Library Administration

The Library's Administration office is housed in the Headquarter Library, as well as the Acquisitions, Cataloging, and Automation Services departments.

1. Mission statement
2. Library Advisory Board
3. Donation policy
4. Employment opportunities
5. Volunteer opportunities
6. Disclaimer
7. Freegal™ disclaimer

1. Library Mission statement

Collier County Public Library will systematically collect, organize, and disseminate, in a timely and cost effective manner, a select collection of print and non-print materials and services for the informational, educational, recreational and cultural needs of the residents of Collier County.

Collier County Public Library will provide courteous, knowledgeable, and effective customer service in meeting the informational, educational, recreational, and cultural needs of the residents of Collier County.

2. Library Advisory Board

The Collier County Public Library Advisory Board is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. The five Library Advisory Board members establish library policy and recommend courses of action concerning the future development of the library system. Members serve four-year terms.

Library Advisory Board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Headquarters Library. Meetings are open to the public. Schedule for 2014 meetings are scheduled as follows:

January 15, February 19, March 26, April 23, May 28 (annual meeting at 10:00am; regular meeting at 10:15am), June 25, (held at Naples Regional), July - no meeting scheduled, August 27, September 24, October 22, December 10 (Nov/Dec meetings combined).

For additional information about the Library Advisory Board, call the administrative office, located in the Headquarters Library, at 593-3511.

3. Donation policy

The Library gratefully accepts donations for its collection. Materials are reviewed by professional staff for appropriateness of inclusion in the collection.

The Library is prohibited by law from making financial evaluations of donated materials. If you require a receipt for your donations, bring your donations to the front desk of any library location and a staff member will provide a receipt form acknowledging your donation.

4. Employment opportunities

All employment openings in the Library are announced on the Collier County Government's jobs page: Position title, employment type, salary, and closing date for applying are indicated. Due to the high volume of applications received when positions are announced, closing dates may be advanced without notice.

To apply for an announced position, please complete the online application on the website. You can also request email notification of posted positions for up to 12 months by completing a job interest "card" at the website.

5. Volunteer opportunities

Volunteers 14 years of age and older share their time, talents, and expertise as valued members of an enthusiastic team within the Collier County Public Library system.

Some offer specialized skills in book repair, genealogy reference, or literacy tutoring (though no experience is required to become a tutor. We train you!). Many help with shelving of materials and shelf maintenance at a library convenient to their home. Many younger volunteers perform community service required for scholarship opportunities.

Collier County Government requires all volunteers to complete an online application at Look under Postions for "Volunteer - Library." Your application will be automatically forwarded to the Library's Volunteer Services Coordinator.

For additional information, contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator at (239) 593-0334 or the manager of the library location nearest you. To become a literacy volunteer at East Naples, Estates, Golden Gate, Immokalee, or Marco Island, call the Literacy Program Coordinator at (239) 774-6414.

6. Disclaimer

Collier County Public Library offers external links to and from its web pages as a service to its patrons and visitors. The Library is in no way responsible for the content or maintenance of the Web pages it links to or from. The presence of a link shall not be be construed to mean that the County or the Library endorses any person or entity or vouches for the information or content on any linked site.

Please address any comments about this disclaimer to the Webmaster.

7. Freegal™ Disclaimer

Neither Collier County Government nor Collier County Public Library are responsible for the content provided through Freegal™. The Library user acknowledges that some of the artistic works could contain content that is offensive to some and may not be suitable for children. The Library user agrees to make no claim against Collier County Public Library, Collier County Government, the Service Provider or the Music Publishers relating to the content of the artistic works accessed from this database.

As with any library materials, users can decide what is appropriate for their own use. Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in the selection of library materials by their own children.