Greenwich Library Policies

Policies for the administration and operation of Greenwich Library are adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Library. Unless the context otherwise requires, all policies apply to the entire Greenwich Library system, including the Main Library and the Byram Shubert and Cos Cob Branch Libraries. The Library may update these policies from time to time, and will notify users by posting the updated policy to its website.

The Board of Trustees has the discretion, and may delegate to the Library Director the discretion, to construe and interpret these policies, and to make all determinations necessary, appropriate, or advisable for the administration of these policies.

Users of Greenwich Library are required to comply with all policies. Failure to comply with any of the Library’s policies may result in a warning, restriction, suspension, or termination of Library privileges, as well as removal from, or prohibition of access to, Library premises. Please see the Implementation of Library Policies and Rules for additional information.

These policies shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Connecticut.

The following terms used in the policies shall have the meanings set forth below unless the context otherwise requires:

  • “Board” means the Greenwich Library’s Board of Trustees.
  • “Branch Libraries” are the Greenwich Library’s Cos Cob and Byram Shubert branches, located at 5 Sinawoy Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807 and 21 Mead Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830, respectively.
  • “Director” means the Library Director of the Greenwich Library.
  • “Friends” means the Friends of the Greenwich Library.
  • “Library” means Greenwich Library, including its Branch Libraries.
  • “Main Library” means Greenwich Library’s main branch, located at 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830.
  • “Library Premises” means Greenwich Library’s buildings, parking lots and sidewalks and other grounds surrounding such buildings.
  • “Library Property” means Greenwich Library’s property and resources, including without limitation those that are physical or electronic including but not limited to furniture, fixtures, equipment, books, and media.