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Sex Offender against minors policy

In accordance with Chapter 692A of Subtitle 1 of Title 16 of the Code of Iowa, the Board of Trustees prohibits the presence of sex offenders convicted of sex offenses against minors upon or within 300 feet of library property without written permission of the Library Director.

The Library Director may only give written permission as the result of a vote at a meeting of the Board of Trustees at which a quorum is present.

Persons barred from library property under the law remain entitled to library service. It is the responsibility of the patron to arrange for a courier to select, check out, and return materials to the library through possession of the patron's card.

Persons barred from library property under the law will not be served by the library's homebound delivery service.

Violations of this policy will be immediately reported to law enforcement.

Read and approved by the Board June 17, 2009

Procedure for appeal:

Individuals who wish to appeal the decision of the Board will submit a notice of appeal within fourteen (14) days in writing. The Library Director shall promptly notify the Board. The Board of Trustees will then call an Appeals Committee. An Appeals Committee will consist of one member of the Board, the library director, and a representative of the City of Knoxville police department. All decisions will be final.

Revised Sept. 16, 2009