WSR 11-23-113



[ Filed November 21, 2011, 9:34 a.m. , effective December 22, 2011 ]

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: 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.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 172-168-020, 172-168-030, 172-168-050, 172-168-070, 172-168-080, 172-168-090, 172-168-100, 172-168-110, 172-168-120 and 172-168-130; and amending WAC 172-168-010 and 172-168-040.

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

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-17-091 on August 22, 2011.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 2, Amended 2, Repealed 10.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 2, Amended 2, Repealed 10; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: November 18, 2011.

Trent Lutey

University Policy



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