Public Library Standards

The Standards

The North Carolina Public Library Standards offer relevant, dynamic, and flexible community-based standards in a self-assessment format to guide libraries in providing quality service based on community needs. The Standards provide libraries a common language of aspirations and a framework to guide local planning, management, and evaluation processes. Each Operational area is composed of indicators with tiers of service to provide goals for growth. A self assessment tool is available for public libraries through LibPAS.