The Ennis Public Library is an integral part of the city government. The library provides specific services. The library will develop its collections, services, staff and facilities to meet the Texas Library Association Public Library Recommended Standards and the American Library Association Standards for Public Libraries.
The Ennis Public Library may extend services into the community through its programming. The library will use surveys and studies to identify the growing and changing needs of the community and plan effective services.
The Ennis Public Library is open 46 hours per week. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday closed.
The Ennis Public Library will cooperate with other libraries, information services, networks and systems -- local, state, regional, and national. The library will work with educational institutions and community agencies to provide more complete service.
Continuing education is a necessity for library staff members. Allowing attendance at seminars, conferences and workshops, and sponsoring continuing education programs encourage this important aspect of growth.
The Library Director will close the library when necessary with the approval of the City Manager. The library observes all holidays recognized by the City of Ennis. The Library Advisory Board may make recommendations concerning special opening and closing of the library. Notice will be posted in the library two weeks prior in advance of closing when possible.
All lost items will be placed in a designated area. If a name is available for the lost item, the owner will be called and/or a note will be placed on their record. All items will be dated and initialed.
The following items require immediate disposal due to possible health hazard:
The following items will be held for 30 days before disposal:
The following items will be held for 45 days before disposal:
Adopted November 26, 1984 -- Jim Templin, board chairman
Revised December 9, 1997 -- Mary Wade, board chairman
Reviewed and revised March 2014