Library Card: Patron Rights and Responsibilities

  • This library complies with the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Statement. All patron information, including checkouts, reserves, and application information will be kept strictly confidential.
  • Anyone in good standing may receive a library card good for one year. Applications for infant-6th graders require a parent's signature.
  • Library cards are free of charge except if the existing card is lost or damaged beyond use. Replacement cards cost $2.00.
  • Free Internet access is available to any cardholder in good standing. Patrons need to read the library Internet policy, sign the use agreement, and receive the password. Children under 14 years of age require a parent or guardian's signature.
  • Patrons must show their library card when checking out materials. No overdue fines will be levied. However, when materials are more than one month overdue, a bill will be sent for materials. Patrons with items 120 days overdue or more are subject to prosecution.
  • New books, magazines, DVDs, and audio materials circulate for two weeks with no renewal period. All other books check out for one month with the possibility of an additional 30 day renewal period.Video games check out for one week with no renewal period.
  • Patrons with outstanding bills will not be allowed to use library services until all items are returned in good condition or the bill is paid.
  • Reference questions, reserves, renewals, and equipment bookings may be done over the telephone.
  • Renewals are allowed only on one-month materials and are not available on overdue items.
  • As long as a patron's account is in good standing, the only limit on items checked out are 2 video games, 5 audiobooks and/or CDs, and 1 art print or sculpture. Patrons with chronically overdue materials may be subject to other restrictions.
  • All complaints should be submitted to the director. Book complaints must be submitted in writing.