Trails Regional Library Core Values

We are kind.

We treat each other and those we serve with empathy and compassion. We see every day as an opportunity to inspire new ideas and make someone smile.

We are inclusive.

The library is for everyone, and everyone is welcome here. We recognize and value diversity and intellectual freedom and believe it makes us stronger. Though we may be different, we always begin each interaction with the belief that others’ intentions are good.

We are open.

We cultivate a space where we can share differing opinions without judgment. We stay committed to each other by trusting, communicating, working through conflict, and being open to feedback. Each interaction is an opportunity to learn, even when it doesn’t go the way we hope.

Mission Statement

The mission of Trails Regional Library is to offer the residents of Johnson and Lafayette Counties opportunities to engage in educational and entertainment activities that enhance and enrich their lives.  Trails Regional Library endeavors to provide a well-managed, varied collection; contemporary, quality programs and services; effective, courteous customer service; and safe, inviting facilities.

Vision Statement

The vision for Trails Regional Library is to be essential to the needs of each resident of Johnson and Lafayette counties by providing, extensive, high-quality and varied collections, programs and services.


Policies of Trails Regional Library provide the link between our Mission and our operation. They are approved by the Board who are appointed to represent the entire district. As the governing body of the Library District, it is their responsibility to devise policies that will allow for the best use of library resources.

Policies shall be applied fairly and consistently to all patrons and employees. Questions about any policy or its implementation should be referred to a Branch Manager or to the Director.

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Library Services Policies

E101 Borrowing Limits
E102 Check out periods
E103 Circulation of materials
E104 Computer access
E107 Fees
E108 Interlibrary loan
E110 Meeting rooms and study rooms
E113 Library programs
E114 Reserves
E115 Selection of materials
E116 Weeding of collections

Administration Policies

A100 ALA statements
A101 Confidentiality of patron records
A102 Denial of services
A103 District library services
A104 District records
A105 Library cards
A106 Patron behavior
A107 Patron disabilities
A108 Volunteers
A109 Library-related organizations
A110 Library Communications and Publicity
A200 Audits
A201 Bank accounts and library funds
A202 Budgets
A203 Business conduct
A204 Capital assets
A205 Cash receipts
A206 Contracts
A207 Credit cards
A208 Gifts
A209 Insurance
A210 Investments
A211 Outstanding checks
A212 Purchasing and bidding
A213 Surplus property
A214 Tax exempt status
A215 Travel reimbursement

Facilities Policies

D100 Accessibility
D101 Keys to Library Facilities
D102 Liability
D103 Petitioning, Solicitation, Posting and Distribution of Literature
D104 Facility and Property Use
D105 Safety

Equipment and Technology Policies

C101 Computers
C102 Electronic Communication and Social Media
C103 Internet Access and Filtering
C104 Library Equipment and Vehicles

Board Policies

B100 Board meetings
B101 Consent agenda
B102 Public comments
B103 Conduct
Board Bylaws