Library Bill of Rights

Access to Library Resources and Services for Minors

Access for Children and Young Adults to Nonprint Materials