Request for Reconsideration of Materials

Patrons wishing to request reconsideration of library materials should ask for a reconsideration form from library staff. All fields on this form must be completed and returned to library staff. Once the form is returned a Review Committee will be selected, consisting of:
  • The Library Director
  • Library Advisory Board Member
  • Primary Selector (may be the Director)

Review Process
  1. Each committee member will read or review the materials in question within 30 days.
  2. The Director will set a meeting date to review the request no later than 60 days after receiving the request for reconsideration.
  3. The Director will locate at least 2 professional-level reviews of the material, if possible
  4. The Committee will meet and review the material and the reviews and make a decision concerning the Request, in keeping with the criteria set out in the Materials Selection Policy. The committee’s decision shall be advisory only.
  5. The Director will send a letter to the patron advising the patron of the committee’s recommendation within 90 days of receiving the request for reconsideration.
  6. Copies of the letter will be sent to the Selector(s).
  7. Each letter will include the following: The Library Bill of Rights; Freedom to Read Statement; Any reviews on the material; Information on the author’s or title’s awards or merits.
  8. Items may be submitted for reconsideration only once within any twelve month period