All locations will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24 and will remain closed on Thursday, Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving.

All locations will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24 and will remain closed on Thursday, Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving.

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Policies

CHECKOUTS & FEES

Log into your account to see the due date of all materials you have checked out.  Most books may be checked out for 21 days; download the complete schedule below.

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CODE OF CONDUCT

To meet the goal of offering the best possible service to library visitors, the St. Joe County Public Library has established the following standards of behavior while patrons are on library property. All persons are required to wear shirt and shoes while on library property. Children under the age of seven must be under the direct supervision of a person age thirteen or older.

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COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY

The St. Joe County Public Library Materials Selection policy exists to serve as a guide in the selection of materials and to inform the public about the principles upon which selections are made.  

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PUBLIC SERVICE POLICY MANUAL

The Public Service Policy Manual is a document which brings together useful information and guidelines for operations within SJCPL and concerning public use of Library buildings, services, resource and materials.  

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RECONSIDERATION OF LIBRARY MATERIAL

If you would like us to reconsider an item in our collection, please download and print the form below and submit it to an SJCPL staff member.

View the reconsideration form.


All Library policies are set and approved by the St. Joe County Public Library Board, learn more about the Library Board here. To contact a Library Board Member, please direct correspondence to:

ATTN: (Name of the Board Member)
Library Administration, Third Floor
St. Joseph County Public Library
304 South Main Street
South Bend, IN 46601-2230

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