Library Policies


All borrowers must be registered and must have a valid local or system patron card to borrow library materials.

Patrons must fill out an application form to register for a new library card.

Identification is required. A driver’s license or student ID is preferred, however, any other official ID or recent non-personal piece of mail may be acceptable.

Applicants under 13 years of age must have a parent or guardian give their consent on the application form before a new card can be issued. This parental signature is not required for children who are renewing cards.

Materials cannot be checked out until a library card is issued.

All library cards expire after three years. In order to renew a library card, patrons must produce identification and must clear all outstanding fines and bills.

Lost or forgotten cards
If a patron loses his/her library card, he should notify the library as soon as possible and request a replacement.

All patrons, adult and juvenile, are expected to bring their library cards with them if they intend to check out items. An individual who repeatedly ignores this expectation may be denied the privilege of checking out materials until they present their card at the library.

  1. Loan periods
  2. 2 weeks for books.
  3. Generally, reference books do not circulate. Upon request, some reference materials may be checked out overnight.
  4. Interlibrary loans are due the date indicated by the lending library.
  5. Books may be renewed four times if there is not a waiting list for the title.
  6. Current issues of periodicals do not circulate.
  7. Non-current periodicals may be checked out for one week and may not be renewed.
  8. Two weeks for cassettes, audiobooks, and compact discs.

The director may establish the loan period for special collections, materials which are temporarily in great demand, such as for student projects, or materials added to the collection which are in a new format, e.g., computer software.

Reserves may be placed by patrons either in person, over the phone, or online. The patron will receive a phone call or email, based on their preferences, once the item is available.

Fines and charges
Fines for late materials are $.25 per day, per Adult item and $.10 per day for Children’s materials.

Damaged materials
If materials are damaged so as to be judged by the library as being unsuitable for the collection, the patron must pay the replacement cost. A notice of these charges will be sent to the borrower. The patron may keep the materials once the fees are paid.