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Circulation Policy

                                                     Circulation Policy

 

Books in print, Encyclopedias and Audio books: These items may be checked out for a period of 3 weeks. They are renewable once by phone or at the circulation desk, unless the material has a pending reserve.

DVD’s: These materials may be checked out for a period of 1 week. These are renewable unless there is a reserve on them. There is a limit of 3 DVD’s per library card.

Fines and Overdue Materials: Fines for overdue that are listed above are .10 per day. Fines will not exceed $5.00 per item. In the case of lost materials, the charge will be the replacement cost plus a $2.00 handling fee.

Fines of Overdue Materials: If the materials have not been returned or renewed (if applicable) within two weeks after the due date, a bill for the replacement cost of the material plus the $2.00 handling will be sent to the patron. The patron will return the material, and pay the fines due or they will pay the replacement cost of the material so the staff may order a replacement material. The second bill will be sent after the 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 contacted.

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. When the materials are returned and fines are paid, borrowing privileges will be reinstated. Patrons who have materials that have been lost or damaged beyond repair will pay the replacement cost plus the $2.00 handling before their borrowing privileges will be restored.

Damaged or Broken Materials: Patrons will be charged to repair or replace materials that have been damaged or misused during the time that the materials were checked out on the patron’s library card.

Approved- August 28, 2002

Reviewed- August 8, 2007

Reviewed- February 3, 2010

Reviewed- August 3, 2010

Reviewed- January 15, 2014

Reviewed- June 3, 2015

Reviewed- June 8, 2016

Reviewed June 7, 2017

Reviewed June 2018