Public Records Policy

Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees Policy

Purpose

To comply with Washington State RCW 42.56 Public Records, commonly known as the Public Records Act, Sno-Isle Libraries will have an administrative policy for requests for public records.

Scope

Sno-Isle Libraries public records are available for public inspection and duplication, except as otherwise provided by RCW 42.56.001 – 42.56.904.

Exemptions
Sno-Isle Libraries may deny access to a public record that is exempt under the provisions of the law.

Any library record the primary purpose of which is to maintain control of library materials, or to gain access to information, that discloses or could be used to disclose the identity of a library user, is exempt from public disclosure by RCW 42.56.310.

Certain other exemptions pertain to public records, under certain circumstances, specified in Chapter 42.56 RCW and/or other applicable law. If any item is withheld, a written statement of the specific reasons therefore will be provided by the Public Records Officer.

Requests for Public Records
Any public record may be obtained by members of the public by using the Sno-Isle Libraries Administrative Policy.

Copying / Fees
Sno-Isle Libraries will set a fee schedule based on RCW 42.56.120.

Additional Information
Additional information about Washington State's Public Record Act can be obtained online over the Internet from the website of the Washington State Attorney General's Office at Washington's Public Records Act (PDF).

Implementation

This policy will be implemented by the Public Records Officer, as delegated by the Executive Director.

Policy History

Date approved: 9/2019
Next review date: 9/2023
Date Adopted: 2009