Circulation Policies

Library Cards

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.

Loan Periods

Books & Cassettes- 3 weeks

Periodicals, Videocassettes & DVD's- 1 week

Holiday Books- 3 weeks

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.

Checkout Limits

A patron may have up to 30 items of any combination charged to their account (limit 6 DVD's). Parental permission is required for minors to charge R rated videos & DVD's.

Books, Book/Cassettes

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. Items in high demand may be limited to a 7-day checkout with 1 renewal at 1 week.

Honor-Back Program

Paperback books WITHOUT barcodes are available on an exchange basis with unlimited checkout, no due dates or fines. Notify circ desk of number taken for statistic purposes. 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 Books, Book/Cassettes policy above.

Magazines

1-week checkout; 2 renewals at 1 week; fine for late returns is 10 cents per day per item up to $5.00 per item.

Videos

Limit 30 per account; 1-week checkout; 1 renewal at 1 week; fines for late returns at $.50 per day per item to $5.00. Parental permission is required for minors to charge R rated videos. Videos may be returned in the book drop.

DVD's

Limit 6 per account, 1-week checkout; 1 renewal at 1 week, fines for late returns at $.50 per day per item to $5.00. Parental permission is required for minors to charge R rated DVD's. DVD's may be returned in the book drop.

In-House Equipment

Equipment available for patron use include typewriter, computer, microfiche and microfilm reader/printer. There is no charge for use, but there are fees for consumable materials. TELEFAX AND PHOTOCOPIER services are available for nominal fees.

Holds

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 working days.

Interlibrary Loan

Requests for materials not owned by our library will be taken for a $2.00 fee per item, payable at the time of the request. 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.

Children's Programs

Times and dates for storytime and summer reading programs will be available at the library and on the Children's Department page of this Website. Details and registration forms can be obtained from the librarians.

ReferenceBooks-items are not checked out.

Book Drop

A book drop is available for returns during closed hours. It is located near the main entrance of the library.

Overdue Materials

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 are not allowed further checkout until materials are returned and fines paid.

Lost Materials

Replacement value is charged for lost materials plus a $10.00 handling fee per item. Patrons are denied further checkout privileges until lost item is returned or replaced. 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.

Computer/Internet Policy

(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.