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Borrowing Information
Lending Periods

Patrons may checkout a total of 10 items at a time, within the following limits, and excluding headphones:

Item  Loan Period   Limit
 Books  2 weeks  10
 Audio Books  2 weeks  10
 Magazines  2 weeks  10
 Videos  1 week  5
 Headphones  1 in-house session  1


Renewals

Most items may be renewed twice, providing the item has not been reserved by another patron. Patrons may choose to renew items online by logging in to Atriuum under the  "Find Books and More" button on the website, or by calling the library. Login and password are the library card number (5 digits) and patron's last name in all caps.  Please note that once books are past due, the "renew" feature is blocked and patrons must call the library.

Headphones are for use inside the library, and may not be taken out of the building or renewed. 


Fines

Fines for past due items are .25 cents per day, per item, with the exception of headphones.
Headphones not returned by the end of the day are considered lost, and a $10 replacement fee will be added to the patron's account.
Borrowing priveleges may be limited or revoked in cases of excessive or repeated fines or damaged items.


Lost or Damaged Items

Patrons are responsible for the care of library materials checked out to them.  If items are lost or returned damaged, patrons will be billed for the cost of replacing the item, plus the cost of processing the replacement copy.  Overdue fines will not be added to the cost of replacement when a lost or damaged item is paid for.

The library reserves the right to assess and declare the condition of all returned library materials.  Library staff will assess damage to materials.  Full replacement cost of the item may be assessed, and is based on list price of the item plus a processing fee.  Patrons may not provide replacement copies for lost or damaged items. Payyments must be cash or check, and is non-refundable.  Examples of damages include, but are not limited to pen, crayon, or highligting marks, food or liquid stains, smoke odor or burns, and bite marks.

Replacement Fees for Lost or Damaged Items 
 Book, Audio, DVD, etc. List price of item, plus $5 processing fee
 Booklet or accompanying material $10 each
 Book Jacket, including barcode and spine label $5 each
 Book Jacket Protector (clear) $5 each
 Barcode or Spine Label $1 each
 DVD or CD case $2 each
 Headphones $10 each
 Library Card $5 each
 

Damaged materials will be held for six months, when possible, before being discarded.  Patrons paying for damaged items during this time period will recieve the damaged item.

Excessive abuse of library materials or spaces may result in suspension of library privileges.

Lost or Stolen Library Cards

Patrons should notify the library immediately if a library card is lost or stolen in order to block access to their account. Patrons may request look-up of their account in order to checkout, but must have their ID available.  Library patrons requesting a new card must clear  their old account of fines, overdues, fees, etc. before a new card will be issued.