Halifax-South Boston Public Library

HCSBPL Statement On Diversity

Halifax County- South Boston Public Libraries supports and upholds the Library Bill Of Rights on all matters dealing with race, sexual orientation, religion, age, origin, political view, beliefs, or any other affiliation.

Library Bill Of Rights 

I. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, age, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.

II. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.

III. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.

IV. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.

V. A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.

VI. Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.

VII. All people, regardless of origin, age, background, or views, possess a right to privacy and confidentiality in their library use. Libraries should advocate for, educate about, and protect people’s privacy, safeguarding all library use data, including personally identifiable information.

Adopted June 19, 1939, by the ALA Council; amended October 14, 1944; June 18, 1948; February 2, 1961; June 27, 1967; January 23, 1980; January 29, 2019.

Inclusion of “age” reaffirmed January 23, 1996.

  • Hours

    South Boston Branch
    Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 am to 6 pm.

    Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 am to 8 pm.

    Saturday from 9:30 am to 3 pm.

    Halifax Branch
    Monday from 11:30 am to 8 pm.

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 am to 6 pm.

    Saturday from 9:30 am to 3 pm.

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    South Boston Branch
    509 Broad St.
    South Boston, VA 24592
    sobolibrary@gmail.com
    434-575-4228


    Halifax Branch
    177 South Main St.
    Halifax, VA 24558 webmaster@halifaxlibrary.com
    434-476-3357