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Oregon Library Laws - Administrative Rules - State Library: Administration
Oregon Administrative Rules
Chapter 543 - Oregon State Library
The following words, when used in Administrative Rules adopted by the Oregon State Library Board of Trustees, shall mean the following:
(1) "Board" means the Oregon State Library Board of Trustees.
(2) "Chair" means the the presiding officer of the Board.
Meetings and Notice
(1) The State Librarian shall follow the procedures established by the Attorney General's Public Meetings and Records Manual, as amended from time to time, for providing notices of Board meetings. Unless the meeting is called exclusively for the purpose of holding an executive session as set forth in ORS 192.660, copies of the meeting notices shall be sent to organizations and individuals designated by the Board.
(2) A copy of the notice shall be sent to any organization or individual previously notifying the Chair or the State Librarian of interest in the subject matter to be considered at the meeting.
[Publications: The publication(s) referred to or incorporated by reference in this rule are available from the.agency.]

Appearances Before the Board
The policy of the Board is to hold public meetings and to permit all persons, groups and organizations having relevant business or opinions to appear before them and be heard.
Eligible Borrowers
The State Library will lend library materials to:
(1) Legally established public libraries.
(2) Educational institution libraries.
(3) State agencies and their employees.
(4) Print-disabled individuals who are eligible to borrow library materials from the Talking Book and Braille Services.
(5) Individuals with current Oregon addresses who request materials in person at the State Library.
(6) Special libraries (as listed in directories as maintained by Oregon State Library, or other standard library directories).
Eligible Recipients of Research Services
In addition to research services defined in OAR 543-010-0032, the State Library provides resource materials and research services to the following:
(1) State officials, including legislators;
(2) State employees;
(3) Former statewide-elected government officials.
Loan Periods
The State Library Board authorizes the State Librarian to set loan periods for State Library materials. Loan periods will be available to the public in a State Library policy.
Overdue and Lost Materials
(1) Borrowers will:
(a) Return library materials no later than the due date;
(b) Make full payment for lost materials within 30 days of the date of the bill notice.
(c) Materials borrowed through Interlibrary Loan will be billed in amounts to be determined by the lending library.
(2) The State Library will suspend service to those individuals and libraries who abuse borrowing provisions of Oregon State Library or Interlibrary Loan materials until all overdue material or payment for replacement is received by the State Library.
(3) The State Library Board of Trustees authorizes the State Librarian to set fees for overdue or lost materials, whether circulated by the State Library directly or through interlibrary loan. The fee schedule shall be available to the public in a State Library policy.
Genealogical and Oregoniana Services
(1) Genealogical Services provided by library employees shall be limited to reasonable assistance to visitors to the State Library.
(2) Oregoniana services provided by library employees shall be limited to access and reasonable assistance in using the Library's unique Oregoniana materials for walk-in patrons.
Postage Charges
Borrowers shall pay all return postage costs.
Hours of Service
The Reference Rooms will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excepting legal holidays, and may be open at other times by special arrangement with the State Librarian. Talking Book and Braille Services will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excepting legal holidays.
Annual Reports
Not later than October 1 of each year, public libraries shall submit statistical and financial information, in conformance with ORS 357.520, to the State Library on the Statistical Report form furnished by the State Library.
Official Recognition of Public Libraries
(1) The State Library will officially recognize those public libraries that become legally established under one of the methods described in ORS 357.216-286 or 357.400-357.621.
(2) Official recognition will qualify the public library to receive assistance from the State Library as authorized in the statutes.
(3) Official recognition will continue unless the library no longer meets the statutory requirements of a public library, or until the library has support withdrawn under the requirements of ORS 357.621.
(4) The State Library Board will terminate official recognition immediately after a local government withdraws support following the requirements of ORS 357.621, or after it is otherwise determined that a library no longer meets the statutory requirements of a public library. The State Library will notify a local government that official recognition is being terminated.
(5) Any affected agency may appeal the termination of official recognition to the Board. The appeal must be in writing and must contain a detailed statement specifying the reason the appellant agency believes the action was improper.
(6) The written appeal must be filed no later than 15 days after the notice of termination of official recognition is received. Once an appeal is received, it will be scheduled for public hearing and an order of the Board.