borrow from the library

borrowing terms:
The first time you use your library card you may check out two items. Once you have returned your first borrowed items, you may then borrow up to sixty items. The only limit to your borrowing power involves video tapes and DVDs - only a total of ten DVDs may be checked out to a patron at any given time.


borrowing loan periods and renewals:
Books, books on cd, paperbacks, music CDs, and back issues of magazines may be borrowed for two weeks. These items may be renewed three times - the new due date will be two weeks from the day of renewal. DVDs may be checked out for two weeks, however we cannot renew these items, nor can we renew a title if another patron has it requested. There are 3 ways to renew your items: online from your home computer by logging into your account, at the library, or by calling 635-3153. 


returning items:
Please return all items to the library when they are due. Items may be returned to the Circulation Desk or they may be placed in the exterior book drop located off of the parking lot.


fines and fees:
If items borrowed from the library are returned late, a fee of $.10 per item, per day will be assessed. The only exceptions to this rule are inter-library loans (late fee of $.25 per item, per day) and Book Club in a Bag kits (late fee of $1.00 per kit, per day).


lost or damaged materials:
If an item is lost or damaged, you will be charged the replacement cost for the item plus a $5.00 processing fee. Remember, don't wait to let us know that an item is damaged or lost - until you make the library aware of the problem, fines will continue to accrue on your account if the item in question is overdue. We will work with you any way that we can, but remember that when you signed to receive your library card you assumed responsibility for all items borrowed on your card.


lost or stolen library card:
Should your library card be lost or stolen, report this information to the library immediately at 540-635-3153. Staff will place a notice on your account which will prevent anyone from using your missing card.