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Circulation Policies

  • Books are checked out for a two-week period.
  • Newspapers and magazines may not be checked out.
  • Reference materials and genealogy materials may not be checked out.
  • Materials may be renewed once except for those on the limited use list or those items on reserve.
  • Renewals and reserves may be handled over the phone or in person.
  • Overdue books and audio books are charged 10 (ten) cents a day, with a maximum fine of $4.00 per item. Fines are not incurred on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
  • Overdue videos/DVDs are charged $1.00 per day, up to $5 maximum per item. Only 3 videos may be checked out at one time, and only 6 per family.
  • If a patron damages or loses a DVD case, the patron must pay a $2 charge to replace it.
  • Patrons are expected to pay for lost or damaged items.
  • No more than 5 items may be checked out at one time per card.
  • A one-day grace period is granted before fines are applied.
  • New patrons will have a 90-day probationary period in which they may check out two books or one movie and one book only.
  • In order for children ages 5-17 to open their first library card account, their parent and/or guardian MUST ALSO OPEN A LIBRARY ACCOUNT, or already have an existing account that is in good standing.
  • Probation period may be extended indefinitely if patron has unpaid fines or is chronically late returning items.
  • Patron privileges may be terminated for failure to return items, inappropriate behavior, or failure to observe all library policies.
  • Children are to be supervised at all times by their parents. Parents will be responsible for paying for damages done by their child. Parents allowing their children to become unruly or destructive will be asked to leave.

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