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October 23, 2014

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Library Use Policies : Fees for Printing, Photocopying, and Faxing

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Fees for Printing, Photocopying, and Faxing

PURPOSE

To provide a policy to charge patrons for the value-added service of computer printouts, faxes and photocopies. The policy must be equitable for our patrons and support the Seattle Public Library in its efforts to be good stewards of its resources. The Library underscores its commitment to provide free basic library services. For the purposes of this policy, basic library services include, but are not limited to research and reference services and online searching of remote databases.

 

REFERENCES

  • RCW 27.12.270
  • AGO 1992 No. 31
  • Seattle Public Library Policy #6d: Free Use of Library Services
  • American Libraries Association's "Fees for Public Libraries: An Issue Statement"
  • Seattle Public Library Mission Statement

 

POLICY

It is the policy of the Seattle Public Library to charge for faxes, photocopying and printing at public-access computers to defray financial costs, conserve resources and ensure equity-of-access standards. Discretionary guidelines will be established to help staff make exceptions to this policy in a uniform, unbiased, and non-discriminatory manner.

 

DATE ADOPTED: August 19, 2003

SUPERCEDES POLICY:

Fees for Printing, Photocopying and Faxing adopted Aug. 22, 2000.