Each person must have a library card -- no family cards are issued. Minors (under 18 yrs.) must have a parent or guardian's signature. Signatures on library application cards signify agreement to follow borrower's rules and responsibilities. Each person will be issued an ID card, WHICH MUST BE PRESENTED AT CHECKOUT. There is a $2.00 fee for each replacement ID card. A picture ID and proof of residency is required before an ID card can be issued. A current utility bill, application for service, a lease or deed is required as proof.
Educators may be eligible for special privileges. For more information, ask at the circulation desk.
Books, Audiobooks, & CDs - 3 weeks
Periodicals, DVDs, & Playaway Views - 1 week
Items may be renewed twice over the telephone or in person as long as they are not on reserve for someone else. Items will not be renewed over the answering machine.
A patron may have up to 30 items of any combination charged to their account (limit of 8 DVDs and limit of 2 Playaway Views).
Books, Audiobooks, & CDs
Limit 30 per card; 3-week checkout; 2 renewals at 3 weeks. Fine for late returns is $.10 per day per item up to $5.00 per item.
Paperback books WITHOUT barcodes are available on an exchange basis with unlimited checkout, no due dates or fines. If possible, patrons are asked to return same number as taken and of like quality and content. This service available at the main library. Glenrock Branch Library paperback books follow the Book policy above.
2-week checkout; 2 renewals at 2 week; fine for late returns is $.10 per day per item up to $5.00 per item.
Limit 2 per account; 2-week checkout; 2 renewals at 2-weeks; fines for late returns at $.50 per day per item to $5.00. Playaway Views may be returned in the book drop.
Limit 8 per account, 2-week checkout; 2 renewals at 2-weeks, fines for late returns at $.50 per day per item to $5.00. DVD's may be returned in the book drop.
Reference items are not checked out.
Equipment available for patron use include computers, laptops (adult use only), microfiche and microfilm reader/printer, fax machine, and photocopiers. There is no charge for use, but there are fees for consumable materials. TELEFAX AND PHOTOCOPIER services are available for nominal fees.
Holds may be made for materials currently checked out. HOLDS WILL BE MADE ONLY AT PATRON REQUEST. Patrons will be notified of the material's availability and items will be held for 2 weeks.
Requests for materials not owned by our library will be taken for a $3.00 fee per item, payable at the time of checking out the received item. Loan period is dependent upon lending library. Fine for late return is $.10 PER DAY PER ITEM up to the cost of the item, as well as any fee assessed by the lending library.
Times and dates for storytime and summer reading programs will be available at the library and on the News & Events section of this Website. Details and registration forms can be obtained from the librarians.
Outdoor book drops are available for returns during closed hours. At the Glenrock Library, it is located near the main entrance and at the Douglas Library the book drop is on the west side of the building.
Fines are assessed for late returns IT IS THE BORROWER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO BE AWARE OF MATERIAL DUE DATES. Limited attempts to notify patron of late materials will be made by library staff. Patrons having overdue materials and/or fines amounting to more than $2.00 are not allowed further checkout until materials are returned and fines paid.
Lost or Damaged Materials
Replacement value is charged for lost or damaged materials plus a $10.00 handling fee per item. Patrons are denied further checkout privileges until lost item is returned or replacement fee is paid. No reimbursement will be given for recovered items after they have been replaced.
Gifts to the Library
Gifts to the library are welcome and appreciated. All gifts become property of the library and conform to the same criteria as purchased materials.
Note to Parents
At our libraries, you can be assured that your children and teenagers will receive the same high quality, courteous service we extend to all library users.
It is our philosophy that everyone is entitled to free, open and equal access to our extensive collection of materials and services, including books, magazines, music and movies in a variety of digital and physical formats. In addition, Internet, reference, reader's advisory and interlibrary loan services as well as online resources are available to all our library users. We're very proud of the service we provide our communities.
As parents, you recognize the importance of taking an active role in shaping your children and helping them make the most enjoyable, valuable use of the time they spend at the library.
Here are some considerations as your child embarks on a lifelong journey of library use:
Talk with your child about the kinds of materials you think are suitable for him or her to borrow. In order to meet the needs of a diverse population, the public library contains a variety of books and information in other formats. The content of some of these resources may offend you, and while library employees are eager to offer suggestions, only you and your child can decide what is appropriate for your checkout and viewing. It is our policy that you, as the parent or guardian, are ultimately responsible for the resources your children borrow, view, or use in the library. If you want more information on library policies regarding material selection and minors' access to libraries, please contact us.
We respect the privacy of all library users. Only the library card holder may receive information about materials checked out on his or her card; however, parents and guardians will, upon request, be told the titles and authors of materials which are checked out on their child's card.
It may not be wise for children to spend long periods of time at the library unattended. Because the library is a public place, parents are encouraged to stay with their children, or at least monitor their time in the library. Library staff can't be responsible for supervising patrons.
Cherish and nurture your child's love of reading. We want you and your child to use the library often. Our libraries offer a wide variety of programs for children. Please contact us for more information.
We look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with your family.
(Revised - 3/22/2004)
Converse County Library offers free and open access to the Internet, in accordance with its mission, the American Library Association's "Library Bill of Rights" and the associated interpretation "Access to Electronic Information, Services and Networks". The Internet offers access to many valuable information sources. However, not all sources provide accurate, complete, unbiased or current information. Users are encouraged to be good information consumers by evaluating the validity of information access via the Internet.
Any individual may access the Internet. Library patrons are free to access whatever Internet sites they wish, but must be respectful of the rights of others.
The library does not prohibit access to information based on age. As in the case with all other library materials, any restriction of a child's access to the Internet is the responsibility of the child's parent or legal guardian. A parent or guardian of children under 18 must read and sign a Internet usage release. It is preferred that elementary age children are also accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Parents/legal guardians/caregivers of minor children must assume responsibility for their children's use of the Internet.
Computers with Internet capability will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The library reserves the right to impose time limits on the use of library computers.
Patrons may not download items to library computer hard drives. All items downloaded to the computer hard drives will be deleted upon computer shut down.
Library staff cannot provide in-depth computer training, but may be able to answer basic questions and help you locate resources on the Internet.
Users must observe all laws relating to copyright, trademark, export, and intellectual property rights. Illegal activities, as well as any other activities intended to interfere with or disrupt network users, services or equipment are prohibited.
Use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right. Inappropriate use will result in the cancellation of this privilege.