Library policies are required by NYS Education Department Regulations (8 NYCRR) § 90.2 as part of public library minimum standards. Cortland Free Library abides by these regulations, including that policies must be reviewed every five years and that public policies must be posted on the library’s website.


Board of Trustees

Public Comment at Board Meetings



CFL Borrowing Policy

Freedom to Read Statement

Freedom to View

Library Bill of Rights

Materials Selection Policy

Statement of Concern About Library Resources



Fundraising Policy

Gift Policy

Endowment Spending Policy

Investment Policy


Public Space


Accessibility/ADA Policy

Animals in the Library

Meeting Room Use and Program Policy

No Smoking/Vaping Policy

Patron Code of Conduct

Safe Child and Youth Policy

Video Surveillance Policy




Computer Use and Internet Access Policy

Wireless Access Policy

Fax Policy


Public Health Emergencies

Communicable Disease Outbreak Policy

Temporary Telecommuting Policy

NY Hero Act Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan