Rules, Regulations, & Statutes

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As required by Oklahoma law, we are providing the rules, regulations, and statutes that we follow in the operation of the library.  If you have any questions, please contact the Library Director for more information.

State Regulations & Statutes

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries maintains a web page with links to all the state laws that govern libraries.  Enid Public Library is a Municipal Library, not a City-County Library.

Local Ordinances

City of Enid provides a link to the city ordinances, also called the City Code.

Title 2--Chapter 6, Article C  CITY SERVICES AND FACILITIES
A. Fees: The fees to be charged at the public library of Enid and Garfield County shall be set by the library board and shall be posted at the library, at the city hall administration building and on the library's website.

B. Failure To Return Loaned Item: Any patron that has failed to return the loaned item(s) by the due date shall no longer have borrowing or other library privileges until the loaned item is returned, the appropriate fees have been paid, or other arrangements made.

C. Renting Great Plains Room: The following rates shall apply for renting the Great Plains Room in the public library of Enid and Garfield County:
Nonprofit organization No charge
For profit organization $25.00
(Ord. 2009-03, 1-20-2009)

Title 7--Chapter 10 LIBRARY BOARD
The library board of directors is authorized by city charter, section A.8.23. (Ord. 2008-14, 7-15-2008)

The board of directors is composed of six (6) members that are residents of the city of Enid, and one member that is a resident of Garfield County, but does not reside in the city of Enid, and has been nominated by Garfield County commissioners. All the appointments are made by the mayor and board of commissioners. (Ord. 2008-14, 7-15-2008)

7-10-3: TERMS:
The members of the board shall serve for three (3) years or until their successors are appointed. The terms expire on the first Monday in May of the applicable year. No person shall serve more than two (2) terms in succession. (Ord. 2008-14, 7-15-2008)

7-10-4: MEETINGS:
The meeting on the second Monday of each May shall be the meeting where the yearly election of officers shall be made by majority vote of the board. The officers shall be president, vice president and secretary. Other meetings may be scheduled as the members choose. A quorum of this board is the majority of the members. (Ord. 2008-14, 7-15-2008)

The board's duties shall include:
A. Conducting hearings or meetings when needed;
B. Annual review of the library budget to include recommendations concerning expenditures and projects;
C. Reviewing, developing and adopting library policies that affect patrons, public service and the availability of services for residents throughout Garfield County;
D. Developing a long term plan for the library, particularly as it relates to collection development, special programming, technology, infrastructure, and the Enid Foundation library endowment fund; and
E. Making recommendations to the city manager concerning the hiring, performance and retention of the library director. (Ord. 2008-25, 9-16-2008)


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