Richfield Township Public Library

Library Policies

The following policies govern how we use our library.

LIBRARY CARD

A library card may be obtained at the circulation desk.  All applicants MUST present either a valid Michigan Driver’s License or State ID card with current address. New patrons must furnish the name, address and phone number of a reference.  The library must be notified any address and/or phone changes.  Lost or stolen cards should be immediately reported to the library.
There is no charge for your first library card, but there is a $5.00 card replacement fee.

For the first thirty (30) days, new patrons will be limited to a maximum of THREE (3) ITEMS at any one time.

MAGAZINES AND NEWPAPERS can be checked out for one (1) week and the check-out procedure will remain the same as in the past.

DVD’S – can be checked out for 1 week and there is a limit of 3 DVD’s at a time.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL MATERIALS CHECKED OUT ON YOUR CARD.

Adult Library Card:  Any adult eighteen (18) years of age or older is eligible to apply for a library card.

Juvenile Library Card:  Any person under the age of eighteen (18) years is eligible to receive a library card.  Juvenile applications require the signature of a parent or legal guardian with a valid ID (parent/guardian must be present).  The parent or guardian is responsible for monitoring their child’s access to all library materials and on line services.

CIRCULATION:

Usual borrowing period is three (3) weeks.  Library materials may be renewed one time either in person or by phone.  Renewals by phone must be made during regular library hours.  New releases and materials on the waiting list for other patrons cannot be renewed.

FEES AND FINES:


Overdue Charges Per Item Per Day for books & Mag    $.10 a day.  
Overdue Charges Per DVD Per Day                                $.50 a day.                    Maximum Overdue Charges:     Replacement Cost of Book
   Unreturned Items:                 Actual Cost
   Service Fee:                           $1.00 per notice
 Overdue fines accummulate daily (including days library is closed).


DAMAGED BOOKS:

Minor Damages:  Item can be repaired and returned to the shelf – $3.00
Major Damages:   Item cannot be repaired and must be replaced at actual cost.

FAILURE TO RETURN BORROWED MATERIALS IS A MISDEMEANOR AND CAN BE REPORTED TO THE POLICE

OVERDUE MATERIALS MAY BE PLACED IN THE BOOK DROP TO STOP FINES FROM ACCUMULATING; HOWEVER, IF THE BOOKS ARE PUT IN THE BOX ON THE DUE DATE AFTER THE LIBRARY HAS OPENED, THEY WILL BE CONSIDERED LATE. (THE BOX IS EMPTIED AT 9:30 AM ONLY.)


ADOPTED BY THE RICHFIELD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY BOARD 5/2/2007
(Revised 7/11/2007)