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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.

Item Title ID
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
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