The Collection Management Policy describes how the Burlington County Library System (BCLS) manages its vast collection of materials, including print, digital and online resources. This framework ensures that library tax dollars are wisely spent in acquiring and maintaining a well rounded collection that supports the needs of the community and the mission of the library.
In responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Burlington County Library System (Library) has instituted temporary measures to comply with emergency county, state and federal health and safety directives while providing viable and practicable services. This policy temporarily supersedes current library policies to the extent such policy would conflict with emergency measures taken in response to the current public health State of Emergency. The primary purpose of this policy is to ensure the safety of library employees and the public. Accordingly, the Library Commission will apply federal, state or county orders or directives taking into account the ability of the library to transition operations and services while expediently managing internal resources such as staffing, budget and administrative tasks.
The Burlington County Library System (BCLS) offers public use computers and other technology to access library and Internet resources, popular applications and software as well as a public wireless network.
The Burlington County Library System offers meeting spaces intended as gathering spaces used primarily for library programs and events. When a library program is not scheduled, these rooms are available to organizations that further the educational, cultural or civic needs of the county. The Burlington County Library Auditorium and meeting rooms are available on a rental basis. Community meeting rooms at branches are free of charge to local organizations. Study rooms at all locations are available to individuals or small groups for meetings or quiet workspaces free of charge.