These policies are a guideline for the Board of Trustees, Director, and staff with which to better serve the communities where the libraries are located. By following guidelines we ensure that each patron is treated with the same set of rules in a fair and equal manner.
"In order to protect the public's right of access to library facilities, to insure the safety of patrons and staff, and to protect library resources and facilities, the library may impose reasonable restrictions on the time, place, or manner of library use. The library may also impose other sorts of restrictions on access, so long as they are not motivated by a desire to restrict any particular form of expression or access by any particular individual or groups of people based upon origin, age, background, views, or any other inappropriate or unreasonable classification . . . . Valid rules must be enforced evenhandedly, and not in a manner intended to benefit or disfavor any person or group on arbitrary or irrational bases."
"- Task Force on Preparation of Guidelines Regarding Patron Behavior and Library Usage"
A. Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Fulton County Public Library to provide programs and materials to our community which promote education, culture, information, and entertainment.
B. Goals of the Fulton County Public Library
1. To assemble, organize, preserve, and make easily available significant books and other materials that will provide stimulation, education, and recreation for all citizens of the community and to keep them constantly aware of the library services available to them.
2. To evaluate and anticipate the ever-changing needs and demands of the community, to maintain a fresh and topical supply of material to aid in the continuous education of the people, and to stimulate the flow of ideas among all groups of the community.
3. To provide the community with the best service possible by maintaining adequate staff, physical facilities, and operating procedures.
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