Policies, Financial, & 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. Audit reports from other years are available by request. Please contact the Library Director for more information.
The Library's fiscal year is May 1 through April 30. 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. Budget documents for other years may be available by request. Please contact the Library Director for more information.
IMRF Employer Cost & Participation Information
Public Act 101-0504 requires all IMRF employers with websites to include a link to the IMRF Employer Cost and Participation web page.
Mission and Values
Circulation Policies (Cards, Loan Periods, Fines and Fees)
Collection Development Policy
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
Public Comment Policy
Reference and Interlibrary Loan
Request for Reconsideration Policy and Form
Safe Child Policy
Social Media Policy
User Suspension Policy
Wireless Network Usage Policy
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 from other years are available by request—please contact the Library Director for more information.