Policies and Procedures

Circulation Policy

The purpose of the Circulation Policy is to establish specific regulations to ensure fair and equitable access to the library’s collections, resources and services for all customers.

Community Bulletin Board

Find out or tell the community about events, classes and other scheduled activities in the Stillwater area by using our Community Bulletin Board. For posting policies, contact the Information Center, 651-275-4338, ext. 111.

Exam Proctoring

The Stillwater Public Library does not provide proctoring services for student test-taking; however this service is available at some Washington County Library branches, and the Bayport Public Library. See their web sites for more information, or contact library staff.

Food and Drink

Covered beverages are allowed throughout the building. Food must be consumed in the seating area near the art gallery on the upper level.

Photography at the Library

Commerical photographers who receive a fee for photographs taken on the library terrace, in the meeting rooms, and on the grounds must pay a commercial use fee to the library. This includes wedding photos, family photos, photos for sale, etc. For more information, contact Venue Coordinator Sandy Ellis at 651-295-7377.

Study Rooms

The library has three study rooms (for 1 to 2 users), a teen group study room (for 3 to 6 users), and an adult group study room (for 3 to 6 users). These rooms are intended for quiet study or consultation by students and other community users. Sign-up is required. Rooms maynot be reserved.
Note: The study rooms are not intended for commercial operations, such as hired tutoring sessions, taking of legal depositions, employment interviews, staff meetings, or other such activities. To schedule a room for such activities, meeting rooms are available. (See “Meeting Rooms”).

Tours and Class Visits

At this time, the library does not have a regular schedule of tours. Teachers and youth group leaders wishing to arrange a tour or a class visit for their groups should contact the Youth Services Librarian. Other groups should contact the Information Center. See also: Events and Programs page.

Marketing Materials

Stillwater Public Library is often asked to add items to our collection that are independently written and/or published. For information about our process, see our Marketing Materials procedure.

Photocopier and Scanning

A self-service, coin-operated photocopier is available for public use. Black & white and color copying is available. Paper size options include letter, legal, and ledger. The photocopier enlarges and reduces. Documents may also be copied to a portable USB drive. Copying charges are 15¢ per page for black & white, and 75¢ per page for color. No charge to scan to a USB drive.