policies

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Returned Check Policies

Here are the results of a quick poll taken in January of 2009 on policies in Georgia public libraries relating to checks that are returned for insufficient funds:

• Some libraries charge $25 or $30 for a returned check, while others do not charge a fee imposed by the library above bank fees.

• Most or all of the libraries who charge fees have it in their policy manual, either printed or online, and some documentation of library procedures in different scenarios.

Responding to Requests from Law Enforcement

Posted here are guidelines for developing library privacy policies and a model policy and procedure for responding to requests for confidential information from law enforcement. These were provided as part of the materials at the Lawyers for Libraries Institute I recently attended.

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