The Mission of Monterey County Free Libraries is to bring ideas,
inspiration, information and enjoyment to our community.
In order to fulfill its mission, Monterey County Free Libraries
(MCFL) will select, organize and make library materials accessible
in a variety of formats to meet the expressed, anticipated and
lifelong learning needs and interests of the broad community it
serves. MCFL will provide materials in English and Spanish, and
additional languages that best respond to the current needs of
MCFL’s service areas.
Under the direction of the Library Director, professional librarians
select materials by utilizing a combination of reviews, knowledge of
the community, currency of information, popularity and demand. MCFL
makes efforts to represent a broad range of viewpoints. Each
selection is evaluated on its own merit taking into consideration
budgetary and space limitations and its relation to the collection
as a whole.
Materials will not be excluded solely because they may cause concern
to some individuals. Materials may include items deemed
controversial because of their political, religious or sexual
content if they meet other selection criteria. Restriction of a
child’s access to materials is the right and responsibility of the
parent or guardian.
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