Borrowing Policies

BORROWING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR
 MOORE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM

Usage of your library card is limited to you the patron only listed on the account.

NEW PATRONS:

Check-out period:
  Depends of what type of item you check out – see below for limits
Check-out limit: You may check out four (4) items total
Time Limit:  For the first six (6) months
Overdue fees:  Depends of what type of item you check out – see below for limits
Renewals:  Depends of what type of item you check out – see below for limits
After the six (6) months, the Patron’s account will be changed so the Patron has all the same privileges as an established Patron.

BOOKS:

New and Baker & Taylor Books
Check-out period:  Two (2) weeks
Check-out limit: You may check out twelve (12) books total
Overdue fees:  .15¢ per day late fee per item.  The maximum fine for books will be $5.00.
Renewals: May be renewed one time for two (2) additional weeks if there are no holds on the item

All Other Books

Check-out period: Two (2) or four (4) weeks (if you want items for four (4) weeks you must make this request at the time of check-out)
Check-out limit: You may check out twelve (12) books total, however, we ask that you only take two (2) items on any single subject at a time from non-fiction to allow others access to the same subject.  For fiction we ask that you only take two (2) items of any series at a time to allow others access to the same series.
Overdue fees: .15¢ per day late fee per item.  The maximum fine for books will be $5.00.
Renewals: May be renewed one time for two (2) additional weeks if there are no holds on the item

AUDIOBOOKS:

New Audiobooks
Check-out period: Two (2) weeks
Check-out limit: You may check out six (6) audiobooks total, however, we ask that you only take two (2) items of any series at a time to allow others access to the same series.
Overdue fees: .15¢ per day late fee for audiobooks.  The maximum fine for audiobooks will be $5.00.
Renewals: May be renewed one time for two (2) additional weeks if there are no holds on the item

All Other Audiobooks

Check-out period:  Two (2) or four (4) weeks (if you want items for four (4) weeks you must make this request at the time of check-out)
Check-out limit: You may check out six (6) audiobooks total, however, we ask that you only take two (2) items of any series at a time to allow others access to the same series.
Overdue fees: .15¢ per day late fee for audiobooks.  The maximum fine for audiobooks will be $5.00.
Renewals: May be renewed one time for two (2) additional weeks if there are no holds on the item

DVDS and BLURAYS:

Check-out period: Seven (7) days
Check-out limit: Four (4) DVDS or BLURAYS total per library card, however, we ask that you only take two (2) items of any series at a time to allow others access to the same series. Families are now grouped together and will only be allowed to checkout eight (8) DVDS or BLURAYS per household.
Overdue fees: $2.00 per day per DVD or BLURAY.  The maximum fine for DVDS and BLURAYS will be $10.00.
Renewals:  There will be no renewals allowed on DVDS or BLURAYS.

RENEWALS:

All books and audiobooks may be renewed in person using your library card or the actual item, by telephone with your library card number, or online through our website: www.mocolib.net double click “My Account” type in your library card number in the User ID box and your pin and click “List Charged Items.”  Select items to renew and a page will come up.  Check the box of whichever items you would like to renew, and then click “Renew Selected Items.”  You will then get a page that comes up telling you your items were renewed with your new due date.  Click “OK.”  Be sure to logout after you are done.  You will be unable to renew materials if they are on hold for another library patron, if they are overdue or if you owe a fine.

 FINES:

Patrons will be able to check out if their fine is under $2.00.  A note will be placed on their account that they will have to take care of their fine the next time they come in.

OVERDUES AND LOST MATERIALS:

One (1) Week overdue – Patrons will receive a phone call or email from the library notifying them that they have overdue materials.  When Patrons materials are two (2) weeks overdue – Patrons will receive a postcard that states if materials are not brought back to the library and all fines paid to the library within seven (7) days from the date of the postcard then the items will be considered lost and Patron’s account will be sent for collection which may result in either criminal or civil charges being filed against the Patron.

 DAMAGED ITEMS:

The day a Patron returns an item damaged to the library, the Patron will receive a phone call from the library.  The library will also mail the Patron a postcard notifying them of the damaged item, the amount that has been charged to Patron’s account and Patron’s option to bring in a new copy of the item or pay the cost of the replacement item within seven (7) days from the date of the postcard.  If at the end of the seven (7) days the Patron has not taken care of their account the library will turn the Patron’s account over for collection which may result in either criminal or civil charges being filed against Patron.

 RETURNS:

All items, including books, audiobooks, and DVDS or BLURAYS may be returned in the bookdrop located at the circulation desk inside the library during regular operating hours.  Items needing to be returned after hours may be placed in the outside bookdrop. If you fail to return your items on time we will attempt to contact you one (1) week after they are overdue by telephone or email.   If the item is not returned after they become two (2) weeks overdue, you will receive a postcard that states if materials are not brought back to the library and all fines paid to the library within seven (7) days from the date of the postcard then the items will be considered lost and Patron’s account will be sent for collection which may result in either criminal or civil charges being filed against the Patron.*

*Please be advised: It is your responsibility to keep up with your borrowed materials and return them in a timely manner. It is also important that you make us aware of any address or phone number changes so that we have the capability of contacting you about overdue materials. After any item borrowed from the library has failed to be returned for a period of four (4) weeks past the due date, and all attempts to contact you have been made, the item is considered stolen. Your account will be turned over for collection which may result in either criminal or civil charges being filed against the Patron.

Approved by the Moore County Library Board  5/12/2016

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