Introduction to EPL Policies




It is an accepted fact that the establishment of a written statement of policy for the operation of the Ecorse Public Library (EPL) is a necessary an useful tool for both the Ecorse Public Library Commission and the Ecorse Public Library Staff.  Carefully written policies provide a continuity and a point of reference in times of confusion and/or disagreement..  The goal of the EPL is to make materials, resources, services and surroundings widely, easily and fairly available to the community.

EPL Policies comply with Federal, State and Local laws.  They are developed in accordance with the Library Bill of Rights and other American Library Association Guidelines which are included in our “Policies” tab/appendix.

All of the policies within have been approved by the Ecorse Public Library Commission.  They are periodically reviewed and subject to change.  The Library Director and the Library Commission welcome any comments and/or suggestions regarding these policies.




The internet and other electronic library resources offer access to a vast amount of information that can be personally, professionally and culturally enriching.  It is also important to note that the internet is also global and unregulated information network and not all sources on the internet provide accurate, complete or current information.  The Library staff neither monitors nor controls information accessed through the internet and is not responsible for its content, quality, accuracy or currency.  The provision of access by no means is given to imply that The Library endorses or sanctions the content or point of view of any of the information which may be found on the internet.  The Library assumes no responsibility for damages, direct or indirect that may arise from its connection to the internet.  Library patrons use the internet at their own risks.  Users are encouraged to be good information consumers by evaluating the validity of information accessed via the internet.


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