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Policies

Loan periods, fines and fees for various materials are listed below. Patron records are blocked if fines or fees exceed $2.00 or more, or if materials twenty one days or longer (“final notice”) are overdue.  Patrons whose status is blocked may not check out any more items until the account balance is cleared.

There is a maximum of one renewal on most items. No renewals are allowed on items that have holds. You may renew your own library material by accessing your account online. Materials may not be renewed, however, if the account balance exceeds $2.00.

You may place holds on circulating items yourself or alternately, you may request a staff member place a hold on any circulating item for you.

Checkouts:

  • Books – 4 weeks
  • Government documents – 2 weeks
  • Audios – 2 weeks
  • Magazines – 2 weeks
  • Music CDs – 2 weeks
  • Videos – 1 week

Reference books, items from the history collection and current magazines do not check out. Minors under 18 must have parental permission to check out videos.

Limits:

  • 1 renewal on most items
  • 15 books per adult or juvenile card holder
  • 10 magazines per cardholder
  • 4 issues of any one magazine title
  • 5 videos from any one collection
  • 5 audios from any one collection
  • temporary cardholders may check out 5 printed items or 2 media items at any one time

Fines:

  • maximum fine on any item – $5.00
  • books and magazines – $0 .10/day
  • audiobooks and CDs – $0.50/day
  • videos – $1.00/day

Replacement fees:

  • lost card – 1.00
  • missing barcode – 1.00
  • magazines – $5.00 minimum charge or actual replacement cost when available
  • videos – $25.00 minimum charge or actual replacement cost when available
  • books, audiobooks, CDs – actual replacement cost of item
  • processing fee – $10.00/item

Other fees:

  • minor damage  – up to $3.00 (determined by staff)
  • interlibrary loans and holds not picked up – $2.00/item
  • lost interlibrary loans – charges determined by lending library

Charges for services:

  • microfilm copies – $0.50 for ½ page and $1.00 for full page
  • computer printouts and copies -$0.10/page
  • outgoing faxes – $1.00/page including confirmation page (sorry, we do not provide incoming fax service at this time)

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