OLS staff create and regularly update a series of sample policies for use in Ontario Public Libraries. Written for the imaginary Trillium Public Library, the sample policies may be used and adapted by libraries according to their needs and situation. These samples policies may be used without prior permission, but any policies copied for educational and training purposes should give credit to the Southern Ontario Library Service.

OLS staff have also created a reference chart which provides background information on which policies are required under legislation and which ones would be required if a library was interested in pursuing accreditation through the Ontario Public Library Guidelines and Monitoring Council.


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Foundation Policies
By Laws
Governance Policies
Human Resources
Operational Policies
Volunteer Policies
Fundraising Policies