On Monday, January 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), Hennepin County libraries are closed.
The purpose of this policy is to articulate the underlying principles for lending library materials to patrons and define the roles and responsibilities for establishing lending rules.
In its mission to nourish minds, transform lives, and build community together, the Library makes a significant part of its collection available to patrons to borrow and use outside of the library. Providing access and lending library material to patrons is a core library service.
Lending rules and limitations are established to ensure collection accessibility to the community as a whole while striving to support the broadest possible patron access. The Library Director (or designee) will establish and publish specific lending rules that ensure fair and consistent application of this policy.
This policy is reviewed every four (4) years by the Library Director (or designee) who makes recommendations to the Library Board Policy Committee. The Committee reviews and revises as necessary, endorses and advances to the full Library Board for approval.
Date Approved: 9/2016
Next Review Date: 3/2019
Date Adopted: 2016