Policies & Governance

These documents describe the policies that govern the Central Arkansas Library System. Each policy has been approved by the Board of Trustees.

Governing Documents

Articles of Incorporation
Agreement for Joint Cooperative Action

General Administration

Drug-Free Workplace
Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Devices
Code of Ethics
Non-Discrimination Statement


Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action
Employee Conference & Travel Reimbursement
Membership in Civic Clubs
Membership in Neighborhood Associations
Employee Sick Leave Pool
Alice Gray Memorial Fund
Minimum Appearance Standards
Employee Benefits for CALS Retirees
Competitive Wage Policy
Paid Time Off

Collection Development

Selection of Library Materials
Reconsideration of Library Materials

Fiscal Management

Gifts & Memorials
Budget Control
Bank Bid Process
Endowment Fund Management
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance Policy
Professional Services Policy
Authorization for Ancillary Fees, Charges & Fines
Minimum Reserve Fund

Public Service

Rules of Conduct
Safe Child Procedure
Circulation & Fees
Exhibits & Public Bulletin Boards
Meeting Facilities
Placement of Free Publications
Hours of Access for CALS Services

Facilities Management

Naming of CALS Facilities

Information Technology

Internet Use Disclaimer and Public Computer Use

Other Policies and Procedures

Library Card Basics
Circulation & Fees
Book Club Kits
Public Computer Use Rules and Responsibilities
Laptop Computer Checkout Policy