Borrowing Privileges

All patrons must use their own library card when checking out items and when using the Internet terminals.  Financial responsibility for all materials borrowed belongs to either the cardholder or the parent/legal guardian of the cardholder. Lost or stolen cards must be reported immediately to the library. It is the patron’s responsibility to notify the library of changes to their address, email or phone number.

 

LOAN PERIODS

· 3 Week Items: Books, Non-Fiction DVDs, CDs, & Audio Books

· 1 Week Items: Best Sellers, Rental Best Sellers, Magazines, & Entertainment DVDs

LIMITS

· 50 total Items per Card: Books, DVDs, Best Sellers, Rental Best Sellers, & Magazines

· 10 each per Card: Non-fiction DVDs, Entertainment DVDs, CDs, & Audio Book

* Patrons must be at least 18 years old to check out DVDs*


RENTAL BEST SELLERS

· Rentals are $1.50 in advance for the first week or a portion thereof, plus 25¢ per day thereafter

RENEWALS

· Three week loan period items may be renewed only twice if there are no holds on those items

· Best Sellers, Entertainment DVDs, & Magazines may not be renewed

OVERDUE FINES

· Fines accumulate daily, including days the library is closed 

· Book Drops are available when the library is closed

All Materials—25¢ per item per day, up to a per-item-maximum of:

- $10 for Books, CDs, DVDs, & Audio Books

- $ 5 for Paperback Books

- $ 3 for Magazines & Pamphlets

FEES

· Damaged Items—$1 and up, to cost of the item

· Lost Items—Cost of item

· Paid for items that are found in good condition within 6 months of payment date, will be refunded the cost of the item, minus a $2.00 handling fee. Except if the paid for material was in lost status for 1 year or more.

OTHER CHARGES

· Lost Library Card Replacement Charge $2

· Holds/Requests 25¢ each

· Inter-Branch Fax Fee 15¢ per page

· Charge for returned checks $25

· Charge for each subsequent check $35

PLEASE NOTE:

¨ Past due accounts will be listed with credit reporting agencies

¨ No Collection fee will be added to accounts of $10—34.99

¨ A $5 collection fee will be added to accounts of $35–49.99

¨ A $15 collection fee will be added to accounts of $50 or more

 

OCPL Borrowing Policy Effective May 1, 2015