Volunteers and Friends Policy

Application: Library Director

The Library Board of Trustees encourages individuals and groups to volunteer their time and efforts in the service of the Cape Vincent Community Library.

Volunteers shall perform tasks as directed by the Library Director.  Due to privacy/confidentiality policy restrictions, volunteers, unless authorized by the Board of Trustees, are not allowed to use the Sirsi system.

The Friends of the Library is a formal association of people who unite to plan and execute, in conjunction with library goals and the needs of the Library Director, programs and events to benefit the library. In particular, The Friends of the Library are involved in fund-raising. The Friends of the Library serve at the pleasure of the Library’s Board of Trustees which is the only body with legal authority to set policy for the development of the library.


The Library Director is responsible for coordinating with The Friends of the Library.  The Library Director, or his/her designee, is responsible for assigning all duties and responsibilities of volunteers using the Board of Trustees policy mandates as guidelines.


This policy was reviewed, modified, and approved by the Cape Vincent Community Library Board of Trustees on April 9, 2015.

Ref: New York; Civil Practice Law, Section 4509: Library Records

Adopted:  April 3, 2014
Revised and Adopted: April 9, 2015
Revised and Adopted:  August 20, 2020