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Circulation Policy

The policy that dictates how materials are circulated.

BOOKS, COMPACT DISKS: These items may be checked out for three weeks and are renewable once by phone or at the circulation desk unless there is a reserve list on them.

 RESERVE: Books or materials that have a reserve list on them are NOT renewable.

 ENCYCLOPEDIA: May be checked out for three weeks and may be renewed if there is not a reserve list on them.

 MAGAZINES: All back issues of magazines may be checked out for three weeks renewable at the librarian’s discretion.  Renewal will depend upon demand.

 VIDEOS and DVDs: Videos and DVDs may be checked out for a one week period and are renewable unless there is a reserve on them.  There is a limit of three videos and three DVDs checked out at one time on each card.

 FINES ON OVERDUE MATERIALS: Fines are $.10 per day per book, magazine, compact disk, or video.  Sundays and holidays will not be counted.  Fines will not exceed $2.00 per item or $5.00 per group of items unless they have been lost.  In the case of lost materials, the charge will be the replacement cost plus $2.00 handling fee.

 NOTICE OF OVERDUE MATERIALS: If materials have not been returned or renewed (if applicable) within two weeks after the due date, a bill for replacement cost plus $2.00 handling fee will be sent to the patron.  The patron will either return the material and pay the fines due or they will pay the replacement costs and the materials will be ordered.  Second billings will be sent after items are 2 months overdue.  If the materials have not been returned or paid for after the second billing, a certified letter may be sent to the patron.  If there is no response, the City Attorney may be consulted.

 LOSS OF BORROWING PRIVILEGES: If a patron has been billed for overdue materials or has fines in excess of $5.00, borrowing privileges may be suspended until books are returned or paid for and/or fines are paid.

 DAMAGED OR BROKEN MATERIALS: Patrons will be charged to repair or replace materials found to be damaged or broken in misuse.

 Approved – August 28, 2002

Reviewed – August 8, 2007

Reviewed – February 3, 2010

Reviewed – August 3, 2011