Operational Policies for Library and Instructional Design


The library operates under the following regulations and principles:

American Library Association´s Library Bill of Rights
Adopted June 18, 1948, by the ALA Council; amended February 2, 1961; January 23, 1980; inclusion of "age" reaffirmed January 23, 1996.

IFLA Statement on Libraries and Intellectual Freedom
Approved by The Executive Board of IFLA 25 March 1999, The Hague, Netherlands.

WAC > Title 132I > Chapter 132I-168A
(revised November 12, 2004) Washington State


The commitment of every Highline College Library staff member to apply these principles ensures that all members of our community may pursue free and open access to information, ideas, and creative expression, free from scrutiny of staff or other library users.


The library has adopted the following operational policies/procedures that pertain to public services and library users:
Computing Resources Appropriate Use Policy

Circulation and Materials

Appeal of library charges -- Approved: July 1, 2003 Last revised: [May 19, 2004 ] View Policy 99666kb
Circulation of Reference Materials -- Approved: October 28, 2002 Last revised: [November 6, 2008 ] View Policy 237876kb
Collection development -- Approved: March 2, 2009 Last revised: [January 28, 2012 ] View Policy 112121kb
Collection development - Appendix 1: Procedure for Librarians -- Approved: March 2, 2009 Last revised: [January 28, 2012 ] View Policy 64890kb
Collection development - Appendix 2: Weeding Procedures -- Approved: March 2, 2009 Last revised: [January 28, 2012 ] View Policy 113905kb
Collection development - Appendix 3: Electronic Resoureces Processing Procedure -- Approved: March 2, 2009 Last revised: [January 28, 2012 ] View Policy 88566kb
Holds Policy -- Approved: April 13, 2006 Last revised: [August 28, 2007 ] [October 30, 2009 ] View Policy 155765kb
How to appeal library charges -- Approved: March 2, 2009 View Policy 99666kb
Interlibrary Loan Policy -- Approved: May 31, 2013 View Policy 109592kb
Renewal Periods -- Approved: April 13, 2006 View Policy 109542kb
Request for Review of Library Materials -- Approved: October 28, 2002 View Policy 103365kb
Request for Review of Library Materials Form -- Approved: October 28, 2002 View Policy 138537kb
Search for Lost Materials -- Approved: April 21, 2009 View Policy 76277kb
Self renewal of library items -- Approved: December 4, 2006 View Policy 281438kb

Computers and Internet

Computing Resources Appropriate Use Policy [see above] -- Approved: January 12, 2004
Instructional Resources Response to Request for Records -- Approved: March 2, 2009 View Policy 91806kb

General Guidelines

Food and drink in the library -- Approved: September 11, 1995 Last revised: [November 9, 2007 ] View Policy 292724kb
ID card -- Approved: November 8, 2001 View Policy 192585kb
Library cards for ABE/ESL students -- Approved: April 20, 2004 View Policy 142873kb
Privacy of library records -- Approved: February 8, 1999 Last revised: [September 11, 1995 ] View Policy 287556kb
Unattended children in the library -- Approved: August 26, 1999 Last revised: [December 5, 2001 ] View Policy 135975kb

Using Library Facilities

Highline College Library Open Hours -- Approved: May 13, 2015 View Policy 19156kb
Library Disruption -- Approved: October 28, 2002 Last revised: [February 1, 2006 ] View Policy 377197kb


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