Circulation Policy - General Lending Terms

Regardless of age, the library does not determine what materials an individual may or may not borrow. The library does, however, restrict video/DVD collection access to individuals 18 years of age and older, unless, for younger patrons, parents have signed a release form.


Up to 50 items may be checked out by one registered patron. There are some limits according to format on audiovisual materials and some special children's collections. These limits are identified in the lending Terms and Fees Schedule which is reviewed annually by the Board of Trustees. Circulation periods for various collections are also identified in this schedule.


Reference, local history and genealogy items do not normally circulate.


High demand items or local history/genealogy items may have further restrictions on their circulation periods and/or on the number of items that may be borrowed. Certain items because of the intended audience or length of the item may have extended load periods.


The library attempts to locate and obtain books on an individual title basis as available from other libraries, when a needed title is not available locally. The library reserves the right to restrict the number of interlibrary loan requests submitted by any one patron at one time.


Circulation periods are per calendar day. Items due on days the library is closed are automatically extended to the next open day.


Materials circulate for 28 days with the following exceptions:

Type of Material
Loan Period
New Adult Fiction
14 days
New Adult Non-fiction
14 days
Interlibrary Loan Material
14 days
Magazines
7 days
Toys and Puppets
7 days
Leap Pads
7 days
Leap Frog Books
7 days
Hooked on Phonics Kit
14 days
Book Cassettes
7 days
Music CD's
7 days
Audiobooks
28 days
Cassette Player, MP3 Player
28 days
New, Popular DVD's
2 days
Video Games,
Videotapes, older DVDs
7 days


Fees and Fines

Type of Material Fine Per Day
Past Due
Maximum Fine
Audiobook .25¢ $2.50
Compact Disc .25¢ $2.50
Interlibrary Loan Material Per Lending Library Per Lending Library
Toy .50¢ $5.00
Video Game,
Videotape, DVD
$1.00 $10.00
AV Equipment $1.00 Value of Equipment


Replacement Costs

Type of Material
Loan Period
Adult Cataloged Books
Purchased Price
Audiobook
Original or current retail price*
Compact Disc
Purchase Price
Equipment
Replacement Cost
Interlibrary Loan Material
Per Lending Library
Juvenile Cataloged Book
Purchased Price
Mass Market Paperback
$5.00
Toy
Purchased price*
Video Game,
Videotape, DVD
Original or current retail price*

*If item is no longer being sold, the original price of the item will be charged.