[Libs-Or] Library cards for homeless/those without permanent address
Sarah at tigard-or.gov
Tue Jul 10 11:23:49 PDT 2012
That sounds Utopian, but I'm wondering if they really mean the counties/districts that have reciprocal agreements with FVRL.
Eligibility for a library card
The following categories of individuals with adequate identification are eligible to register for library cards:
* All residents of the Library District.
* Non-residents of the Library District who pay taxes to support the Library District. This includes individuals who own a business or property located within the Library District but live elsewhere.
* Residents of other tax-supported public library jurisdictions such as individuals known as "Reciprocal Borrowers."
* Residents of areas where there is no tax-supported public library may register for a card after paying a household non-resident fee.
Otherwise, it is interesting that they are explicit in granting cards to nonresidents who are still part of the tax base. They are also limiting this to property/business owners - not those who are employed in the District, but live in a non-reciprocal area. That makes me think that they really intend the third clause to mean pre-arranged reciprocal areas.
Adult Services Supervisor
Tigard Public Library
From: libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us [mailto:libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Buzzy Nielsen
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 11:14 AM
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Subject: Re: [Libs-Or] Library cards for homeless/those without permanent address
Check out our neighbors to the north at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District for a different model: They don't charge fines, and they give a free card to anyone who lives within the jurisdiction of a tax-supported public library anywhere in the country.
Hood River County Library District
502 State St
Hood River, OR 97031
On 07/10/2012 10:15 AM, Diedre Conkling wrote:
Actually what happens without fines is that items get returned at the same rate as in libraries with fines. The down side might be that the returns come in a bit later, it is not that the items aren't returned. The major up side is the reduction of stress on staff. Yes, there has been research done on this. I am, however, unable to point anyone to the research today but probably could later in the week. Oh, the research is on return rates and not staff stress levels. That is just a comment from my personal experience.
On Jul 10, 2012 9:30 AM, "Kyle Banerjee" <banerjek at orbiscascade.org<mailto:banerjek at orbiscascade.org>> wrote:
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