Collection Development Policy
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library assumes a unique role as an unbiased repository for the expression of thought and culture and as a protector of intellectual freedom in a free society. The library is committed to providing a comfortable and equitable environment for our patrons and to meet their needs by collecting, organizing, and disseminating information as cost-effectively as possible. The library has the responsibility of selecting print materials, non-print materials, and electronic sources that reflect the community’s diverse citizenry. These materials reflect a wide variety of ideas and may contain controversial points of view. Therefore, the library’s collection includes materials which are representative of all races and nationalities and all political, religious economic and social views. The library recognizes the American Library Association statements: The Library Bill of Rights, Diverse Collections: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights, The Freedom to Read, and The Freedom to View.