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The BPL Board has approved a revised Collections Policy.  Highlights of the revised policy include:

  • Commitment to the recommendations and calls to action outlined in the Canadian Federation of Library Associations’ Truth and Reconciliation Report.
  • Statement of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to ensure that our collection reflects a diverse range of backgrounds and identities, with particular attention to content created by and representative of marginalized and unrepresented groups.
  • Removal of age-related borrowing restrictions on DVDs, Blu-Rays, and Video Games. In 2020, the Ontario Government replaced film rating requirements with content notes.  As there is no longer a reliable or consistent way to add ratings to library media, we have removed the age-related borrowing restrictions.  Parents and guardians are encouraged to manage their child’s access to materials using content information within our catalogue, on the item itself, and online.
  • Clarification on donations of materials. Offers to donate books & DVDs to the collection are appreciated; however, only donations of materials related to local content or local authors can be accepted.

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