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Registered Sex Offender Policy

Denver Public Library

Registered Sex Offenders Policy

 

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the Denver Public Library is in compliance with the Iowa Code Chapter 692A that excludes registered sex offenders convicted of offenses against minors from being present upon or loitering within 300 feet of library property.  A sex offender is a person who is required to be registered under Chapter 692A.  Chapter 692A provides an exception to this prohibition if the Library Director provides written permission to registered sex offenders to be on library property.

 The Library Director shall not give written permission for registered sex offenders convicted of sex offenses against minors to be on library property.  This decision can be appealed in writing to the Library Board of Trustees.

Persons barred from library property under the law may be eligible for some library services.  They may receive information via telephone or online.  They may register for a library card directly with the Library Director via telephone or online and make arrangements for a courier to select, check out, and return materials using that card.  They may use that card to access the library’s online materials and databases.  Persons bared from the library property under the law will not be served by the library’s homebound delivery service.  The issuance of a library card at any time is NOT permission to enter the library property.

Violations of this policy will be immediately reported to law enforcement  and violators will lose all library privileges. 

Adopted by the Denver Library Board of Trustees

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