The library serves a diverse public, and, on occasion, a patron may believe that a specific title or source should not be in the collection. In this instance, the patron should first discuss his or her concerns about the material with the library staff. If, following the discussion, the patron still wishes the library to reconsider the title or source, he or she should fill out a Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials form. Forms are available at the library service desks. Because items are evaluated as a whole, a title will not be reconsidered unless the patron making the request has read/viewed/heard the entire item. A reconsideration form submitted without the name of the person making the objection will not be considered. Also, if the material has been previously reconsidered, it will not be reconsidered again unless the more recent request is based on substantially different reasons than an earlier request.
The request will be referred to a collection-development committee for review. The patron will be informed in writing of (1) the receipt of the request and (2) the decision. If the patron is not satisfied with the decision, he or she may appeal in writing to the Library Board of Trustees. The letter should be addressed to President, Board of Trustees, Minerva Public Library, 677 Lynnwood Dr., Minerva, OH 44657. The Board will make a decision and inform the patron in writing, usually following the next regularly scheduled Board meeting
The title under consideration will remain in the collection throughout the process to support the freedom of other patrons to read, view, or listen.