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Circulation Policies

BOOKS

Library cards will be issued at five (5) years of age. If under age 16, a parent’s signature is required. All applicants ages 18 and over must present a photo identification before being issued a library card.

Information requested for Library Card:
Name, address, phone number, place of employment, work phone number, optional e-mail address; also, name, address, and phone number of contact person not residing with applicant.

Library Card:
First Card Free
Second Card - $3.00
Third Card - $4.00
Fourth Card - $5.00
Fifth Card - $6.00
Sixth Card - $7.00

Patron must present library card to check out library materials.

Overdue Fines:
5 cents per day per item
Notice - Overdue fine plus $1.00
Phone Call - Overdue fine plus $2.00

Check Out Policy:
New Library Card - May only take one (1) item first time.
Non-Fiction - 2 books per subject, no limit on subjects. Total of all items not to exceed 30.
Fiction - Amount you can read in two weeks. Total of all items not to exceed 30.
Audio-Visual-2 items per format (CD, DVD, Cassettes). Total of all items not to exceed 30.

If a patron has five library items overdue more than 14 days or fines over $10.00, the patron will not be permitted to check out additional library items until the overdue items have been returned or the overdue items have been paid for and the fines have been paid.

Renewal Policy:
Library materials not on a waiting list may be renewed one time only, for a period of one additional week from the original due date.

Library Hours:
Sunday 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Patrons may have a maximum of 30 items checked out.

Approved by Independence County Library Board
March 1, 2012

eBOOKS

Checkout limit is 2 eBooks.

Lending period is 2 weeks, at which time the item will be automatically deleted from user's eReader. If there are no holds on the title, user may go to website and check out item again using the same process as before. Item will then be available to 2 additional weeks. If there are holds on the title, user will need to add his or her name to holds list and recheck item when it becomes available.

When selecting items to check out, maximum number of titles a user may add to their Cart is 5.

The length of time items remain in user's Cart before they are removed and put back into circulation is 30 minutes.

The number of days after the hold notification e-mail is sent that user has to retrieve the title is 5 days.

The maximum number of titles a user may add to their Waiting List is 5 titles.

If a patron has fines over $10.00, the patron will not be permitted to check out eBooks until the overdue items have been returned or the overdue items have been paid for and the fines have been paid.

Approved by Independence County Library Board
July 12, 2012.