Borrowing

Getting a Library Card

Come in person to the Circulation Desk. You will need a photo ID with your current address and/or a piece of mail with your current address.

Children’s cards are issued only when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who has proper ID. The parent or guardian assumes responsibility.

Library Card and PIN

You will need your barcode number as well as a password to access your account online. You can contact the library to obtain a password. You will have the option to change that password online.

What You Can Borrow

Books, Book on CD’s, Magazines, Entertainment DVD’s as well as Non-fiction DVD’s, Music CD’s and Paintings.

Loan Periods and Item Limits

Material Type Maximum Loan Period Renewals
Books 20 2 Weeks 2
Audio books 10 2 Weeks 2
Magazines 10 2 Weeks 0
Non-fiction Videos 10 2 Weeks 2
Music CD's 5 2 Weeks 2
Entertainment Videos 3 2 Days 0
Paintings 3 3 Months 1

Renewals

You may renew materials in person or by telephone. You may also renew online by using your barcode number (no spaces) and a PIN (password). The system will prevent you from renewing for the following reasons:

The item is past its due date.
The item has already been renewed the maximum number of times.
The item is on Hold for another patron.
Your account has been blocked because of a billed item or because you have over $5.00 in fines.
There are other blocks on your account.

Overdue Materials and Fines

Books, Audio books, Magazines, Non-fictional videos and Music CD’s accrue fines at .10 per day. Entertainment videos accrue fines of .50 per day.

When items are 7 days overdue a 1st notice will be sent. When items are 14 days overdue a 2nd notice will be sent. There is a charge of $1.00 per notice sent.

If we have your email, you will automatically receive a courtesy almost overdue reminder 2 days before items are due. You will also receive 1st and 2nd email notices.

When items are one month overdue a Billing Notice will be sent. When an item is billed and deleted from our system, it cannot be returned and charges will not be reimbursed.

If materials are lost or damaged, please contact us about replacement. There will be replacement charges, processing fees and fines due.

Failure to return materials or pay for replacement will result in suspension of your library borrowing privileges until the matter is resolved.

Placing a Hold on Materials

You may place a hold on materials in person, online or by calling the library. We will call you when the item is ready to be picked up. We will hold the item at the Circulation Desk for 7 days.

A hold will be cancelled if:
The patron owes fines.
The patron has overdue items.
The patron has items in billing.
We are unable to contact you by phone.

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