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 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.

2021-2022 Audit Report
2020-2021 Audit Report
2019-2020 Audit Report
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.

2023-2024 Budget
2022-2023 Budget
2021-2022 Budget
2020-2021 Budget
2019-2020 Budget
2018-2019 Budget
2017-2018 Budget
2016-2017 Budget
2015-2016 Budget

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.

Intergovernmental Agreements

Intergovernmental Agreement with District 65 - 2017-2018
Intergovernmental Agreement with District 115 - 2017-2018


Mission and Values

Mission Statement
Values Statement


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
Financial Policies
Freedom of Information Act Policy
Gifts and Donation Policy
Governance and Organizational Structure
Home Delivery Policy
Library User Conduct Policies
Meeting Room Policy
Photo 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

Other Documents

Board Resolutions

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.


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.

2022-2023 Statistics
2021-2022 Statistics
2020-2021 Statistics
2019-2020 Statistics - Not presently available
2018-2019 Statistics
2017-2018 Statistics
2016-2017 Statistics
2015-2016 Statistics
2014-2015 Statistics
2013-2014 Statistics
2012-2013 Statistics
2011-2012 Statistics
2010-2011 Statistics
2009-2010 Statistics