Financial, Legal, & Other Information
The Lake Bluff Public Library is a village library and local unit of government operating in accordance with the Illinois Local Library Act, 75 ILCS 5/1-0.1 et seq. The Library is a component unit of the Village of Lake Bluff with a separately elected Board of Trustees. The Illinois Local Library Act defines the powers and duties of the Board of Library Trustees, which include "the exclusive control of the expenditure of all moneys collected for the Library and deposited to the credit of the Library fund" (75 ILCS 5/4-7(2)). Local property taxes that fund the Library are levied annually by the Village in amounts determined by the Library Board.
Budget & Finances
The Library is audited on an annual basis. Click on one of the links below to download a PDF copy of our audits from the past 5 years. Audit reports prior to fiscal year 2009-2010 are available—please call or visit the library if you are interested in looking at a copy.
2018-2019 Audit Report
2017-2018 Audit Report
2016-2017 Audit Report
2015-2016 Audit Report
2014-2015 Audit Report
2013-2014 Audit Report
2012-2013 Audit Report
2011-2012 Audit Report
2010-2011 Audit Report
2009-2010 Audit Report
The Library Board of Trustees approves an annual operating budget, which is then sent on to the Village of Lake Bluff. Budget discussions for the upcoming fiscal year typically begin in December, with the final budget approved at the February meeting of the Board. We are working on adding more budget information to this page--please check back or call the library if you are interested budget information for a particular year.
Mission and Values
Circulation Policies (Cards, Loan Periods, Fines and Fees)
Collection Development (Approved 7-17-2018)
Community Bulletin Board Policy
Computer Use Policy
Confidentiality of Library Records
Freedom of Information Act Policy
Gifts and Donation Policy
Governance and Organizational Structure
Home Delivery Policy
Library User Conduct Policies
Meeting Room Policy
Reference and Interlibrary Loan
Wireless Network Usage Policy
Prevailing Wage Notices
The Library Board is required to provide public notice annually that it has approved payment by Prevailing Wage.
Patron Satisfaction Surveys
The Patron Satisfaction Survey is conducted on a biennial basis.
- Patron Satisfaction Survey 2013-2014: Report and Findings
- Actions Taken in Response to 2013-2014 Survey
- Patron Satisfaction Survey 2016: Report and Findings
- Patron Satisfaction Survey 2018: Report and Findings
Click on one of the links below to download a PDF of our usage statistics. Usage statistics prior to the 2009-2010 fiscal year are available--please call or visit the library if you are interested in a copy.