Bylaws

Bylaws of the Village of Innisfree Library

Authorization

The Village of Innisfree Library Board enacts the following bylaws pursuant to the Libraries Act, Chapter L-11, Section 36, which states.

26 (1) A board may pass bylaws for the safety and use of the library, including
a. the terms and conditions under which
a. The public may be admitted to the building
b. Public library property may be used or borrowed by members of the public
c. Borrowing privileges may be suspended or forfeited
b. Notwithstanding subsection (3) fees to be paid by members of the public for the
a. The issuance of library borrowing cards
b. The use of those parts of the library not used for the purposes of the library
c. Photocopying
d. Receiving information in a printed, electronic, magnetic, or other format
e. Receiving, on request, a library service not normally provided by the library
c. Penalties to be paid by members of the public for abuse of borrowing privileges


Interpretation
1. For the purposes of this bylaw:
1.1“Act” refers to the Libraries Act, Chapter L-11 and amendments thereto.
1.2 “Board” refers to the Village of Innisfree Library Board.
1.3 “Borrower” and “Cardholder” refer to the person to whom a library borrower’s card has been issued.
1.4 “Librarian” or “Library Manager” refers to the person charged by the board with the operation of the Village of Innisfree Library.
1.5 “Library Resources” refers to any material, regardless of format, that is held in a library’s collection and includes books, periodicals, audio recordings, video recordings, projected media, paintings, drawings, photographs, micro materials, toys and games, kits, CD_ROMS and electronic databases in the collection of the Village of Innisfree Library or borrowed by the Village of Innisfree Library.
1.6 Cardholder categories shall include the following:
a. “Adult “means any person age 18-64.
b. “Senior” means any person age 65 or older
c. “Youth” means many person up to and including 17 years of age
1.7 "Household" means a group of designated persons who legally claim residency at the same residential address or land location, either permanently or temporarily.
1.8 “Institution” and “organization” may be used interchangeably to refer to any organization such as a school or business.
1.9 “TAL Card borrower” refers to a cardholder from outside the Northern Lights Library System with a current TAL card.
1.10 “Good standing” means a cardholder with no outstanding overdue items or charges.
1.11 “Resident” shall refer to any person who resides with the Village of Innisfree or any member municipality of the Northern Lights Library System, or pays Village of Innisfree property or business taxes.
1.12 “Non-resident” shall refer to any person who has a residence outside the Village of Innisfree, does not pay Village of Innisfree property or business taxes, and is not a resident of any member municipality of the Northern Lights Library System.
1.13 “Quorum” for the purposes of the Village of Innisfree Library Board meetings shall consist of 50% of the current members, plus one additional member.
1.14 The Village of Innisfree Council representative is a voting member of the Village of Innisfree Library Board.
1.15 “TAL card” refers to the Alberta library card which allows a cardholder to borrow resources from any library participating in the Alberta Library Card program.
1.16“Village” means the Village of Innisfree.
1.17 In these bylaws, unless the contrary intention appears in the context:
a. Words imparting male persons include female persons.
b. Words in the singular include the plural and words in the plural include the singular.
c. Where a word is defined, other parts of speech and tenses of that word have corresponding meanings.
d. Where a period of time dating from a given day, act of event is prescribed or allowed for any purposes, the time shall be reckoned exclusively of such day or of the day of such act of event.
1.18 Where the time limit for doing anything falls on a day when the library is closed to the public the time shall be deemed to be extended to the first day thereafter on which the library is open to the public.
2. Interpreting the Bylaws
2.1 The Board is a corporation as defined by the Interpretation Act, Chapter 1-8.
2.2 The Board may, by board motion, change the specifics set out in the accompanying schedules.

 

Admittance to/Conduct in Library Facilities
3.1 The building is to be open free of charge to the public for library purposes at the hours posted.
3.2 Charges for use of library premises not normally used for public library purposes
3.3 Any person using the library shall conduct himself so as not to disturb other library users.
3.4 No person shall take away any library item unless the item has been properly checked out in agreement with the procedures established for the circulation of library items.
3.5 No person shall solicit other library users or staff for personal, commercial, religious, or political reasons.
3.6 Except with the permission of the Library Manager, no person shall:
a. Consume food or drink in the library
b. Bring any animal, other than an aid dog, into the building
c. Bring a wheeled vehicle or conveyance, other than a wheelchair or walker, baby carriage or stroller, into the library.

3.7 Persons who do not act in accordance with the above criteria shall be asked to stop their actions. If the action continues or the seriousness of the action justifies it, library staff will direct the person to leave the library and/or library staff may ask for outside assistance.

3.8 All persons using the library shall comply with applicable public health regulations.

3.9 No member of the public is to be left in the library for any purpose without a staff person or member of the Board present at all times. Village of Innisfree staff has access to the building in relation to building concerns.

3.10 Children under the age of 10 who are not accompanied by a responsible caregiver may be asked to leave the library. A parent, caregiver or the police will usually be contacted by library staff to pick up the child.


Library Cards
4.1 Any person resident in the County of Minburn is eligible to apply for a borrower’s card. A library card will be issued upon the following conditions:
a. Completion of an official Village of Innisfree Library borrower’s application form.
b. Presentation of a piece of photo identification bearing the applicant’s permanent
address or, if a child is applying, a parent or legal guardian must present photo identification bearing his/her permanent address.
c. Applicants or, in the case of young children 0 - 10 their parent or legal guardian must sign the library card in the presence of the Library Manager.

4.2 Applicants will receive a library card which is valid from the date of issue to the date of expiry, unless revoked by the Library Manager

4.3 The library card remains the property of the Village of Innisfree Library.

4.4 Applicants may receive a TAL card if the applicant is a resident cardholder in good standing.

e) The Village of Innisfree Library cards will be issued with fees.

Responsibilities of a Cardholder
5.1 Library cards are non-transferable and as such may only be used by the cardholder.

5.2 Loss or theft of a library card must be reported immediately to the library. Cardholders are responsible for all library resources borrowed and all charges attributable before the loss or theft of the card is reported. A fee will be assessed for a replacement card.

5.3 Cardholders will notify the library of any change of address or telephone number promptly.

5.4 Cardholders are responsible for all library items borrowed on their card and will compensate the library for all library items damaged or lost while borrowed. In the case of a family membership – the cardholder of the master membership is responsible for all library items borrowed on a family membership card.
Loan of Library Resources
6.1 There is no charge for using library resources on library premises or borrowing library resources normally lent by the library, consultation with members of the library staff or receiving basic information service.
6.2 Loan periods for library resources are set out in a separate document.
6.3 Library resources may be reserved and/or renewed in accordance with policy established by the VILB
6.4 Fees for use of printers

Penalty Provisions
7.1 There is a fee for overdue or damaged VIL resources.
7.2 Penalty fees for overdue or damaged non-VIL resources are set out in Schedule A.
7.3 A library card may be denied or revoked if the cardholder fails to satisfy the conditions prescribed above or has previously shown that he/she cannot be trusted with library resources by repeated damage to or loss of library materials.
7.4 In cases of serious dereliction, the Board may prosecute an offence under the Libraries Act s. 41. Such an offense is punishable under the Libraries Act, s.41.
7.5 Any fine or penalty imposed pursuant to an offense under section 7 inures to the benefit of the Village of Innisfree Library Board in accordance with the Libraries Act, 2.42.

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy
The purpose of the bylaw is to establish the administrative structure of the Village of Innisfree Library in relation to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
For the purposes of this bylaw expression:
a. “Act” refers to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, S.A. 1994, c.F-18.5
b. “Applicant” refers to the Village of Innisfree Library and includes any board or committee that is created by the Village of Innisfree Library and all members or officers appointed or chosen by the Village of Innisfree Library.
c. “Manager” refers to the person appointed as the Library Manager of the Village of Innisfree Library and includes anyone who holds the position in an acting capacity.
8.1The Library Manager shall be responsible and accountable for all decisions taken under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
8.2 Where an Applicant is required to pay a fee for services, the fee payable will be in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Regulation, AR 200195, as amended from time to time or any successor regulation that sets fees for requests for information from the Province.

READ for the first time January 4, 2012

READ for the second time February 1, 2012

Unanimous consent for this third and final reading March 7, 2012

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Lil Carter
Chair



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Holly Cependa
Vice-Chair



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