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The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library District strives to build and maintain a collection of user-focused materials to meet the wide variety of needs and interests of all residents in Barry and Lawrence counties. The Library District and its Board of Trustees uphold the democratic right of all Americans to freely express their opinions and support the right of each individual to privately read, listen, and view the full range of published thoughts and ideas.

In support of these ideals the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library District offers a diverse and inclusive collection of materials protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. The Library Board endorses the American Library Association’s “Library Bill of Rights”, “Freedom to Read Statement”, “Freedom to View Statement” and all interpretations applicable to the selection and use of library materials.


1.5A Library Bill of Rights

1.5B Freedom to Read Statement

1.5C Freedom to View Statement

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Branch evaluations will be done twice a year, without notice. Once during the first 6 months and one during the last 6 months of the year. Branch supervisors are responsible for ensuring that their br

Material purchase requests may be completed by any staff member. The branch supervisor must check and initial every request that staff completes. Material purchase requests may be made for books, cds

Proofing and checking in newly cataloged items should be a priority. Circulation of materials in your branch is dependent on making sure that new items are available to the public in a timely fashion

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