Policies & Reports


The Cranbrook Public Library’s policies are divided into 5 sections.

Section 1: Value Statements

Statements that define core values, ethical behaviours, and high-level legislative requirements. They inform all aspects of operations and advance the Library’s strategic direction.

VS-01 Core Principles
VS-02 Structural Principles
VS-03 Protection of Privacy
VS-04 Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Statement

Appendix: VS-A01 Organizational Chart

Section 2: Operational Policies

Policies that relate to services and programs the Library provides to the community, and support operations to create a safe and welcoming environment so that all people may enjoy the benefits of the Library.

OP-01 Patron Code of Conduct
OP-02 Membership
OP-03 Borrowing
OP-04 Hours of Service
OP-05 Information Services
OP-06 Programs & Outreach
OP-07 Resource Sharing
OP-08 Technology Access
OP-09 Collection Development & Management
OP-10 Community Information & Displays
OP-11 Copying & Repair Services
OP-12 Meeting Room Use
OP-13 Communications Protocol
OP-14 Photography, Filming & Other Recordings
OP-15 Social Media
OP-16 Volunteers

Appendix: OP-A01 Identification Requirements for Membership
Appendix: OP-A02 Borrowing Periods & Limits

Section 3: Governance Policies

Policies to guide the Library Board trustees in how they conduct the governance of the Library.

GP-01 Trustee Code of Ethics
GP-02 Trustee Terms of Office
GP-03 Library Board Meetings
GP-04 Library Board Committees
GP-05 Library Board Development

Appendix: GP-A01 Library Board Trustee Guidelines
Appendix: GP-A02 Roles in the Library

Section 4: Financial Policies

Policies to guide the management of funds to support Library operations, services and programs.

FP-01 Financial Controls
FP-02 Revenue & Expenditure
FP-03 Expense Claims
FP-04 Liability & Insurance
FP-05 Risk Management
FP-06 to FP-09 not used
FP-10 Donations
FP-11 Endowment Fund
FP-12 Fundraising
FP-13 Sponsorship & Naming

Appendix: FP-A01 Tangible Capital Assets Schedule
Appendix: FP-A02 Fee Schedule

Section 5: Human Resource Policies

Policies to set out how the Library supports its employees so that they can effectively carry out the Library’s operations, services and programs.


HR-01 Human Resource Values & Interpretations
HR-02 Employee Code of Conduct
HR-03 Conflict of Interest
HR-04 Personal Employee Information
HR-05 to HR-09 not used


HR-10 Recruitment & Hiring
HR-11 Probationary Period
HR-12 Training & Professional Development
HR-13 Performance Reviews
HR-14 Attendance Management
HR-15 Employee Recognition
HR-16 Disciplinary Action, Termination & Resignation
HR-17 to HR-19 not used

Compensation & Benefits

HR-20 Compensation
HR-21 Employees Acting in a Senior Capacity
HR-22 Hours of Work & Overtime
HR-23 Vacation Leave
HR-24 Statutory Holidays
HR-25 Sick Leave
HR-26 Leaves of Absence
HR-27 Benefits
HR-28 to HR-29 not used

Occupational Health & Safety

HR-30 Occupational Health & Safety
HR-31 Substance Use
HR-32 Disability Management
HR-33 Critical Incidents
HR-34 Business Travel
HR-35 Minimum Staffing Levels
HR-36 Prevention of Violence in the Workplace
HR-37 Respect in the Workplace
HR-38 Communicable Disease Prevention Plan

Strategic Plan














Annual Reports

The Cranbrook Public Library can open its doors primarily because of the support it receives from the City of Cranbrook, Regional District of East Kootenay and Province of BC, which in turn receive funds from taxpayers. The Library prepares a number of reports each year to show how these funds were spent to provide library services in our community.

Report to the Community

Annual Report 2003 Annual Report 2004 Annual Report 2005 Annual Report 2006
Annual Report 2007 Annual Report 2008 Annual Report 2009 Annual Report 2010
Annual Report 2011 Annual Report 2012 Annual Report 2013 Annual Report 2014
Annual Report 2015 Annual Report 2017  Annual Report 2018

As of 2019, the Cranbrook Public Library’s report to the community is included in the City of Cranbrook’s Annual Report which can be found here.

 Audited Financial Statements

Financial Statements 2006 Financial Statements 2007 Financial Statements 2008
Financial Statements 2009 Financial Statements 2010 Financial Statements 2011
Financial Statements 2012 Financial Statements 2013 Financial Statements 2014
Financial Statements 2015 Financial Statements 2016 Financial Statements 2017
Financial Statements 2018  Financial Statements 2019 Financial Statements 2020
Financial Statements 2021

Statement of Financial Information

SOFI 2003 SOFI 2004 SOFI 2005 SOFI 2006
SOFI2007 SOFI 2008 SOFI2009 SOFI 2010
SOFI 2011 SOFI 2012 SOFI 2013 SOFI 2014
SOFI 2015 SOFI 2016 SOFI 2017 SOFI 2018
SOFI 2019 SOFI 2020 SOFI 2021

Annual Provincial Grants Report

Libraries Branch Report 2012 Libraries Branch Report 2013 Libraries Branch Report 2014
Libraries Branch Report 2015 Libraries Branch Report 2016 Libraries Branch Report 2017
Libraries Branch Report 2018  Libraries Branch Report 2019  Public Libraries Branch Report 2020
Public Libraries Grant Report 2021