S. Bruce Library
for Reconsideration of Materials Policy
Mae S. Bruce Library welcomes comments and suggestions regarding the
continued appropriateness of materials in the collection, especially
concerning outdated materials. Suggestions
will be considered and utilized by the Library in the ongoing process
of collection development.
Individuals may take issue with Library materials that do not
support their tastes and views. Staff
is available to discuss concerns and identify alternate materials that
may be available. If a
patron’s concern is not satisfied through discussion with staff, a
formal, written request for reconsideration of materials may be
submitted to the Library director.
Copies of this form are available at the circulation desk.
The Mae S. Bruce Library is not a judicial body.
Laws governing obscenity, subversive materials, and other
questionable matters are subject to interpretation by the courts.
Therefore, no challenged material will be removed solely for
the complaint of obscenity or any other category covered by law until
after a local court of competent jurisdiction has ruled against the
material. No materials
will be knowingly added to Library collections that have been
previously determined to be in non-compliance with local laws.
For a request for reconsideration to be considered, the form
must be completed in full. The
patron submitting the request must be a resident of the Mae S. Bruce
Library’s jurisdiction and hold a valid borrower’s card.
The director will respond, in writing within thirty days of
receipt, to the patron’s request for reconsideration.
The response will indicate the action to be taken and reasons
for or against the request. An
item will only be evaluated for reconsideration once in a twelve-month
and Approved by the Library Advisory Board –
July 7, 2010
by the Santa Fe City Council – August 12, 2010