[Libs-Or] Residency requirements redux
jtucker at astoria.or.us
Mon May 11 08:49:12 PDT 2015
The Port of Astoria rents a few boat slips out long term. For practical purposes, the boat is the Astoria home address. We ask to see the rental agreement to issue a card. It is rare that boat owners ask and was quite a surprise the first time it happened.
Jane Tucker, MS, CPLA
Director, Astoria Public Library
From: Libs-Or [mailto:libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Carol Dinges
Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2015 5:39 PM
To: Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney
Cc: libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Subject: Re: [Libs-Or] Residency requirements redux
We handle is the same as a motel - must show proof of a month to month rental. We've run into a related issue recently with people who claim that since they live in their car in the Walmart parking lot, they are "residents" - we are in the process of adopting wording used by Seattle Public Library and changing the term "residence within the city limits" to "have a home address within the city limits."
On May 10, 2015, at 4:37 PM, Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney <kbrodbeck-kenney at lincolncity.org<mailto:kbrodbeck-kenney at lincolncity.org>> wrote:
Possibly a very specific question: If your library has residency requirements for a card, how do you handle residents of RV parks? Not mobile home parks, mind, but the type of place where people can park their RV either short- or long-term? We've been handling them in essentially the same way as we would a motel, which is to say that we generally don't consider people who live in such accommodations to be residents, with some exceptions for those who've been able to demonstrate a long-term rental or similar. I'm curious if this is something anyone else has encountered?
Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney, MLIS
Driftwood Public Library
801 SW Hwy 101, #201
Lincoln City, OR 97367
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