Rules for checking out materials
You must bring your library card to check out material from the library. You may check out up to 30 items if there are no long overdue items or unpaid fines or fees on your card. The library reserves the right to limit the number of items that may be checked out on one subject or in one classification. Materials are checked out for 3 weeks; entertainment and youth videos may be checked out for 7 days. The loan period for an Inter-library loan is at the discretion of the lending library.
What happens if I lose or damage something checked out to me?
If you lose or damage material you have checked out on your library card, then you are responsible for paying the current replacement cost plus a $5 processing fee.
Another option is to buy an exact replacement for the lost or damaged item (same edition, binding, and ISBN). Any replacement must be in new condition and audiovisual items must be in the original packaging, including shrink wrap. The $5 processing fee still applies. By supplying the library with a duplicate instead of paying for the item, you forfeit your right to a refund if the original item is found later.
How confidential is my library record?
The American Library Association's "Statement on Professional Ethics, 1995" states that "Libraries must protect each user's right to privacy with respect to information sought or received, and materials consulted, borrowed or acquired."
The Library protects your right to privacy by forming a partnership with you or your family and allowing you to choose who has access to each person's library card. Individual control of a borrower's card is the most effective protection of privacy for the individual. This approach to privacy enables parents to adjust their awareness of their children's borrowing patterns to a degree that satisfies the family's system of values. It enables adults to accomplish their library business by permitting access to their record by another adult or child. How you choose to use and share your card will determine the degree of privacy that the Library can provide for your record. You can protect yourself to the degree you choose.
Is it ok to let someone else use my library card?
Customers may allow up to two additional adults to have access to their library card. Authorized users have full access to the library card record as well as the ability to check out materials on the card. Being the authorized user of someone’s card does not entitle the additional card user to Internet access using the card. The person signing for the library card is responsible for all library transactions, fees and/or fines incurred by the additional authorized user of the card. When checking out materials as an authorized user, photo identification will be required of the authorized user to allow verification of access.