Announcing BiblioWeb: new name. New flexibility. New library partners.

  Announcing BiblioWeb: new name. New flexibility. New library partners. A number of public libraries have started new implementations or are launching new BiblioWeb sites soon, including San Mateo County Library, King County Library System, Arapahoe Libraries, Omaha Public Library, and St. Louis Public Library. The new KCLS BiblioWeb site launches May 3!…
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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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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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Selection Philosophy

The goal of all KCLS materials selection is to support the KCLS mission of providing free access to, and promoting communication of, ideas and information. To achieve this goal, we strive to develop a broad collection that meets the expressed and perceived needs and interests of the diverse communities that we serve. Our goal is…
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Meeting Room Use Policy

PURPOSE As part of its service to the community, the King County Library System (KCLS) provides meeting rooms for use by local community groups and organizations. This policy ensures that KCLS meeting rooms are available for gatherings, the primary purpose or nature of which is civic, cultural, educational and/or of community-interest. Meeting room use will…
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