WSR 11-17-091



[ Filed August 22, 2011, 7:58 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 11-14-008.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 172-168 WAC, Library policies.

Hearing Location(s): Eastern Washington University, Main Campus, Tawanka Commons, Room 215, Cheney, Washington 99004, on September 30, 2011, at 2:00 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 30, 2011.

Submit Written Comments to: University Policy Administrator, 214 Showalter Hall, Cheney, WA 99004, e-mail, fax (509) 359-7036, by September 28, 2011.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Trent Lutey by September 28, 2011, (509) 359-6322.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: These rules add clarity to the existing chapter by focusing more directly on the intended scope and applicability of the chapter. The proposed revisions are intended to bring these rules up to date with current practices and to remove provisions that are prescribed by internal policies.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.35.120(12).

Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Eastern Washington University, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Laurie Connelly, 214 Showalter, Cheney, WA 99004, (509) 359-2371; Implementation and Enforcement: Richard Wilson, JFK Library, Cheney, Washington 99004, (509) 359-2264.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. WAC revision does not impose a disproportionate impact on small businesses.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Chapter 172-168 WAC is not considered a significant legislative rule by Eastern Washington University.

August 22, 2011

Trent Lutey

University Policty

[Policy] Administrator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Resolution No. 82-02, filed 3/22/82)

WAC 172-168-010   Eastern Washington University ((library)) libraries.   ((The library at)) Eastern Washington University (EWU) libraries exist((s)) first and foremost to serve the needs of EWU students and faculty. ((It)) EWU libraries also serve((s)) the rest of the university community, the regional needs of Eastern Washington, and the general ((scholarly)) community. ((Although normal hours for providing service varies from forty-five to more than eighty hours per week, the library may adjust these hours to meet changing public demand, availability of staff, and budgetary limitations.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120. 82-07-064 (Resolution No. 82-02), 172-168-010, filed 3/22/82; Order 73-10, 172-168-010, filed 4/18/73.]

WAC 172-168-025   Eligible library users.   EWU libraries are open to the public. However, children under twelve years of age must be accompanied by an adult or have prearranged permission from the senior staff member on duty. Borrowing privileges and other library services are limited to the following users:

(1) Current students, faculty, staff and trustees;

(2) Eligible users through the Orbis Cascade Alliance or through other reciprocal agreements;

(3) Other libraries through interlibrary loans;

(4) Emeriti faculty;

(5) Spokane-area residents, not affiliated with EWU, who obtain a community member borrower's card;

(6) Other individuals as determined by the dean of libraries;

(7) Children between twelve and seventeen years of age may be issued a borrower's card provided the card is co-signed by the child's parent or guardian.


WAC 172-168-035   Conduct.   Users of EWU libraries' facilities shall maintain appropriate public behavior and comply with all library policies. Violators of library policies may be subject to disciplinary action including, but not limited to, assessment of fines, fees, or other service charges and revocation of library privileges. Use of the library may be denied to anyone for abuse of library services or resources.


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 73-10, filed 4/18/73)

WAC 172-168-040   Inspection.   ((The library shall have the right to inspect packages, briefcases, containers, articles, materials, etc., leaving the building to prevent unauthorized removal of library resources. The inspection may be done by persons, by electronic equipment, or other devices designed to detect unauthorized removals.)) Briefcases, backpacks, and any other containers or items being carried out of library facilities may be inspected. Inspections may be performed by employees or through the use of electronic equipment or other devices.

[Order 73-10, 172-168-040, filed 4/18/73.]


     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 172-168-020 Selection of services, personnel, resources.
WAC 172-168-030 Circulation records.
WAC 172-168-050 Prohibited entry.
WAC 172-168-070 Displays.
WAC 172-168-080 Library carrels.
WAC 172-168-090 Gifts.
WAC 172-168-100 Library borrowers.
WAC 172-168-110 Library circulation policy.
WAC 172-168-120 Library fines and charges for lost, damaged, and overdue materials.
WAC 172-168-130 Library service fees.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office