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Purpose This document is Idea Exchange’s Multi-Year Accessibility Plan. 2012 Comply with Accessibility Standards for Customer Service Standard AODA, Accessibility Standards for Customer Service Commitment Idea Exchange is committed to…
Policy Statement (Statement of Commitment to Accessibility) The Cambridge Public Library Board (“Idea Exchange”) is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We are committed to meeting…
Policy Statement The Cambridge Public Library Board (“Idea Exchange”) provides services in a way that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities.  All reasonable effort will be made to ensure that our policies, practices and…
When you get an Idea Exchange membership, you agree to the following conditions: Your membership card can be used at all Cambridge Library locations and must be presented each time materials are borrowed. Only the person named on the card can use…
Purpose To ensure that Idea Exchange is compliant with the requirements of the Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, 2010 [2014] and its regulations. Policy Statement Idea Exchange is committed to complying with CASL, its regulations and requirements…
Purpose Everyone is welcome at Idea Exchange libraries and Cambridge Art Galleries.  We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment. Our members will be treated courteously and respectfully by staff and are expected to…
Key Points Summary Idea Exchange is not responsible for infringing copies made by users of Idea Exchange’s copying equipment or Makerspaces. It’s the user’s obligation and responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions…
Purpose This policy outlines the privileges and responsibilities of delegations that wish to address the Board and describes the procedure required. Policy Residents and community association representatives may attend and address the Board as a…
Purpose To provide direction to Idea Exchange Board members, staff and volunteers on the administration of organizational resources with respect to election-related matters. Principle The right to vote is one of the greatest rights of a free…
It is Idea Exchange’s responsibility to ensure that Persons Requiring Assistance to evacuate are provided information on plans in place to ensure their safety during emergency situations. Alternatively, Persons Requiring Assistance also have a…
The Canadian Federation of Library Associations' Statement on Intellectual Freedom, ratified in June 1974, and last amended September 27, 2015, is accepted by Idea Exchange without reservation. Statement on Intellectual Freedom and Libraries The…
Idea Exchange is pleased to offer public access to the Internet, enabling us to electronically provide a window onto a world of ideas, information and commentary well beyond that which is available in our own collections. The purpose of Idea…
Purpose This policy is established to ensure that Idea Exchange (IE) funds including, but not limited to, operating, reserve and trust funds are invested to provide optimal returns with a prudent level of risk as approved by the Library Board.  The…
Purpose The selection of materials is driven by the principles defined in Idea Exchange's Mission, Vision, Values and Goals. The purpose of this policy is to: a. Guide Idea Exchange staff in the selection of materials b. Inform the public about…
The Cambridge Public Library Board (hereinafter called the “Board”) is a corporation appointed by the City of Cambridge under and acting in accordance with the Public Libraries Act, Revised Statutes of Ontario, 1990 Chapter P.44 (hereinafter called…
The Terms and Conditions are: Reservations: Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Idea Exchange reserves the right to decline bookings for any reason whatsoever and in their sole and absolute discretion. Past approval for…
Purpose The Cambridge Public Library Board (operating as Idea Exchange) strives to maintain a safe and secure environment for customers and staff while protecting the individual’s right to privacy. The Board recognizes the use of security cameras…
Purpose This policy provides guidelines for social media and online use. The purpose of this policy is to maintain a positive, helpful and dynamic communication environment. The Idea Exchange Social Media Policy applies to online and social media…
Program Policy Idea Exchange is committed to offering students valuable experience and knowledge that represents an organized path from a school setting to the workplace.  Objectives The Student Hiring Program aims to provide employment…
Purpose Everyone is welcome at Idea Exchange libraries and Cambridge Art Galleries. We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment. Our members will be treated courteously and respectfully by staff and are expected to…
Purpose At Idea Exchange volunteerism offers the community tangible opportunities to engage in the everyday business of what we do and to become part of who we are. We consider our volunteers our best ambassadors and part of our team. Volunteers do…
Idea Exchange is committed to protecting the privacy of any personal information you may provide when visiting our website. We will not use or share any of this information except with the consent of the individual to whom the information relates or…