Circulation Policies

Length of Circulation

The circulation period for library materials is established by the Director of the Library. Items may be checked out for 21 days, 7 days, or 2 days depending on the item. With the exception of DVDs, Speed Zone books, and Playaway Views, items may be renewed one time if there is no reserve on that particular item by another patron.

There is no limit on the number of books a patron may check out. Books check out for 3 weeks and may be renewed for 3 weeks (if the item is not on hold for another patron).

A limit of a total of 20 CDs or Books on CD may be checked out for 3 weeks. A limit of 5 CD ROMS may be checked out for 3 weeks. All items may be renewed for 3 weeks (if an item is not on hold for another patron).

DVDs may be checked out for one week at a charge of $.50 per title. Borrower must be 18 years of age (or may be 15, 16, or 17 years of age with a signed permission slip on file from a parent or guardian) and may check out up to 10 DVDs at a time. DVDs may not be renewed, but may be brought to the library to be checked in and checked out at a charge fo $.50 per title (if title is not on hold for another patron). Quickflix and Quickflix Blu-ray Discs may be checked out for 2 days only, with no renewals.  

DVDs, CDs, Books on CD and CD ROMs are not to be repaired, altered or tampered with in any way. If there is a problem with any of these items, please inform us at the time the item is returned. Avoid leaving these items in temperature extremes and play only at room temperature. In case of damage or loss, borrower may be charged the full replacement cost.  All materials except children's board games may be returned in the book drop.


Overdue Materials 

An item is considered overdue when it has been borrowed from the library and has not been returned on or by the date specified. Patrons are responsible for all items checked out on their card.   A postage charge of 49¢ for mailing second overdue notices will be added to a patron's record.  

Overdue charges for most items, adults, young adults, and children’s, compound at a rate of $.25 per day per item. DVDs are $1.00 per day per title. Once the item is returned, the fine no longer accumulates. The fine will accumulate up to the cost of each item.  All items except DVDs, Speed Zone books, and Playaway Views, may be renewed online.

In the case of patrons who chronically have overdue problems, the Library Director may suspend his/her borrowing privileges. After the third notice, unresolved issues may be sent to a collection agency.


Other Charges

Patrons must have their card with them to check out materials.  Patrons are responsible for materials checked out on their card and are encouraged not to loan their card to anyone.  Patrons are responsible for taking care of the library materials they have in their possession. Patrons who damage or lose library equipment or materials will be required to pay the current replacement cost of that item or be assessed a damage fee. Examples might include water damage or lost DVD inserts.


Assessing Charges

In assessing overdue fines and other charges, all patrons should be given the benefit of the doubt. Chronic offenders should be treated firmly, but courteously. In all cases, if there is any doubt on the part of the staff or patron, it should be made clear that nothing is definite until the Director has been informed of the situation.


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