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Library Privileges Policy
This policy describes the conditions under which individuals are eligible to use the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District (the "Library District"), including to borrow books and other library materials and to access the Internet from FVRL computers.
To protect the rights and safety of library patrons and staff and to preserve and protect the library’s materials, equipment and property, the Library District has established a Rules of Conduct policy that identifies behaviors prohibited on library premises and consequences for not following the policy, which may include suspension of library privileges or restriction from entering library premises.
Individuals identified by the county sheriff’s office as Level 3 sex offenders that have committed crimes as described in RCW 9A.44.190 will be restricted from entering upon any and all premises owned or operated by the Library District.
Borrowing privileges will generally be restored when the patron has returned or paid for sufficient materials to be within the established limits. Exceptions for suspending, limiting or restoring privileges may be made at the discretion of the Executive Director or designee in consultation with the Library Board policy committee. Patrons sent to collections must pay their entire bill including the referral fee before restoration of privileges.
It is a violation of state law and the Library District's Library Privileges Policy to intentionally injure, deface, destroy or retain library property. Any person violating this subsection will have their library borrowing and Internet access privileges suspended and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Library borrowing and Internet access privileges shall remain suspended or limited at the discretion of the Executive Director, or designee, in consultation with the Library Board policy committee, regardless of whether the library is fully compensated for damaged materials.
Library staff, as delegated by the Executive Director, will implement this policy. Library staff members are expected to make every effort to apply these rules in a fair, reasonable, humane, and positive manner.
Any person whose borrowing and Internet access privileges have been suspended may appeal to the Executive Director to have their privileges restored or limited to a lesser extent. Library users who question the way that this policy has been applied to them may use the appeal process established by the Appeal Rights of Patrons Policy.
Authority for this policy is in the RCW.
Board Approved: Original Policy 10.14.91
Revised and combined with the Policy on Loaning of Materials 7/08/02
Policy name revised for easier indexing, 2/10/03 (formerly titled Policy on Borrowing Privileges)
Revised 05/09/05 - Implemented 8/01/05 (formerly titled Borrowing Privileges)