Kimberly Public Library’s Internet and Online Access Policy
General Introductory Statements:
Public access to the Internet and online services have become an integral part of the Kimberly Public Library’s programs and services. The intent of this policy is to meet the provisions of Idaho Code 33-2741, as well as provide guidelines for patrons and staff regarding Internet accessible and online computer use.
Developed under the direction of the Library Board of the Kimberly Public Library, this Internet and Online Access Policy was discussed and adopted during an open meeting of the Library Board on August 2, 2012. This policy supersedes all previous Internet and Online Access Policy statements of the Kimberly Public Library and is effective on August 4, 2012
As a matter of policy, the Kimberly Public Library will abide by all laws governing or regulating Internet use as such legislation relates to library policy or service.
This Policy document will be reviewed by the Kimberly Public Library Board at least every three years.
The Kimberly Public Library’s Internet Access Policy complies with Idaho Code 33-2741 PUBLIC LIBRARY INTERNET USE POLICY REQUIRED.
The Kimberly Public Library has in place a policy of Internet safety for minors, including the operation of a technology protection measure, hereafter called ‘filtering software’ on any publicly accessible computer with Internet access that protects against access to visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography, or harmful to minors, as defined in I.C. 33-2741. The filtering software will be enforced to provide Internet safety during any use of a computer by a minor.
The Kimberly Public Library has in place a policy of Internet safety, which may include the operation of a technology protection measure on any publicly accessible computer with Internet access that protects against access to visual depictions that are obscene or child pornography as defined in I.C. 33-2741. The filtering software may be enforced to provide Internet safety during any use of a computer.
Library policy restricts access to Internet sites that contain visual depictions that are child pornography, harmful to minors or obscene, and may also limit Internet access or otherwise protect against materials other than the materials specified in Idaho statute. Filtering software will provide Internet safety for all library computers connected to the Internet during the use of a computer by a minor. However, an authorized library representative may disable a technology protection measure at the request of a patron to enable Internet access for lawful purposes.
The Library Board has approved the use of GUARDIAN with Safelink Internet Services
A notice of the availability of this Policy will be posted in a conspicuous place within the library for all patrons to observe.
The Library Board has established procedures and guidelines to handle complaints about this policy, enforcement of this policy by library staff, and what a patron should do if they observe inappropriate behavior by another library patron. A notice of the availability of these procedures for public review will be posted, as well as the policies made readily available to all staff members. These procedures and guidelines will be adhered to by library staff to enforce the requirements of Idaho Code 33-2741.
INTERNET AND COMPUTER USE POLICY
The Kimberly Public library offers Internet access for its patrons affording them expanded research opportunities. Some sites on the Internet are inappropriate for viewing in a public library. With this in mind, please use good judgment when choosing subjects and/or sites. Due to our lack of space, confidentiality and privacy while using the computer is not feasible. It is necessary for other Library patrons to allow the user his/her privacy.
Our primary role is to be a popular reading materials center. Our secondary role is to be a learning center for individuals pursuing a program of learning that is independent of any educational provider. The Internet provides these individuals access to information not available due to budget restrictions.
Copies are available. The first 3 black & white copies are free. Any additional copies are $0.10 each. All color copies are $0.25 each.
Copyright Laws will be observed while using the computer.
Altering or damaging computer equipment, software or the printer will not be allowed. Inconsiderate behavior of another’s time on the computer by talking or laughing loudly, loitering nearby, pushing, jostling or intrusive ‘sharing’ also will not be allowed. These activities will result in a loss of Internet privileges.
Unacceptable uses include but are not limited to the following: financial gain or solicitation of funds, pirating movies or music, chat rooms and visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography, or harmful to minors, as defined in I.C. 33-2741..
The Kimberly Public Library is not responsible for the accuracy of the materials seen on the Internet. We are not responsible for inappropriate choices made by students. Responsibility rests with the parent or legal guardian.
First time users will be asked to read and sign this Internet Use Policy. Youth under 18 years of age will be required to also have a parent or guardian read and sign the policy granting permission and accepting the responsibility for Internet access. Children 8 years of age and under are to be accompanied by an adult or older sibling to use the Internet. Use of the computer is on a first come first served basis. There is a time limit of 30 minutes per person when others are waiting. One computer may be designated for long term use with no time limit. You will be required to sign in with the time and name/number on a pad located on the charge desk. DO NOT SHUT DOWN THE COMPUTER WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED. GO BACK TO THE MAIN SCREEN (DESK TOP).
I have read and understand this policy. I understand that failure to comply with these rules will result in the revocation of my Internet privileges. I understand that any damage to the equipment caused by me or my children through improper care, roughness, or vandalism will be my responsibility, and that I will bear the cost of any needed repairs and/or replacement components that result from such damage.
Signed___________________________________________ Phone number __________________________________
If under 18, date of birth:___________ Parent’s or guardian signature:__________________________________________
(This policy was approved by the Kimberly Public Library Board on August 2, 2012)
PATRON CONDUCT POLICY
The Kimberly Public Library has an obligation to its patrons to maintain an atmosphere conducive to reading, study, research and the pursuit of lifelong learning. The Library Board Of Directors has adopted the following policy to protect the rights and safety of library patrons and staff, avoid the disruption of normal library operations and services, and provide guidelines to the staff for determining responsible patron behavior.
1. Library users should be considerate of others by keeping noise levels low enough not to disrupt study, research and reading of others.
2. Eating, drinking, using narcotics, tobacco products or alcoholic beverages are not allowed inside the library or on the premises.
3. Abusive or harassing language or disruptive, inappropriate, or threatening behavior will not be permitted in the library or on the premises.
4. Careful use of library materials is required. Stealing, damaging, or altering of any library property including, but not limited to, defacing of library materials, vandalizing library equipment, furniture, computers, etc., or removing library materials are all activities prohibited under Idaho Code. Failure to return library materials is â€œpetit theftâ€ under Idaho Code 33-2620 and is punishable as provided by law.
5. No animals are allowed in the library except guide dogs or other service animals.
6. Running, rollerskating, skateboarding, rollerblading, bicycling or similar activities are not permitted in the library or on the premises.
7. Children, 5 and under, must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Library staff is not responsible for the care, safety, or supervision of children. If children, five and under, are in the library alone at closing time, the local police will be called to assume responsibility for them.
8. No one shall be allowed to: a) sell, solicit, or panhandle on library premises; b) distribute leaflets or post notices not authorized by the library staff; c) display harmful matters to minors; or d) commit sexual offenses such as indecent exposure, inappropriate or unwelcome sexual advances or harassment or solicitation for sex.
9. Loitering is not allowed on library property. Suspicious lurking or stalking, i.e., an adult unaccompanied by a child in the childrenâ€™s area who is not engaged in library business, or a patron who seems to be intently watching other patrons or staff and their belongings, is not allowed.
10. Library users must sign an ‘Internet Use Policy’ before using the computer to access the internet. They must abide by the rules outlined in that policy. Wireless internet user must abide by the posted internet use policy.
11. Limited cell phone use is permitted in the library at the librarian’s discretion.
12. Library users are responsible for their personal belongings and should not leave them unattended.
Violation of any of the rules in this policy may result in a warning, a request to leave the premises, being escorted out of the library, or notification of the police.
Adopted by Kimberly Public Library Board of Trustees October 2, 2008.
LILI EXPRESS BORROWING POLICY
Purpose: The LiLI Express program represents a means to improve library services to Idaho citizens through a cooperative, reciprocal borrowing agreement among libraries.
Home library: The library whose primary mission is to serve the patron by virtue of enrollment, residence or employment, or a library that issues the patron a non-resident card. A patron of the participating library may obtain a non-resident ‘home library’ card at any of the participating, publicly-funded public libraries by paying the non-resident fee of that library.
Patron: Any Idaho citizen 18 years of age or older. Serving younger patrons is at the discretion of the lending library.
Service: The loan of books to patrons on site. Providing additional services is at the discretion of the lending library.
LiLI: Libraries Linking Idaho, a service of the Idaho State Library, is an alliance of library and library networks joined together to further the common good. It provides the Idaho library community with services that are more economical when administered at a statewide level rather than at a local or regional level.
LiLI Express Guidelines for Borrowers:
– A LiLI Express visitor card may be obtained by showing a valid library card from the patron’s home library and a photo ID.
– The LiLI Express visitor card is good only at participating LiLI Express libraries.
– The LiLI Express visitor card is good for a period of one year, and may be renewed after that.
– Borrowers with a LiLI Express visitor card may check only two (2) items at any one time.
– Maintain my record of good-standing at my home library.
– Permit the lending library to contact my home library to periodically verify that I am a patron in good standing.
– Return materials I borrow to the library from which they were borrowed.
– Return materials in a timely manner according to the rules of the lending library, and
– Assume responsibility for all materials borrowed, including payment for lost/damaged materials, overdue fines, or other fees.
I understand the above Guidelines and Responsibilities:
Name (Print) ____________________________________ Date:__________________
Home Library: __________________________________Library Number____________________ _____
KIMBERLY PUBLIC LIBRARY
USERS’ PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY
It is the policy of the Kimberly Public Library that the privacy of all users shall be respected in compliance with federal and state laws, professional standards and the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association. The library will not reveal the identities, the addresses or phone numbers of individual users or reveal what information sources or services they consult unless required by search warrant or subpoena. This policy applies to all resources regardless of their format or means of delivery as well as to all services offered by the Library.
Library records are protected by law under IDAHO CODE, Title 9, [Evidence], Chapter 3, [Public Writings]. These records include, but are not limited to, circulation and acquisition records, interlibrary loan transactions, reference queries, logs for public workstations and web page visits.
Only a count of individual references queries will be retained by the library for statistical purposes.
Patrons using the computers are required to sign in with their first name and the time they get on the computer. This information will be used only for the purpose of scheduling time for computer use. The sign-up sheet will be destroyed at the end of each day. The only information that will be retained is a headcount for annual statistical reporting purposes.
No records are kept by the library of visitors to our web page.
When payments are made by credit card, we do not retain credit card numbers, and other transaction data is retained only for as long as necessary for proper accounting.
Interlibrary loan forms will be destroyed 30 days after an item has been returned. This will allow enough time to ensure the item has been received by the lending library. Only a count of the interlibrary loans will be retained beyond that period of time for statistical purposes.
No listing of library patrons, their addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses or other contact information is provided to any person or organization, except as may be required by a warrant, subpoena, law enforcement or court command, or as otherwise required by law.
Pursuant to Idaho Code Section 9-340E, circulation and other records connecting the names of library userswith specific materials are confidential. We do not provide this information to any person or organization, except as required by a warrant, subpoena, law enforcement or court command, or as otherwise required by law.
The library director will handle all requests by law enforcement officers for library records. It is lawful for all other staff to refer law enforcement officers to the director. The library director shall
immediately inform the city attorney of any requests for library records.
Requests in the form of a subpoena will be reviewed by legal counsel before it is complied with. Only specifically identified records or documents will be released.
Requests in the form of a search warrant are executable immediately. Law enforcement officers may begin to search records as soon as the library director is served with the court order. Only the records identified in the warrant will be supplied and no other users’ records will be viewed or scanned.
Adopted January 8, 2015 by the Kimberly Public Library Board of Trustees
COLLECTION AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY
KIMBERLY PUBLIC LIBRARY
The mission of the Kimberly Library is to provide materials and services to help residents obtain information meeting their personal, educational and recreational needs.
PURPOSE OF THE POLICY
The Collection Development Policy will be used to set standards for material selection and weeding, to provide overall consistency of the collection, as a guide for future development and budget allocations, and to inform the public about the nature, scope, priorities and purpose of the collection process.
The library serves a small rural town with about 1,350 households and an approximate population of 3,500. The town is located 3 miles east of the city of Twin Falls, within Twin Falls County. The area is largely agriculturally based. The population is comprised of low-to-middle income families and senior citizens.
USER GROUPS DEFINED
Our primary users are recreational or popular material readers of all ages. The secondary user group consists of students and adults seeking educational materials, followed by patrons interested in self-help, handicrafts and medical materials.
PATRON SERVICES/PROGRAMS PROVIDED
The library provides service to all residents of the City of Kimberly on equal terms. A $15.00 per family annual fee will be charged to nonresidents. We primarily provide high-demand, high-interest materials, both fiction and non-fiction. We also reinforce the community’s school libraries by providing research materials.
We provide further access to needed information through interlibrary loans and public internet access. We supply wireless internet access 24/7. We provide various reading programs for both adults and children.
Although items are shelved separately due to age and interest levels, all items are available for checkout to everyone. Responsibility for the reading materials selected by anyone under the age of 18 rests with their parents or legal guardians.
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION
The library’s current collection consists of approximately 18,500 items, including books, magazines and audio-visual materials. All age groups are represented in the material selections.
B. GENERAL PRIORITIES AND POLICIES
GIFTS AND DONATIONS
Donations of materials, or money for the purchase of materials, and other gifts are welcome. The donations are accepted with the explicit understanding that the librarian has the authority to make the disposition of these donations that best benefits the library. The library will not accept donations which are not outright gifts.
The library collection includes books (hardbacks, paperbacks and large print)both fiction and non-fiction, periodicals, newspapers, blu-rays, dvds and cds (both music and story).
As a rule, the library does not purchase multiple copies of materials since there is seldom the need or the space for them. Exceptions may be made for extremely high-demand materials.
Operating funds for the Kimberly Public Library are received from the City of Kimberly and are allocated according to a board-approved budget. Additional sources include donations, memorials, grants from the Kimberly Public Library Foundation.
LIBRARY MATERIAL SELECTION
The responsibility for selection of library materials rests with the library director under the authority of the library board. The selections will be made on the basis of the interest value of the material and the needs of the library. No materials shall be excluded because of the race, nationality, sex, or the political, social or religious views of the author. Their acquisition and use shall not be restricted by criteria based upon favored social, sexual, religious or political viewpoints held by staff members, trustees or patrons.
The library director continuously evaluates and weeds the collection. Factors considered include physical condition, the number of copies in the collection, age, obsolescence, or lack of interest and current value. Materials are not removed from the collection as a direct result of pressure or demand.
The library director purchases new materials as needed and funding allows.
COMPLAINTS AND CENSORSHIP
The library recognizes that many books, magazines, and movies are controversial and that any given item may offend someone. Selection will not be made on the basis of any patron approval or disapproval, but solely on the merit of the work as it relates to the library’s mission and roles and as it serves the needs and interests of the community as a whole and as is allowed by budget considerations. Materials will not be marked or otherwise identified to show approval or disapproval of the contents and nothing will be restricted except for the express purpose of protecting it from mutilation or theft. Responsibility for the materials utilized by minors rests solely with their parents or legal guardians.
The library director will carefully consider any objection to library materials that is presented to the library by a qualified patron. The library director will evaluate the material using the Kimberly Library’s mission, roles and goals, The Library Bill of Rights and Freedom to Read Statements as well as community standards as guidelines.
The patron will be required to fill out a Request For Reconsideration of Library Materials. This form is available from any member of the library staff.
The completed form should be given to a library staff member who will give the form to the library director.
The library director will then review the complaint and the item in question and decide whether it should be withdrawn or remain in the collection.
The complainant will be notified in writing of the decision of the library director.
The Library Bill of Rights, The Freedom to Read Statement, The Library Code of Ethics and the Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials are a part of this Collection Development Policy.
The library has an Idaho Collection which includes approximately 220 volumes containing material relating to the history of Kimberly, Twin Falls County, and southern Idaho. Other areas of the state are also included to a lesser degree.
The library has a Reference Collection which includes about 40 volumes that are non-circulating. These books are used to answer patron’s questions when other related materials are checked out.
This policy was approved by the Kimberly Library Board of Trustees on March 2, 2017
Interlibrary Loan Policy
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services allow patrons to obtain materials from participating libraries throughout the continental United States. The Library is able to request many types of materials from these libraries, which can be checked out for use at home. In rare cases materials provided through Interlibrary Loan will be restricted to in-library use only. Users of the Interlibrary Loan service must hold a valid Kimberly Public Library card.
Interlibrary Loan is a primary service that supports the mission of the Library by providing enhanced access to library materials and information. The purpose of Interlibrary Loan is to obtain
materials not available from the Kimberly Public Library and to provide material from our collection to other libraries.
The library affirms that Interlibrary Loan is an adjunct tool, not a substitute, for the Library’s collection. In meeting patron needs, the Library will exhaust local resources first. Items frequently
requested through ILL service will be considered for purchase. The Library will keep this Interlibrary Loan policy up to date and make it available to users and other libraries on request.
Interlibrary Loan is a transaction in which the Kimberly Public Library borrows materials directly from another library on behalf of a patron, or another library borrows materials from the Kimberly Public Library on behalf of its patrons.
III. Interlibrary Borrowing
1. All current Kimberly Public Library cardholders with accounts in good standing may request specified material through Interlibrary Loan.
2. All borrowing privileges, including Interlibrary Loan, of patrons who accumulate overdue fines over $5.00 are suspended until sufficient payments are made to reduce the overdue balance to less than $5.00.
3. Failure to return Interlibrary Loan items on time may result in the suspension of library borrowing services to the delinquent patron.
B. Borrowing Guidelines
Books, audio materials such as music or books on CD, movies (VHS or DVD), articles and photocopies from materials may be requested.
Some requests may not be filled due to high demand, copyright restrictions, inability to locate or rarity of item.
A patron may have no more than five (5) items on order at any given time. This number may be limited at the librarian’s discretion.
Materials that will not be requested are items owned by the Kimberly Library and temporarily in use or on reserve and downloadable items, such as eBooks and downloadable audiobooks.
The library will generally not seek loans of materials that have been published within the last six (6) months.
C. Submitting a request
Patrons may place an Interlibrary Loan request in person, by telephone or by sending the request by mail or e-mail.
A user can only receive a specific title one time. Repeated requests for the same item will be denied.
D. Turnaround Time
1. Interlibrary Loan requests will be filled as quickly as possible. Turnaround time varies depending upon the lending library and materials requested.
2. Patrons will be notified by telephone, email or mail when their materials arrive at the library.
E. Loan Period
Loan periods are determined by the lending library. A due date for the Kimberly Library will be assigned when the item is received. Items will be considered overdue if they are not returned to Kimberly Library by the assigned due date.
F. Conditions of Use
Kimberly Public Library will strictly adhere to conditions set by the lending library for the use of their materials. In rare cases this will require that loaned materials be used in the library and not checked out for use at home.
There is no charge for interlibrary loans. Donations for postage will be accepted.
If the loaning library charges for copies, patrons will be consulted about their willingness to pay before those materials are borrowed. If materials are returned late the loaning
library can charge an overdue fee. The patron is responsible for all fees charged by the lending library.
H. Lost or Damaged Material
Lost, damaged or stolen Interlibrary Loan materials are subject to the lending library’s rules and regulations.
Upon determining that an item cannot be returned, Kimberly Public Library staff will contact the lending library as to the charge for that material.
Charges for lost or damaged materials are the responsibility of the borrower.
These charges will be reflected on the patron’s Library account and may impact his/her borrowing privileges.
The lending library determines whether or not renewals are allowed, and no renewals can be made unless the lending library has been given proper notice and approved the
In certain cases, lending libraries will not allow renewals.
Contact the Kimberly Public Library before the item’s due date to request a renewal.
The library will maintain records of transactions in order to inform patrons of the status of their requests and will report activity as required through Library reporting mechanisms. The record will be destroyed after the lending library has received the returned materials.
1. The Kimberly Public Library endeavors to extend Interlibrary Loan services to all public, governmental and academic libraries.
2. Other libraries may submit requests which will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
3. All individuals not holding a current Kimberly Public Library card or a card from a participating Lili Express library who wish to borrow an item from our collection must initiate their request through another library as an Interlibrary Loan request.
B. Lending Guidelines
The Library endeavors to make available the broadest range of materials for Interlibrary Loan with the following exceptions: reference materials, newspapers, genealogy materials, e-books, e-audio, miscellaneous items, or items purchased within the last 6 months. The Library also reserves the right to refuse to lend materials (such as local histories, rare materials or other items as determined by the librarian) or to ask the borrowing library to restrict use of these materials.
If an item cannot be borrowed the patron can request photocopies be made, subject to copyright and staff time limitations.
The Library will not loan an item to another library if a local patron has a hold request on that item.
C. Submitting Requests
Libraries may submit requests through OCLC WorldShare or by phone or mail or email.
Rush requests are accommodated as time and staffing permit.
D. Turnaround Time
The library will provide quick turnaround on most requests, usually responding within three (3) business days.
E. Loan Period
1. Items commonly will be loaned for five weeks. This allows for two weeks transit time and a three week check out to the patron.
2. Items will be considered overdue at the lending library if they are not returned by the end of the five week loan period.
3. Renewals will be allowed, if there is not a hold on the material.
1. The Kimberly Public Library will not charge for lending materials, photocopy, fax or mailing costs, if any.
2. The library will charge the borrowing library for materials that are overdue, damaged, stolen or lost.
G. Overdue and Lost Material Charges
1. Lost, damaged or stolen Interlibrary Loan materials are subject to the Kimberly Public Library rules and regulations.
2. Upon notice that an item cannot be returned, Kimberly Public Library staff will provide the borrowing library with an invoice detailing the replacement cost and a $5.00 processing fee for that material.
3. Charges for lost or damaged materials, as well as overdue charges for Interlibrary Loan items are the responsibility of the borrowing library.
Up to 5 pages will be provided, within copyright limits.
Approved March 3, 2016 by the Kimberly Library Board of