Policies

Polices:

All persons wishing to borrow materials from the library (including Interlibrary Loan)
must be registered at the circulation desk and obtain a library card. Registered patrons
are responsible for all material borrowed and agree to follow all library rules.

Books, compact discs, and magazines may be checked out for a period of 3 weeks, with
the privilege of renewal for 3 weeks, unless the item is in demand.

Videos and DVDs may be checked out for one week.

Four items per person may be checked out at any time from the library. This policy
applies to the Network program and magazines.

Fines for overdue materials will be $.05 per day per item up to a maximum of $4.00 per
book for paperbacks. The fine limit for children's books, adult hardback books, and
audiovisual materials will be the replacement cost for the item.

Persons responsible for lost or damaged books must replace or pay for replacement. For
books whose cost cannot be determined, a standard fee of $5.00 per paperback, and
$25.00 for hardcover will be charged. For juvenile books whose cost cannot be
determined the fee will range from $8.00 to $15.00, depending on the type of book lost. The determined price of all books shall be the replacement cost.

All gifts, including books, will be accepted and placed in the library, subject to the approval
of the library's Book Selection Committee and/or the Library Board of Trustees. They
reserve the right to dispose of any books, and/or other gifts in any way they care to if they
find them unsuitable or unusable for library use.

Patrons wishing to display personal items in the library must sign an agreement regarding the loss of and/or damage to such items. Even with board approval the library will not be responsible for damage or loss.

Use of the library by a group or individual or organization during and after regular library
hours on either a short or long term basis must be approved by the library or Friends of
the Library. Meetings after regular hours may be subject to a fee.

The library shall not loan or rent any furniture or chairs.

Children of a Douglas County patron and a non-resident parent will follow the guidelines
for the Non-Resident User Policy.

Any library patron who has lost privileges may be reinstated after all iltems have been returned and fines paid or replacement costs paid for lost materials. A cash fee of $25.00 must be made at time of reinstatement.

If a memorial gift is given to the library the cost of the gift is the donor's responsibility.

There will be a $10.00 cash deposit charged in order for patrons to check out automobile
repari books, such as Chilton's and a $5.00 cash deposit charged for patrons to check out
test manuals such as those for the armed forces, civil service, GED. Upon return of these books to the library, the amount of the deposit will be returned to the patron.

There will be a charge of $2.00 per book requested through interlibrary loan.

The photo copy charges will be:
Letter size-$.20 per sheet (if brought in by patron)
$.15 per sheet (if copied from library item)
Legal size--$.25 per sheet
Ledger size--$.30 per sheet

The same fee is charged for each duplicate copy.

In additionto the previously stated policies the following behaviors and actions are prohibited on library property.

* Carrying weapons of any kind
* Using obscene language
* Loud or disruptive behavior
* Removing library materials from the premises without authorization through established lending procedures
* Not wearing shoes or appropriate clothing (safety and hygiene reasons)
* Vandalism of library property
* Eating or drinking (bringing fodod or beverages into the library)
* Smoking or other uses of tobacco
* Possessing or consuming alcohol or illegal drugs or being in a state of intoxication
that causes a disturbance
* Distributing or posting printed materials that have not been approved by the library
* Littering
* Skateboarding or roller-skating on library property
* Bringing animals or pets into the library except guide dogs for the blind and/or
hearing impaired or for medical reasons without permission
* Leaving a child under eight years of age unattended by an adult
For the safety and well-being of young children, those children eight years of age
or younger must be supervised by a responsible caregiver while in the library
* Leaving a child or young adult under age 18 at the library after closing time. If any
child is still outside the library 15 minutes after closing the Ava City Police Department
will be notified to pick up the child
* Any illegal acts or conduct in violation of Federal, State or local law, ordinance or
regulation

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