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Library Materials Reconsideration Process

Library Materials Reconsideration Process

The Board of Trustees recognizes the importance of providing a method whereby opinions from the public regarding materials selection can be voiced. Therefore, it has established a policy, which will apply to all requests for reconsideration of materials by DISTRICT residents including (1) those about materials represented in the collection, and (2) those about materials not represented in the collection. To comply with this policy, a request for reconsideration must be in writing. Forms are available at the Circulation Desks of all DISTRICT libraries and upon completion, may be mailed to a DISTRICT library or delivered to the Library Director. Upon receipt of the signed form, the Library Director will:

  1. Examine the material in question, the issues raised and the circumstances involved.
  2. Make a decision to remove or retain the material in question.
  3. Respond in writing to the request within one week of receipt.
  4. Provide the patron with a copy of this Reconsideration Process policy and other applicable policies and inform the individual of the availability of a Board hearing.

Should the patron feel that the decision of the Library Director is not supported by policy, the patron may request a Board of Trustees hearing by notifying the Library Director, who will make the necessary arrangements. Following such hearing, the decision of the Board of Trustees will be final. Above all, the Board of Trustees has as its concern the fairness of such a hearing so as to protect the rights of all persons who are involved.