Animals in the Library Policy

Date of Origin: 7/92 Date(s) of Revision: 6/95, 10/99, 4/10, 5/11, 1/19 Owner(s): Director of Public Services - Operations, Director of Human Resources PURPOSE The King County Library System (KCLS) recognizes that some patrons may have service animals, which are trained to assist or accommodate a person with a sensory, mental, or physical disability or…
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Privacy Statement

Web Policy Thank you for visiting the King County Library Systems Web site. This Privacy Statement demonstrates the commitment of KCLS to patron security. King County Library System strives to maintain the confidentiality of patron records. It has always been against KCLS policy to share or sell Web site information. In order to improve the…
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Patron Code of Conduct

The King County Library System (KCLS) welcomes every member of the community to use and enjoy the Library’s facilities, collections, programs and services. Because libraries are public places designed to serve people of all ages with a wide range of interests, this policy defines expectations for behavior.
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Social Media Policy

The King County Library System (KCLS) uses popular social media to offer welcoming and inviting spaces where patrons will find useful and entertaining information, to extend library services in new mediums, and to facilitate exchanges on library‐related subjects and issues.
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Library Service Area Analysis Policy

Date of Origin: 2/10 Date(s) of Revision: PURPOSE The King County Library System (KCLS) maintains and operates library facilities in a prudent and fiscally sound manner and is continually looking for ways to meet public needs while effectively managing public resources. This policy outlines the process for analyzing the distribution of library resources within a…
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Request for Public Records

REQUESTS FOR PUBLIC RECORDS King County Library System records are available for public inspection and duplication as provided by RCW 42.56 Public Records Act. To request public records, complete a Request for Public Records.(PDF) Forms are also available at the KCLS Service Center and community libraries. FULFILLMENT OF PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS Within five (5) business…
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Internet Filtering Policy

Date of Origin: 8/94 Date(s) of Revision: 9/94, 3/00, 10/04, 3/10, 2/12, 7/15 PURPOSE The King County Library System (KCLS) provides access to the Internet on all of its public computers, as well as wirelessly to patron’s personal devices. In compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), the KCLS Board of Trustees approved the…
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Selection Criteria

The eight-point Materials Selection Criteria form a framework to use as we pursue the charge of the Materials Selection Policy and the mission of free and open access. The criteria guide us in our good-faith efforts to judge what may fall inside or outside of the scope of the King County Library System's collection. They…
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