2O14. Library Card Privileges and Responsibilities
Library card holders may check out most library materials for 28 days. New library books (marked with colored tape on the book spine) and DVDs are the exceptions. They can only be checked out for 14 days.
The check out period can be renewed twice except when another library user has requested a hold on the item. lnterlibrary loan materials are an exception; their check out period cannot be renewed.
Library card holders can reserve library materials for future use by placing a hold on those materials.
Library users are expected to return all library materials on or before the due date. lf library materials have several parts, such as multiple tapes or discs, the materials will only be considered returned when they are completely intact. The card holder will be notified when returned materials are complete.
lf library materials are not returned to the Whitefish Community Library (or a Partners’ library) by their due date, library users will be fined 10 cents a day for every day the materials are overdue.
Library card privileges will be terminated for library users who have more than ten dollars ($10) in library fines.
Library users will be responsible for any library materials that they damage beyond repair. Library users will be expected to pay the original price of the library item, plus any processing and/or recovery fee.
lf library materials are not returned within 90 days of the due date, those materials will be considered lost. Library users will be expected to pay the original price of the lost item, plus any processing fee.
lf the original price of a damaged or lost item cannot be determined, the default price will be: o Audio books at Library Director’s discretion plus a $10 processing fee o $25 for hardback books, plus a StO processing fee o $16 for children’s books and paperback books, plus a S10 processing fee o $15 for DVDs and music CDs plus a $10 processing fee
A library user may replace a damaged or lost item. Only the library director can decide if a submitted item is an adequate replacement. lf the library director accepts a replacement, costs and fees described in this policy will not be accessed.
lf missing materials are found by the library user after costs and fees have been collected, the fees will not be returned.
lf library users do not reimburse the library within 30 days of the damage or loss, the account will be turned over to a collection agency. The library user will also lose library privileges.
PLEASE NOTE: The Whitefish Community Library is a member of the Montana Shared Catalog Partners Resource Sharing Group. Many of the library card privileges and responsibilities described in the this policy are governed by the group’s policies and procedures.
Approved and accepted by the Whitefish Community Library Board of Trustees . Anne Shaw Moran, Chair July 8, 2015