[Libs-Or] Library cards for homeless/those without permanent address

Buzzy Nielsen buzzy at hoodriverlibrary.org
Tue Jul 10 11:28:04 PDT 2012

Nope, they mean anywhere. We're right across the Columbia from FVRL, so 
we interact with them fairly regularly.

Admittedly, being an independent district does grant a bit more leeway 
to adopt friendlier policies, if your board of directors so chooses.


Library Director
Hood River County Library District
502 State St
Hood River, OR 97031

On 07/10/2012 11:23 AM, Sarah Jesudason wrote:
> 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.
> Curiously,
> Sarah

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