Revised Model Library Byelaws for England
The Society of Chief Librarians have revised the existing model library byelaws for England to reflect changes in how people use libraries whilst maintaining suitable protections. The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has approved this new set of model library byelaws.
The model library byelaws are intended to help libraries deliver their service within a safe and comfortable environment, to safeguard library property and to make libraries pleasant places for everyone. They assist the library workforce in their daily role, they can be used when necessary to deal with the more extreme cases of behaviour experienced and they allow for flexibility in dealing with local concerns. They only apply to statutory libraries operated by or on behalf of local authorities.