Tuesday, August 06, 2013

New Circulation Rules, Limits and Fines

As a founding member of the Catamount Library Network, the Library has adopted some new borrowing limits, loan periods and overdue fines.  You'll still check out most items for 21 days, but DVDs &VHS Videos, Magazines, and many New Books will check out for only 14 days.  Magazines and New Books can be renewed only once and Videos may not be renewed.

Fines for overdue materials will also increase, from .10 per day to .25 per day for adult items, and from .05 per day to .15 per day for children's items, effective August 19, 2013  Here are  some tips for avoiding overdue fines:

· Provide us with an email address so you will receive a  courtesy reminder before the due date. 
· Use your online account to renew items and to choose how many days in advance you want your reminder.
· If you prefer, call or email us to renew materials.
· Use  our BOOK RETURN if the library is closed.  Items are backdated to the last open day.
· Enjoy the 3-day grace period, but BE AWARE!  On the fourth day overdue, fines will be charged  from the original due date.
· Better Yet — Return items on time!  

The Library does not charge fines for days the library is closed.