As a state agency, the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) must conduct its business in accordance with the current Idaho Administrative Code. The Idaho Legislature did not reauthorize all existing administrative rules as they have done in the past. This requires executive administrative action to ensure existing rules remain in effect in Fiscal Year 2020. The Idaho Commission for Libraries has adopted temporary rules, and proposed rulemaking procedures have been initiated. The action is authorized pursuant to Section(s) 33-2503, Idaho Code.

Notice of Omnibus Rulemaking – Temporary and Proposed Rulemaking, for IDAPA 30, Title1, Chapter 1, Rules of the Idaho Commission for Libraries Governing the Use of Commission Services.

These temporary rules are necessary to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Idaho and confer a benefit on its citizens. These previously approved and codified rules implement the duly enacted laws of the state of Idaho, provide citizens with the detailed rules and standards for complying with those laws, and assist in the orderly execution and enforcement of those laws. The expiration of these rules without due consideration and processes would undermine the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Idaho and deprive them of the benefit intended by these rules. Rules for the Idaho Commission for Libraries allow the agency to provide state and federal grants for eligible libraries and circulate audio books and equipment for qualified Idahoans. The rules also allow exemptions for the criteria for a proposed library district and govern the digital repository of state publications. They are in place to allow the agency to function in an orderly and fair manner.

The Rules of the Idaho Commission for Libraries will be available in the June, 2019 issue of the Idaho Administrative Bulletin,, and can also be found at IDAPA 30.01.01. ( The rules are open for public comment through June 26, 2019. Anyone may submit written comments regarding the ICfL’s proposed rules to me via email, fax, U.S. mail, or hand-delivered to the ICfL’s Boise office at 325 W. State Street.

The ICfL’s complete address, fax, and my email are:

Stephanie Bailey-White, Deputy State Librarian
Idaho Commission for Libraries
325 W. State St.
Boise, ID 83702

FAX: (208) 334-4016 Email:

I am happy to answer any questions you may have about these proposed changes. Please feel free to contact me by phone, fax, or email.

Again, the deadline for public comment is June 26, 2019. Thank you.