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Rippey Library Circulation Policy Approved November 19, 2018

The Rippey Public Library Circulation Policy was approved November 19, 2018 at the regular meeting of the board of trustees. Includes borrowers responsibilities and eligibility, fees, as well as procedures for damaged materials or theft.

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Circulation Policy 

For patrons to borrow books at the Rippey Public Library a “Library Card Application” needs to be completed, and then a patron card will be provided.  Underage patrons require a parental signature on the application to check out materials.

Since a bar code is provided for each patron, the patron card is not essential.  Offering one’s name and/or bar code number will enable materials to be checked out.

Books, magazines, audio books and CDs can be checked out for two weeks.  DVDs are checked out for one week.  Only three DVDs can be checked out at one time per household.  All checked out books, magazines, audio books and CDs may be renewed two additional times for a maximum of six weeks, if the item is not on reserve.  DVDs can be renewed by coming into the library to renew the same.

To reserve an item a patron can do so in person, by phone or by email.  There is no charge to reserve an item.  If not picked up after two days of notification, the item will be re-shelved. 

Overdue charges are computed through our circulation system at $.05 per day per item for books, magazines, audio books and CDs.  Overdue charges for DVDs are $.20 per day per item.  If after four weeks overdue, a letter will be sent to the patron for replacing the book plus shipping.  Thus the patron may be denied borrowing privileges after the four weeks until the fine is paid or new book purchased.  If returned items are damaged so as to be unsuitable for their use, the patron must pay for replacement cost plus shipping. 

Copying costs are $.10 per copy per page for black and white text and $1.00 per page for color.  Laminating cost is $1.00 per page. 

Inter Library Loan (ILL) items are available to our patrons.  Cost of the interaction is $2.00 per item.  The patron will be notified by email or phone when the requested item arrives.  Overdue items are billed as above.

For confidentiality issues, please refer to the Confidentiality and Privacy Policy.

Approved: March 31, 2014

Revised: November 19, 2018