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Library Policies

Mission Statement

Our mission is to inform, inspire, and connect our diverse community. We provide
free, equitable access to cultural, technological, and educational enrichment and

Code of Conduct

The basis for conduct in the Library is respect for its use, by all patrons and staff.

Patron Code of Conduct


 The following behaviors are expected:

  • Careful use of library materials and property
  • Adherence to the rules of circulating materials
  • Quiet talk
  • Respect for the privacy of other patrons
  • Respectful discourse with staff and other patrons

The following behaviors are prohibited:

  • Leaving children under age 8 unattended by a responsible person at least 16 years of age
  • Any behavior including noise that is disruptive to library use
  • Abusive or obscene language, racial or ethnic epithets, slurs against gender or gender preference
  • Abuse, improper or unsafe use, or rearrangement of furniture, equipment or materials
  • Monopolizing or obstructing space and seating
  • Damage, tampering or theft of any property belonging to the Library or another patron
  • Distributing or posting unauthorized materials
  • Smoking anywhere on Library property
  • Eating
  • Having bodily hygiene offensive so as to constitute a nuisance to other persons. Such patron shall be required to leave the building.
  • Shirt and shoes are required, and all private parts covered.
  • Entering staff areas

Depending on the severity of the violation, individuals who have been asked to leave the building may be barred from returning to the library. Parents or guardians of minors will be notified. The Library Administration is responsible for maintaining order in the Library.

–Ben Gocker, Director

The Board of Education’s full policy is available by contacting the Administration Office at 845-563-3605, or under Governing Policies.

Governing Policies

Policy at the Newburgh Free Library is set and approved by the Board of Education of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District (NECSD).

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Library Strategic Plan 2022-2026

Central Library Strategic Plan 2022-2026

Funds Will Support

  • Acquisition of collections and databases, shared remotely with all member libraries and available in–house to central reference staff to assist them in supplying reference service to the region.
  • Piloting new services and formats on behalf of all members.
  • Marketing and promotion of services including reference and research assistance in collaboration with RCLS.
  • Evaluation and consultation on database acquisition with committee of consortium members.
  • Consultation with System and consortium members on marketing and promotion of resources.
  • Identification and implementation opportunities for coordinated training on resources.

Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials

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