[Libs-Or] Residency requirements redux

Jane Tucker 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."

Carol Dinges
Library Director

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
Library Director
Driftwood Public Library
801 SW Hwy 101, #201
Lincoln City, OR 97367
541-996-1251 (desk)
541-996-1262 (fax)

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