What Should Be on Your Library Web Page?

  1. Information on your library, its services and collections, and how to access them
  2. Collection of reference links
  3. A way for patrons to get a hold of you
  4. A reason for patrons to come back to your site

Library clip art images

The Clip Art Directory

Information on your library

Hours of Operation
Services and Service Area (county/city/regional)
Collection Overview
Your Address and Phone Number (a map might be helpful)
How to Get a Library Card
Bookmobile Schedules
Fee Schedule
Calendar of Events
Special Programs (storytimes, reading and discussion groups,
book fairs)
Staff Listing (along with their areas of responsibility, telephone extensions, e-mail addresses)
Board or Commission Members Listing (dates of board meetings)
Facts About Your Library (how it's funded, circulation statistics, number of reference questions you answer over a period of time)
An Internet Policy (that says the library is not responsible for the content of pages to which you link, or for the content of pages found through secondary links)
Other Policies
Use Your Website to Support Your Promotions and Activities (What's New at the Library?)

Reference Links

Statewide Kansas Library Catalog (http://ksuc-agent.auto-graphics.com/agent/login.asp?cid=ksuc&lid=ksuc&mode=g)
Other Statewide Information Databases (FirstSearch, IAC SearchBank)
State Library (Blue Skyways), Area Libraries, and the Library of Congress
State Government Home Page (http://www.accesskansas.org/)
Your City/County Government Home Page
Other Area or Regional Lists of Links
Internet Search Engines
Genealogy links or other special interests in your community (sports, quilting, western novels, etc.)

A Way for Patrons to Get a Hold of You

Remember to include your email address, plus a phone number and fax.


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Taken from the Oklahoma Library Association 1997 Joint Conference
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