POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Public Access to Records.

(approved May 14 2001)

The Monroe Free Library is a free association library chartered by the State of New York. As such it is subject to the Public Officers Law, Article 7 - Open Meeting Law.

The Library will attempt to comply with requests from members of the community for information concerning the operation of the library. The procedure for requesting a record(s) is as follows:

  1. A formal request for information must be recorded on the Application for Public Access to Records and submitted to the Library Director. No verbal application will be accepted. Applications on forms other than the Library form will not be accepted.
  2. The application for a request of records will either be approved or denied at the discretion of the Director on the merits of the request.
  3. If the request is for access to the Minutes of the meetings of the Board of Trustees, these shall be made available by the Director in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information law within two weeks from the date of the last meeting and within one week of all previous meetings.
  4. The cost of photocopying shall be borne by the requestor and shall be accomplished in the Library. No documents may be removed from Library property.
  5. No documents will be released which fit within the exemption clauses of Public Officers Law, Article 7, Open Meetings Law.

(approved May 14 2001)

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