1.08 Exclusionary Zone Policy

In accordance with Chapter 692A of Subtitle 1 of Title 16 of the Code of Iowa, the Board of Trustees prohibits the presence of sex offenders (defined as persons who are required to be registered in the Iowa Sex Offender Registry) convicted of sex offenses against minors upon library property without written permission of the Library Director.  These individuals are also prohibited from loitering within 300 feet of library property.

Requests for permission to be on library property will be considered by the Board of Trustees.  The Library Director may give written permission only after obtaining approval for such permission as the result of a vote of the Board of Trustees.

Individuals who are barred from library property under this law remain entitled to library service.  It is the responsibility of the individual requesting service to arrange for a courier to select, check out, and return materials to the library.  Persons barred from library property under the law are not eligible to be served by the library’s homebound delivery service.

Violations of this policy will be immediately reported to law enforcement.


Adopted: July 2009
Reviewed: June 2015