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Policies & Procedures

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The following documents are the library's policies and procedures that have been approved by the Library Board.

In many cases, these documents are referenced in our frequently-asked questions, in paper handouts available at MCPL locations, and throughout the website as needed.

For assistance with issues related to these documents, please contact us.

01.01: Introduction (OV-02)
01.03: Operations Manual: Updating, Copies and Form (OV-03)
02.01a-c: Marathon County Public Library Building Blocks (MS-01)
03.01: Chapter 43: Libraries (WS-01)
03.02a-b: Open Meetings of Governmental Bodies (Chapter 19j) (WS-02)
03.03a-b: Theft of Library Materials, (Chapter 943.61) (WS-03)
03.04a-b: Records (WS-04)
03.05a-d: Open Records Law, Interpretations of: Marathon County General Government 1.30 (WS-05)
03.06: Open Records Law: Marathon County Public Library Open Records Law Legal Custodian Interpretations of (WS-06)
03.07a-k: Open Records Law: Bronson LaFollette, Attorney General Opinion 6-2-83 Interpretations of (WS-07)
04.01: Bill of Rights (LS-01)
04.02a-d: Administrative Policies and Procedures Affecting Access to Library Resources and Services, An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (LS-02)
04.03: Challenged Materials, An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (LS-03)
04.04a-b: Access for children and young people to videos and other nonprint formats, An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (LS-04)
04.05a-b: Collection Development, An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (LS-05)
04.06: Evaluating Library Collections, An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (LS-06)
04.07a-c: Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Spaces and Bulletin Boards, An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (LS-07)
04.08: Expurgation of Library Materials, An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (LS-08)
04.09a-b: Access: Free Access to Libraries for Minors, An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (LS-09)
04.11a-b: Library Initiated Programs as a Resource, An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (LS-11)
04.13a-b: Access to Library Materials - Restricted: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (LS-13)
04.14a-b: Statement on Labeling, An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (LS-14)
04.15a-d: Access to Electronic Information, Services, and Networks, An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (LS-15)
04.16a-c: Economic Barriers to Information Access: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (LS-16)
04.18a-c: The Universal Right to Free Expression, An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (LS-18)
04.30a-b: Confidentiality of Library Records (LS-ST-01)
04.31a-e: The Freedom to Read (LS-ST-02)
04.32: Freedom to View (LS-ST-03)
04.33: Statement on Appraisal of Gifts (LS-ST-04)
04.34: Statement on Re-evaluation of Library Materials for Children's Collections (LS-ST-05)
04.35a-b: Statement on Code of Ethics (LS-ST-06)
04.37: Governmental Intimidation Policy (LS-ST-08)
04.38a-c: Resolution on the USA Patriot Act and Related Measures That Infringe on the Rights of Library Users (LS-ST-09)
05.01a-b: Resolution (FOR-01)
06.01a-d: Bylaws for the Marathon County Public Library Board of Trustees (LIB-01)
06.02: Board / Director Relationship (LIB-02)
06.03a-c: Board Members (LIB-03)
06.04: Fiscal Powers of the Library Board and the Library Director (LIB-04)
06.05: Powers of the Library Board of Trustees (LIB-05)
06.06: Board Meeting Minutes to Staff (LIB-06)
06.08: Recognition of Personnel (LIB-08)
06.09a-c: Board of Trustees Travel Policy and Travel Expense Form (LIB-09)
06.12: Board Meeting Recording (LIB-12)
07.01: Administration of Library (AMOM-01)
07.02 a-b: Organizational Chart (AMOM-02)
07.03: Emergency Governance (AMOM-03)
07.08a‐b: Workshop, Conference, and Meeting Attendance Policy (AMOM-08)
07.09a-b: Workshop, Conference, and Meeting Authorization Form (AMOM-09)
07.10a-c: Authorization and Travel Expense Statement (AMOM-10)
07.11: Media Policy (AMOM-11)
07.21: Injuries/Accidents – Public - Reporting (AMPER-02)
07.27: Volunteer Program Policy (AMPER-08)
07.28a-c: Volunteer Application Form (AMPER-09)
07.29: Intern Program Policy (AMPER-10)
07.40: Expenditure Authorization (AMFIS-01)
07.44a-b: Fixed Assets Quadrants (AMFIS-05)
07.45: Fund Raising Policy (AMFIS-06)
07.50a-h: Privacy of Library Records and Library Use (AMFIS-07)
07.55a-b: Naming Rights Policy (AMPRO-55)
07.56a-b: Photo Release Policy (AMPRO-56)
07.57a-d: Behavior in the Library Policy; Banning Form (AMPRO-57)
07.58: Police Assistance (AMPRO-58)
07.59a-d: Unattended Customer Policy (AMPRO-59)
07.60a-b: Programming Planning and Development Policy (AMPRO-60)
07.61a-b: Video Surveillance Policy (AMVID-61)
07.62 a-c: Animals in the Library Policy (AMAILP-62)
07.63 a-f: Branch Library Establishment and Dissolution Policy (AMBLEAD-63)
08.01A: Study Room Procedure (FMPRO-03)
08.01a-h: Meeting Room Policy (FMPRO-01)
08.02: Maintenance Work Form (FMPRO-02)
08.03: Digital Signage Policy (FMDSP-03)
08.22a-j: Fire Plan (FMBUI-03)
08.26: Emergency Boiler/Plumbing/Electrical/Air Conditioning Repair (FMBUI-07)
08.27: Garage or Tools for Personal Use (FMVEH-03)
08.41a-b: Smoking - City of Wausau Ordinance 2.90 (FMSMO-02)
08.42: Smoking - Marathon County Ordinance 9.05 (FMSMO-03)
08.43a-c: Smoking - 1983 Wisconsin Act 211 and Wisconsin Statute 101.123 (FMSMO-04)
08.50: Equipment/Library Staff Checkout Procedure (FMEQU-01)
08.51a-b: Equipment Repair (FMEQU-02)
08.52: Paging System (Headquarters) (FMEQU-03)
08.53: Sale/Disposal of Used Property (FMEQU-04)
09.01a-c: Wisconsin Public Library Systems (IRWV-01)
09.02a-c: Bylaws of Wisconsin Valley Library Service (IRWV-02)
09.03a-b: Wisconsin Valley Library Service Board Members (IRWV-03)
09.04a-c: Wisconsin Valley Library Service Intersystem Agreement for Continuing Education (IRWV-04)
10.01a-c: Library Card Registration Policy – Library Card (CIPR-01)
10.01Aa-d: Library Card Registration Procedure (CIPR-01A)
10.03: Intersystem Registration Card Policy (CIPR-03)
10.10a-c: Checkout Policies – Fines and Fees (CIBPR-01)
10.11: Audiovisual Materials Circulation Policy (CIBPR-02)
10.12a-b: Laptop/Tablet Checkout Policy and Patron Agreement (CIBPR-06)
10.13a-b: Circulation Records - Wisconsin Statute Chapter 43.30 (CIBPR-04)
10.14a-b: E-Reader and Handheld Scanner Checkout Policy and Patron Agreement (CIBPR-07)
10.15a-b: Wii Gaming Procedure (CIWGP-01)
10.16a-b: Teen Zone Xbox Gaming Procedures (CITGP-01)
10.17: Patron Linking Procedure (CD-12)
10.21: User Fee - Lost Library Card Charge (CIUSE-02)
10.23: User Fee - Photocopying, Printing, Computer, Faxing Fees (CIUSE-04)
10.24a-f: Interlibrary Loan Policy and General Procedures (CIUSE-05)
10.27a-b: Overdue, Lost or Damaged Library Materials (CIUSE-08)
10.27Aa-c: Claims Returned and Lost Materials, Communicating with the Customer (CIUSE-08A)
10.28: Lost or Damaged Library Materials Standard Charges (CIUSE-09)
10.29: Borrowing Materials by Staff (CIPR-05)
10.30: Book Club Procedure (CIBCP-01)
11.01: Storytime Policy (SEPRO-01)
11.02: Passport Policy (SEPRO-02)
11.03: School and Group Visits to the Library (SEPRO-03)
11.10: Outreach Service Policy (SEES-01)
11.11: Division for Blind and Handicapped Service Program and Sub-Lending Agency Service Agreement (SEES-02)
11.21a-d: Computer and Internet Access and Use (SEEQ-02)
11.22: Reference E-Mail Procedure (SEEQ-03)
11.23a: Copyright (SEEQ-04)
11.25: Fax Service for Non-Library Related Transactions (SEEQ-06)
11.31a-b: Display and Exhibit Policy (SEPR-02)
11.33: Distribution Policy for Brochures, Posters, Gifts (SEPR-04)
11.34: Children’s Area Appropriate Use Policy (SEPR-05)
12.01a-c: Friends of the Marathon County Public Library (CLG-01)
12.02a-g: Marathon County Public Library Foundation (CLG-02)
13.01a-c: Collection Development Policy (CD-01)
13.02a-d: Materials Selection Procedure: Adult Materials; Children’s Materials; Audio-Visual Materials; Periodical Materials (CD-02)
13.03: Weeding the Collection Policy (CD-03)
13.04a-b: Donation Policy (CD-04)
13.05: Donation Procedures (CD-05)
13.06: Complaint Policy for Materials Collection (CD-06)
13.07a-c: Complaint Procedure for Materials Collection (CD-07)
13.08a-b: Friends of Marathon County Public Library Book Sale Policy (CD-08)
x: Work Rules (x)