It is a goal of the Hunterdon County Library (HCL) to maintain a comprehensive collection of materials that offers a wide diversity of views and expressions. These materials may include views which are unorthodox, unpopular, or controversial in nature. The decision to acquire materials does not constitute endorsement of the material’s content. Members of the library community are free to select or reject materials based on personal choice.
Patrons wishing to formally address a concern about the appropriateness of library resources may choose to make a request for the reconsideration of the resource in question.
The following steps will be used when an individual feels that further action is necessary to address concerns about a library resource. For the duration of this process, the material in question will remain available to the public. One should note that the Hunterdon County Library is part of the MAIN Consortium, and the Library and the Library Commission have no ability to remove resources from other member libraries.
A. Submit Completed Reconsideration Form.
B. Evaluation Process: Professional Review
C. Further Action: Appeal to the Director
If the patron is not satisfied with the librarian’s response, a written appeal may be submitted to the Library Director within 10 business days.
D. Further Action: Appeal to the Library Commission
If the patron is not satisfied with the decision of the Library Director, a written appeal may be submitted within 10 business days to the Hunterdon County Library Commission.
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