Library Policies

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Library Cards

Library cards are free for any interested individual. Simply fill out a library card application and return it to the staff at the circulation desk. For children under 12 parents must apply for and assume responsibility for the child's use of the library. The following obligations are placed upon library card holders:

  • Return any materials by the due date or pay any fines incurred.
  • Pay for any damages which might occur to the materials while in your possession (beyond normal wear and tear).
  • Pay for any materials which you lose.
  • Please be prepared to present your library card each time you wish to check out materials.
  • There is a $3.00 replacement fee for lost cards.

Loan Periods

Most materials may be checked out for 2 weeks and renewed once. Videos may be checked out for 1 week, but they may not be renewed.

Loan Limits

You may check out up to 15 books at a time. You may borrow 4 videos and 4 periodicals at one time. Currently there is no limit for cassette tapes. Exceptions may be made to this at the discretion of the library staff.

Fines

A fine of $5.00 will be charged for each book, cassette tape or periodical over 30 days past due. A fine of $2.00 will be charged for each video 7 days past due. Patrons will not be permitted to check out other materials until overdue materials are returned and fines are paid.

Although library staff will do their best to notify patrons of overdue material, it is ultimately the card holder's responsibility to return materials on time. Due dates are printed on receipts.

Donations

A number of our resources have been donated. This has been a blessing in helping us provide resources. If you have resources you would like to donate please check with the staff at the circulation desk regarding how to go about making a donation. We do ask that you give the library staff the liberty to use or not to use any resource as they determine is best. We are not able to return resources once donated.

Computers

There are 3 computers dedicated for library patrons. One is a card catalog and is available only for searching for library materials. It cannot be used for other purposes.

Two computers are available for general use. A number of tools are available on these computers such as Internet connection, Microsoft Office, Bible study, etc.

Please note the rules posted at each computer.

Refreshments

Drinks are available in the refreshment area. If you plan to leave the refreshment area with a drink we ask that you make sure you have a lid on the cup. We ask that children not be permitted in other areas of the Resource Center with food or drink.

Service in the refreshment area is self-serve. Payment is to be made at the circulation desk. Since the refreshment area is self serve we ask that you clean up after yourself.

Private Conference Room

A small room is available for small conferences, study groups, or individual private study. At times the library staff may reserve the room for specific purposes. If you need to use the conference room and it is not available, please contact the library staff for assistance.