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Request a Reconsideration of Library Materials

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Any Mesa Public Library cardholder may request that an item in the library’s collections be reviewed for appropriateness. A title will be reviewed only once within a five year period unless the content has undergone major revisions.

The procedure for reconsideration of material is as follows:

  1. The customer seeking reconsideration of a work receives a copy of the Mesa Public Library Collection Guidelines and a Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials form. These are available online and at all public service desks.
  2. The customer seeking reconsideration must read, view, or listen to the entirety of the work before requesting reconsideration of library material.
  3. The customer may submit the Request for Reconsideration of Material form at any public service desk.The customer will receive a letter acknowledging receipt of the Request for Reconsideration form by the library and advising that a written response to the Request will be sent within 28 days.
  4. The form is routed to the Branch Coordinator who will assign a librarian to review and research the request. The librarian will present a recommendation to the Branch Coordinator and Library Director.
  5. The librarian will contact the customer to discuss the customer’s request and the Library’s decision regarding the material.
  6. The Library’s decision will be mailed within 28 days of the original request.
  7. If the customer is not satisfied with the Library’s decision, the customer may file a written notice of appeal within 30 days to the Library Director.
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Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials

Mesa Public Library selects material with great care, using established criteria and giving full consideration to the varying age groups as well as differing education and cultural backgrounds of customers the Library serves. The selection criteria are described in detail in the Collection Development Guidelines, which is available on the Library’s website. 

Customers who would like the Library to reconsider a title’s place in the collection are required to complete this form.

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 Your Information
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Your Information
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I represent
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I represent
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Material for Consideration
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Material for Consideration
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Did you read, view, or listen to the material in its entirety?
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Did you read, view, or listen to the material in its entirety?
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Have you read any reviews of this material?
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Have you read any reviews of this material?
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Have you read the Mesa Public Library Materials Selection Guidelines?
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Have you read the Mesa Public Library Materials Selection Guidelines?
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Please describe your concerns regarding this material. Please be specific and list page numbers or sections when applicable.
  1. To receive a copy of your submission, please fill out your email address below and submit.