The mission of the Gleason Public Library is to facilitate life-long learning and growth for all community members through free access to materials and services; collaborative partnerships; and opportunities to engage and learn from one another. As the Board of Trustees adopts policies, they will be made available at this location.

WEATHER CLOSING POLICY (revised September 2017)

In case of inclement weather, the Gleason Public Library will have a delayed opening of noon, if the Carlisle Public Schools are closed. Should the weather continue to be hazardous, the library will post its hours of operation on the Gleason Public Library homepage.


Art at the Gleason Policy and Contract, adopted May 12, 2014; updated 2019.

Checkout Policy, effective February 16, 2016; last updated 2021 (Checkout FAQs | Proxy Form)

Collection Development Policy, adopted May 4, 2006, amended April 20, 2011 and December 10, 2020, and Statement of Concern form (pdf), adopted April 29, 2010, updated June 10, 2021.

Display of Community Information, adopted June 7, 2000, amended April 21, 2011 and February 4, 2021.

Donations & Gifts Policy, adopted March 8, 2000, amended October 13, 2020.

Gleason Public Library Expectations, adopted September 9, 2004, revised December 8, 2017 and August 19, 2021.

Internet Use Policy, adopted May 12, 2005, and updated May 10, 2012.

Meeting Room Policy, updated January 19, 2018, and Hollis Room Agreement (pdf)

Privacy Policy, adopted November 7, 2003 (Patriot Act), and updated March 9, 2021.

Reciprocal Borrowing Policy, adopted November 4, 2003

Recognition Policy, adopted November 10, 2016, amended October 13, 2020.

Social Media Policy, adopted April 3, 2012.

Special Collections Policy, adopted June 17, 2005; revised August 31, 2018

Unattended Children Policy, adopted November 18, 2004; revised August 24, 2017

Volunteer Policy, adopted February 14, 2013

Wireless Policy – see Internet Use Policy.

See Circulation Policies for information on library cards, circulation periods, fines, etc.

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