Hope Welty Public Library

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Circulation Policy

 Materials borrowed via any mechanism are the responsibility of the library patron. Replacement cost ( not original purchase price ) is the responsibility of any patron who borrows and loses any library material. In case of children under age of 18, it is the parents responsibility to pay for lost or damaged  items in accordance with the following schedule of items:

 Average replacement cost for any item which is lost or damaged beyond repair and for which a current price can not be found.

 HARD BOUND BOOK   $30

 SOFT BOUND BOOK    $20

 BOOKS ON CD            $60

 DVD                          $20

  VIDEO GAMES          $40

 MAGAZINES              $5

 1. First overdue notice will be sent by mail, when material is 1 week overdue.

     Second notice will be sent by mail the next week.

     Third notice the next week and a phone call reminding them.

 2.  A letter of Theft of Library Material will be sent, on library letter head and

      will be sent certified mail once fine reaches $ 50.00. If the library material

      is still not returned within 30 days after receiving the letter, the local police

      will notify patron. The patron will have 48 hours after police contact to

       return library material or patron will be arrested for theft.

  3.  Materials borrowed through interlibrary loan which are lost or damaged are

       charged to the patron according to the bill provided by the lending agency.

                                 BOARD APPROVED  3/ 11 /2015