F. Patron Registration and Rules for Loan of Materials

                                                                                                                                                Approved by Board 10-21-99

                                                                                                                                                  Amended by Board 11-8-01

 

Patron Registration and Rules for Loan

 

of Library Materials

 

General

 

            The rights of any resident of McDonald County to use the library will not

 

be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.  The

 

librarian may make individual exceptions to the following at his or her

 

discretion.

 

Patron Registration

 

1.  Adult Resident

 

            Residents 16 years or over who provide photo identification and proof of

 

residency in the county shall be issued a library card upon completing an

 

application.  A valid Missouri driverís license, showing a McDonald County

 

address, except General Delivery, will meet these two requirements.  In the

 

absence of a driverís license or other photo identification, the signature of a

 

registered patron who will verify the applicant as a resident of the county will

 

be accepted IF the registered patron appears in person,  presents their 

license for verification, and agrees to take legal responsibility for all loss 

and fines accrued by the non-validated applicant.  Adult resident library 

cards will be valid for a period of three years.

 

2.  Juvenile Resident

 

            A person under the age of 16 will be issued a library card upon

 

completing an application signed by his or her parent or legal guardian.

 

Juvenile resident library cards will be valid for a period of three years.

                                                                                                                      

3.  Non-Resident Property Owners

 

            All non-resident cards will be valid for a period of one year.

 

a.      Non-resident property owners will be issued a library card upon

 

presentation of photo identification and a copy of a current McDonald County

 

property tax receipt.

 

b.      Juvenile non-residents whose parents own property in the county and

 

have a library card may receive a library card upon completion of an

 

application signed by his or her parent or legal guardian.

 

c.      Juvenile non-residents whose parents own property in the county,

 

but do not have a library card may not receive a library card.

 

4.  Staff Library Use Cards

 

            Staff members who need to check out materials for purposes of their

 

job will be issued a separate library card with more extensive privileges for this

 

purpose.  No fines will be assessed on this card.  These cards expire when the

 

person is no longer a paid staff member.

 

5.  Special Use Cards

 

            Day cares, educational institutions and health care institutions in

 

McDonald County may be issued a library card.   Other institutions may be

 

issued a card at the librarianís discretion.  Only one card per institution will

 

be issued.  (Each physical site of a multi-site institution may be issued a card.)

 

            The director, president, principal or other head of the organization

 

should sign the card.  While this person may let others use the card at his/her

                                                                                                                     

 

discretion, this person will be ultimately responsible for any fines, fees or

 

damage to library materials.

 

            These cards will be issued for a period of one year.  They have the same

 

borrowing privileges as a Staff Use card, but fines will be assessed on Special

 

Use cards.

 

5.  Appeal

 

            Persons who are denied a library card, or whose library privileges are

 

abridged may appeal the decision of the librarian by addressing a letter to the

 

Board of Trustees of McDonald County Library, 808 Bailey Road, Pineville, MO

 

64856.

 

 

Rules for Loan of Library Materials

 

1.  Loan Periods

                                                            Resident patrons                                                     Staff and

                                                                                Reciprocal patrons                                                  Special

                                                                    Non-resident Property Owners           Visitors                   Use

 

New books                                         2 weeks                      7 days             1 day

 

Other circulating books                    4 weeks                      7 days             1 week

 

Periodicals                                        4 weeks                      7 days             1 week

 

Videos & DVDís                               1 week                        7 days             1 week

 

New Audios                                       2 weeks                      7 days             1 day

 

Audios                                                4 weeks                      7 days             1 day

 

Other                                                     Librarianís discretion

 

                                                                                                                     

2.  Renewals

 

            Materials may be renewed once, before the original due date, for a period

 

equal to the original loan period, if the material is not on reserve.  No materials

 

overdue by a week or more will be renewed.  Materials may be renewed only

 

once.

 

3.  Quantity Limitations

                                                            Resident patrons                                                     Staff and

                                                                                Reciprocal patrons                                                  Special

                                                                     Non-resident Property Owners         Visitors                    Use

 

New books                                         2                                  1                      10

 

Other books                                       6                                  3                      20

 

Periodicals                                        6                                  1                      10

 

Videos & DVDís                               3                                  2                      10

 

New Audios                                       2                                  1                      10

 

Audios                                                4                                  2                      10

 

ILL                                                       3                                  0                      10

 

Other                                                      Librarianís discretion

 

4.  Overdue and Other Fines

 

            Books                                                 $.15 per book per day

 

            Periodicals                                        $.15 per periodical per day

 

            Videos & DVDís                               $.30 per video per day

 

            Audio                                                  $.15 per audio per day

 

            Inter-Library Loan                              $1.00 per item per day

 

            Failure to rewind videos                   $.50 per video

                                                                                                                     

            Maximum fines                                  $3.00 per item (except $10 for ILL)

 

            Replacement of lost library card      $.50 each

 

            Lost or damaged books                   see #7 below

 

5.  Long Overdue Materials

 

a.      If materials are not returned within 60 days of the due date, the

 

patronís library card will be suspended, and the librarian will send a certified

 

letter demanding the return of the material.

 

b.      If the material is not returned within 10 days from the date of the

 

certified letter the library card of the patron will be revoked.

 

c.      If the patron is a juvenile, the library card of the person who signed the

 

juvenileís application card will also be revoked.

 

6.  Unpaid Fines and Fees

 

a.      A patronís right to check out material from the library will be

 

suspended if they have unpaid fines in excess of $1.00 with the following

 

exception.

 

b.      Patrons with large fines may make payment arrangements with the

 

librarian.  Library privileges will be continued so long as the patron upholds the

 

payment agreement.

 

c.      If the patron is a juvenile, the library card of the person who signed the

 

juvenileís application card will also be suspended.

 

7.  Lost or Damaged Materials

 

a.      Payment for lost or damaged materials will be the responsibility of the

 

patron in whose name the materials were checked out, or if the patron is a

 

juvenile, by the person who signed the juvenileís registration card.

 

b.      The charge for lost or damaged materials will be the publisherís list

 

price, plus $3.00 processing cost.

 

c.      If replacement is not possible the charge will be the cost of a similar

 

book as determined by the librarian.

 

8.  Reinstatement of Library Privileges

 

a.      Full library privileges will be reinstated for patrons whose card has

 

been suspended when all fines and fees are paid and materials returned or paid

 

for.

 

b.      Full library privileges will be reinstated for patrons whose card has

 

been revoked when all fines and fees are paid; all materials are returned or paid

 

for, and patron pays $5.00 reinstatement fee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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