Borrowing Policies

A maximum of 50 items can be checked out on a card at any one time, unless otherwise specified in Patron Card Type. Patrons must present a library card or a valid photo identification to check out materials.

 

MATERIAL TYPES

 

1. BOOKS

  • Books are checked out for a 28-day period, and may be renewed once. Holds may be placed on these items.
  • Items being checked out with another hold request on them have a 14 day check out and cannot be renewed.
  • The library issues extended loan periods for vacations for those people who request it.
  • Instead of the typical 28-day loan period, vacation loans are extended another 28 days, for a 56-day total loan period. A vacation loan cannot be renewed.
  • There is a $.20 fine per day per item for overdue materials, with a maximum fine of $4.00 per item.

 2. HOT PICKS

  • Hot Pick books are checked out for a 14-day period. These books cannot be held or renewed.
  • A maximum of six Hot Picks can be checked out on a card at any one time.
  • Overdue fines are $.20 per day per item, with a maximum of $4.00 per item.

 3. HOT FLICKS

  • Hot Flick DVDs are checked out for seven day period. These items cannot be held or renewed.
  • Overdue fines are $1.00 per day per item, with a maximum of $10.00 per item.

4. VIDEOS & DVDs

  • A maximum of six videos and six DVDs, including Hot Flicks, may be checked out on a card at any one time, for a seven day loan period.
  • Holds may be placed on videos and DVDs except for those videos or DVDs that are classified as Hot Flicks.
  • Videos and DVDs may not be renewed.
  • Patrons may use teacher cards to check out one video and one DVD for classroom purposes.
  • Patrons 17 years of age or younger may check out videos or DVDs if a signed Juvenile or Young Adult Patron Registration form granting permission from the parent, stepparent or legal guardian is on file.
  • Videos and DVDs have a $1.00 fine per day per item, with a maximum overdue fine of $10.00 per item.

5. AUDIO MATERIALS 

  • Compact discs and cassette tapes are checked out for 28 days and may be renewed once. Holds may be placed on these items.
  • Items being checked out with another hold request on them have a 14 day check out and cannot be renewed.
  • The library issues extended loan periods for vacations for those people who request it.
  • Instead of the typical 28-day loan period, vacation loans are extended another 28 days, for a 56-day total loan period. A vacation loan cannot be renewed.
  • Patrons 17 years of age or younger may check out compact discs that have a parental advisory sticker from the manufacturer if a signed Juvenile or Young Adult Patron Registration form granting permission from the parent, stepparent or legal guardian is on file.
  • There is an overdue fine of $.20 per day per item, with a maximum fine of $4.00 per item.

6. CD-ROMs

  • CD-ROMs are checked out for a 28-day period, and may be renewed once. 
  • Holds may be placed on these items. 
  • Items being checked out with another hold request on them have a 14 day check out and cannot be renewed.
  • The library issues extended loan periods for vacations upon request. Instead of the typical 28-day loan period, vacation loans are extended another 28 days, for a 56-day total loan period. A vacation loan cannot be renewed.
  • There is a $.20 fine per day per item for overdue materials, with a maximum fine of $4.00 per item. 

7. MAGAZINES

  • Circulating magazines may be checked out for a 28-day period and may be renewed once.
  • Holds may be placed on these items.
  • Items being checked out with another hold request on them have a 14 day check out and cannot be renewed.
  • The library issues extended loan periods for vacations for those people who request it.
  • Instead of the typical 28-day loan period, vacation loans are extended another 28 days, for a 56-day total loan period. A vacation loan cannot be renewed.
  • Bound periodicals and "current issue" magazines cannot be checked out.
  • Fines are $.20 per day per item, with a maximum fine of $4.00 per item.

8. PAMPHLETS

  • Pamphlets have a 28-day check out and can be renewed once.
  • Holds are not placed on these items.
  • The library issues extended loan periods for vacations for those people who request it.
  • Instead of the typical 28-day loan period, vacation loans are extended another 28 days, for a 56-day total loan period. A vacation loan cannot be renewed.
  • There is an overdue fine of $.20 per day for each record created, with a maximum of $4.00 per pamphlet record.

9. BOOKMOBILE MATERIALS

  • All bookmobile material check out for a 28 day loan period.
  • Hold items on each bookmobile stay on the hold shelf until the patron's next scheduled stop is made.
  • Normal renewal rules apply.

10. REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • Materials marked "Reference" are for library use only and cannot be checked out.

11. GENEALOGY MATERIALS

  • Materials marked "Genealogy" are for library use only and cannot be checked out.

 12. AUDIO BOOKS ON MP3 DISCS

  • MP-3 Discs are checked out for a 28-day period, and may be renewed once. 
  • Holds may be placed on these items. 
  • Items being checked out with another hold request on them have a 14 day check out and cannot be renewed.
  • The library issues extended loan periods for vacations upon request. Instead of the typical 28-day loan period, vacation loans are extended another 28 days, for a 56-day total loan period. A vacation loan cannot be renewed.
  • There is a $.20 fine per day per item for overdue materials, with a maximum fine of $4.00 per item. 

13. MP3 PLAYERS

  • MP3 Players have a 14-day check out period, and cannot be renewed. 
  • Holds cannot be placed on these items.
  • Patrons 17 years of age or younger may not checkout MP3 players.
  • A maximum of one may be checked out on a patron’s card at any one time.
  • MP3 players have a $1.00 overdue fine per day, to a maximum of $10.00 per item.
  • MP3 Players are to be used for the loading of audio books on MP3 discs
  • MP3 files are loaded onto players at the Circulation desk in a process that should take approximately 15 minutes.
  • MP3 discs can be checked out separately from the player, and patrons can have MP3 discs loaded onto players without checking the discs out.
  • Patrons who want to download files from the Downloadable eBooks and Audio Books from the library’s website must use their own computers.
  • Regular audio books on CD and cassette tape are not compatible and cannot be loaded onto players.

LIBRARY NOTICES

 

1. HOLD NOTICE

  • A notice is sent to the patron informing him/her of the held item, which is at the Circulation Desk for seven days. Videos and DVDs will be held for three days. If the hold is not picked up, it goes to the next patron or is returned to the shelf. Hold notices may be sent by e-mail, telephone or postal mail.

2. ADVANCED DUE NOTICE

  • This notifies patrons of material coming due the following week, and is only available to patrons who have email addresses on their patron records. Included in the e-mail is a complete list of material checked out and due dates on the patron's card.

 3. OVERDUE NOTICE

  • Material not returned by the due date will receive an overdue notice. This notice may be sent by e-mail, telephone or postal mail.
  • Overdue Notices for DVD’s, Videos, MP3 Players, and Hot Picks are generated three days after the due date.
  • Overdue Notices are generated for all other materials five days after the due date.

4. FINAL NOTICE

Items still not returned after the Overdue Notice will be billed for replacement. This notice will be sent postal mail.

  • Final notices for DVD’s, Videos, MP3 Players, and Hot Picks are generated seven days after the due date.
  • Final notices for all other materials are generated three weeks after the due date. 

RENEWALS

Patrons may renew items one time unless:

  • there is a hold on the item
  • if the item is a Hot Pick, MP3 Player, or Hot Flick DVD
  • the patron had been turned over to a collection agency

Patrons may renew over the phone, in person, by e-mail or online.

 

INTERLIBRARY LOANS

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) items will be held at the circulation desk until the date designated by the ILL clerk. Patrons must have a valid library card to request ILL materials. Items may be checked out for the time allowed by the lending library. Inquiries for renewal are conducted through Reference Desk personnel, who will see whether a renewal is allowed by the lending library. Upon approval, the item will be renewed for the time allotted.
  • Generally, there is no fee for requesting ILL material. If an ILL fee is charged, it is attached to each item and will be collected at the circulation desk upon check out. If the item is never picked up by the patron, then a charge in the amount of the ILL fee will be added to the patron's record.
  • ILL fines are subject to general circulation policies, including replacement fees and collection agency

MP3 Players 

  • Players are to be used for the loading of audio books on MP3 discs.
  • MP3 files are loaded onto players at the Circulation Desk in a process that should take approximately 15 minutes. 
  • MP3 discs can be checked out separately from player, and the patrons can have MP3 discs loaded onto players without checking the discs out.
  • Patrons who want to download files from the Downloadable eBooks and AudioBooks from the library’s website must use their own computers.
  • Regular audio books on CD and cassette tape are not compatible and cannot be loaded onto players.

1. CHECKOUT REQUIREMENTS AND LIMITATIONS

  • Patrons must be at least 18 years old.
  • Players cannot be requested for delivery to other library locations and players cannot be put on hold.
  • Players MUST be returned to library staff at the Circulation Desk at the location it was checked out.

2. FINES

  • Players can be checked out for 2 weeks.
  • Players can not be renewed.
  • Players are fined an overdue rate of $1 per day up to a maximum of $10.
  • Players are billed after 8 days overdue.
  • Replacement cost of player is $20.

3. MP3 DISCS

  • MP3 Discs have the same circulation rules and fines as adult CD-ROMs.

 4. MP3 PLAYER ASSOCIATED PARTS

  • Players include battery & case.
  • Library does not circulate headphones with players.  
    Headphone sets can be purchased at the Circulation Desk for $1.

5. MISC INFO

Players have 1 gig of storage capacity and are produced by Zen.

 

 6. BOOKS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR CHECKOUT ON MP3 DISC

View the complete list of books available for download.