Public Service Policies Manual
The Library is a place that belongs to everyone. The Hamilton East Public Library Board establishes policies to assure the safety of users and staff, to protect the Library resources and facilities from damage, and to guide behaviors in order to provide unimpeded use of the library and normal staff functions without conflicts to the mission of the library.
The mission of the Hamilton East Public Library is to be our community’s essential connector to information and ideas.
The vision of the Hamilton East Public Library is to be a connected library in a connected community.
Innovation • Discovery • Equality • Accessibility
Hamilton East Public Library aspires to be an essential participant in progress toward racial and social equity in our community and beyond.
In keeping with our mission, vision, and guiding principles (Innovation, Discovery, Equality, and Accessibility), we affirm the dignity of all humankind through development of inclusive policies, physical and virtual environments, and in all aspects of our community role.
We strive to embed equity, diversity, accessibility and inclusion into the framework of everything we do.
Our shared goal at Hamilton East Public Library is to provide service and access to everyone independent of age, ancestry, citizenship status, gender identity, genetic information, mental health, national or ethnic origin, physical health, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, size, socio-economic factors or veteran status.
The Hamilton East Public Library levies taxes within the area composed of Delaware, Fall Creek, Noblesville and Wayne townships of Hamilton County, Indiana. This includes the incorporated Town of Fishers and City of Noblesville. Persons residing in or paying property taxes for property located within the library district shall be the primary target for services of the Library and shall not be charged for a library card or for most basic library services.
Hamilton East Public Library serves a large and diverse community. Within our community, groups and individuals have diverse interests, backgrounds, and needs, and the library was created to serve all people within our service district. For more information about how we collect materials to serve our community, see our Collection Development Policy.
If you are still concerned about a specific item or items, we offer a process where materials may be reconsidered for inclusion in our collection. Please contact us for more information.