LIBRARY POLICY

    Rental policy

    MERIDA ENGLISH LIBRARY BUILDING USE POLICY

    In order to maintain a vibrant community facility for all constituents, the MEL offers the use of the building and grounds to individuals and not-for-profit community organizations who have the support of the MEL board.

    THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES APPLY

    A request to use the facility must be approved/sponsored by the MEL board.
    A board member must sponsor the event and arrange for the opening, staffing and closing of the building if the event is after regular opening hours.
    The MEL board may approve and sponsor events that are held during regular library hours when the event does not interfere with ongoing MEL programs.
    If the MEL board chooses to sponsor the event, MEL will promote it through newsletter, the web page and/or other notifications to members and non-members.
    Building usage fees of 200 pesos per hour will apply but may be waived if the event is free of charge to anyone participating in the event.

    Politics de las rentas

    MERIDA ENGLISH LIBRARY BUILDING USE POLICY
    In order to maintain a vibrant community facility for all constituents, the MEL offers the use of the building and grounds to individuals and not-for-profit community organizations who have the support of the MEL board.

    THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES APPLY

    A request to use the facility must be approved/sponsored by the MEL board.
    A board member must sponsor the event and arrange for the opening, staffing and closing of the building if the event is after regular opening hours.
    The MEL board may approve and sponsor events that are held during regular library hours when the event does not interfere with ongoing MEL programs.
    If the MEL board chooses to sponsor the event, MEL will promote it through newsletter, the web page and/or other notifications to members and non-members.
    Building usage fees of 200 pesos per hour will apply but may be waived if the event is free of charge to anyone participating in the event.

    Collection policy

    Merida English Library Collection Development Policy

    Goals - To guide acquisition and maintenance of the library collection to insure diverse materials for the community we serve.

    Responsibility - Under the direction of the MEL library board and in conjunction with the library administrator, the Library Collections Committee (LCC) will work with our volunteers to carry out library policies.

    General Principles -
    Library Bill of Rights: Basic to this policy is the Library Bill of Rights, adopted by the American Library Association, which affirms that all libraries are repositories for information and ideas, and that all points of view on current and historical issues are presented within the limits of funding.
    Collection criteria: To better serve our members, the following criteria are used for selection and maintenance of materials.
    Popular and regional interest
    Cost and availability
    Compatibility with existing materials
    Patron requests
    Format and ease of use
    Literary importance and recognition
    Historical value

    MEL Collection Includes:

    Fiction and nonfiction English-language materials for adults, children and young adults
    Latin American fiction and nonfiction materials (including travel, history, art, and archaeology), with an emphasis on Yucatecan and Maya topics
    Spanish and English language learning materials
    Non-circulating reference materials
    DVDs and CD audio books
    Magazines, games and puzzles

    Material we do not collect:

    Textbooks (except Spanish and English language learning materials)
    Workbooks and other curricular materials
    Encyclopedias
    Music
    VHS and cassette tapes
    Religious materials, with the exception of key texts from major world religions
    User manuals and instructional materials
    Materials in poor condition, missing or torn pages and/or cover, odor, mold or mildew

    Removing Materials from Circulation

    Materials will be continuously re-evaluated to ensure usefulness and relevance. Withdrawn materials may be offered for sale, given to other libraries or non-profit organizations or the public. Evaluation criteria for removal from circulation include:

    Obsolescence
    Damage or poor condition
    Material that has not been checked out in five years
    Duplicates
    Space limitations

    Responsibility for Children’s Access to Library Materials

    Children have access to all materials in the library. Parents and legal guardians are responsible for monitoring their children while on the premises.


    Politics de la colección

    Merida English Library Collection Development Policy

    Goals - To guide acquisition and maintenance of the library collection to insure diverse materials for the community we serve.

    Responsibility - Under the direction of the MEL library board and in conjunction with the library administrator, the Library Collections Committee (LCC) will work with our volunteers to carry out library policies.

    General Principles -
    Library Bill of Rights: Basic to this policy is the Library Bill of Rights, adopted by the American Library Association, which affirms that all libraries are repositories for information and ideas, and that all points of view on current and historical issues are presented within the limits of funding.
    Collection criteria: To better serve our members, the following criteria are used for selection and maintenance of materials.
    Popular and regional interest
    Cost and availability
    Compatibility with existing materials
    Patron requests
    Format and ease of use
    Literary importance and recognition
    Historical value

    MEL Collection Includes:

    Fiction and nonfiction English-language materials for adults, children and young adults
    Latin American fiction and nonfiction materials (including travel, history, art, and archaeology), with an emphasis on Yucatecan and Maya topics
    Spanish and English language learning materials
    Non-circulating reference materials
    DVDs and CD audio books
    Magazines, games and puzzles

    Material we do not collect:

    Textbooks (except Spanish and English language learning materials)
    Workbooks and other curricular materials
    Encyclopedias
    Music
    VHS and cassette tapes
    Religious materials, with the exception of key texts from major world religions
    User manuals and instructional materials
    Materials in poor condition, missing or torn pages and/or cover, odor, mold or mildew

    Removing Materials from Circulation

    Materials will be continuously re-evaluated to ensure usefulness and relevance. Withdrawn materials may be offered for sale, given to other libraries or non-profit organizations or the public. Evaluation criteria for removal from circulation include:

    Obsolescence
    Damage or poor condition
    Material that has not been checked out in five years
    Duplicates
    Space limitations

    Responsibility for Children’s Access to Library Materials

    Children have access to all materials in the library. Parents and legal guardians are responsible for monitoring their children while on the premises.

    Library policy

    Politics de la biblioteca

    Donations policy

    Donation Policy

    MEL also accepts donations of money. Donations of services and physical items are accepted at the discretion of the administrator. Once materials are donated to MEL, they become the property of the library and may be used according to its needs.

    Politicas de las donaciones

    Donation Policy

    MEL also accepts donations of money. Donations of services and physical items are accepted at the discretion of the administrator. Once materials are donated to MEL, they become the property of the library and may be used according to its needs.

    Responsibility for Children’s Access to Library Materials

    Children have access to all materials in the library. Parents and legal guardians are responsible for monitoring their children while on the premises.

    Privacy policy

    Politicas de privacidad

          

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