Management Rules for Public Libraries

Closed 22 Apr 2018

Opened 22 Mar 2018


Under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 the Council is able to create and operate a set of Management Rules for Public Libraries which define the way the service should be used and the conduct of the people using the service. This includes library membership, periods of borrowing, charges, returns and recovery of items, damage and loss of items, inappropriate and offensive behaviour and penalties.

Why your views matter

The existing Management Rules were approved in April 2008 and expire on 15 May 2018. It is therefore necessary that a further set of Management Rules is made to continue to secure the purposes of those rules.

The main change to the proposed rules is to reflect the fact that the libraries are now managed by Live Borders on behalf of the Council. Changes are also being introduced to reflect a change in culture within libraries around the use of new technology and that libraries are no longer required to be places of silence.

What happens next

We will analyse all the comments that we receive. 

If substantive comments are received, they will be incorporated into a report that will be presented to the Council’s Executive in on 1 May for their decision. Otherwise, the revised management rules will be implemented as of 15 May 2018.


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