Pierce County Library System is a special-purpose district funded primarily through a property tax set by state law and collected in the unincorporated county and annexed cities and towns or through interlocal service agreements with other cities and towns.
Individuals eligible for borrowing privileges are:
In addition to those residing in the Library service area, the following shall be considered eligible for borrowing privileges without payment of a non-resident fee:
OTHER NON-RESIDENT BORROWERS:
The public library is based on the philosophical premise that the public interest is served by providing tax-supported library service for every one in the community. The Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring the prudent use of the taxpayers’ investment. Effective and continuous library service, like other public services, requires the ongoing funding made possible by taxation or other forms of broad based public support.
Persons who reside or own property in incorporated towns and cities whose jurisdictions provide free public library service, are eligible to obtain Library borrowing privileges through payment of an annual non-resident fee. "Free public library" is defined in accordance with RCW 27.12.010 as a "free public library supported in whole or in part from money derived from taxation."
Persons residing in any municipality in the library’s service area that does NOT choose to support a public library or to participate in the support of the System, either through annexation or contract, will not have borrowing privileges at any Pierce County Library System library.
Board Policy 2.12
Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Pierce County Library System on August 14, 1997, to be effective August, 2000. Revised May 11, 2000. Revised September 13, 2006.
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