public records policy

It is the policy of the Guernsey County District Public Library that openness leads to a better informed citizenry, which leads to better government and better policy.

In accordance with the Ohio Revised Code and applicable judicial decisions, records are defined as any item that (1) contains information stored on a fixed medium (such as paper, electronic – including but not limited to email – and other formats); (2) is created or received by, or sent under the jurisdiction of a public office and (3) documents the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, operations or other activities of the office.

As required by Ohio law, records will be organized and maintained so that they are readily available for inspection and copying. Records will be available for inspection and copying at all reasonable times during regular business hours.