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Loan Periods

Books are checked out for 3 weeks and can be renewed and reserved for 4 days using the online catalog.

Compact Discs are checked out for 3 weeks with a limit of eight audiobooks on CD and/or 8 music CDs per library card. CDs can be renewed and reserved for 4 days using the online catalog.

Magazines are checked out for 3 weeks with a limit of 5 per card. Most recent issues do not circulate. Magazines can be renewed.

Blu-rays and DVDs are checked out for 7 days with NO RENEWALS and a limit of 6 per library card. A maximum of 6 Blu-Rays and DVDs can be reserved and will be held for 24 hours.

Video Games are checked out for 7 days with NO RENEWALS and a limit of 2 per library card. A maximum of 2 Video Games can be reserved and held for 24 hours.

E-Readers are checked out for 3 weeks with a limit of 1 per library card. E-Readers can be reserved and will be held for 24 hours. There are NO RENEWALS on E-Readers.

**Note: In order to check-out an E-Reader a patron must have a library card with MPL for a minimum of 90 days.

Energy Meters and Infrared Thermometers are available to check out for 2 weeks with a limit of 1 each per library card. These items can be reserved and held for 4 days.

Library users can check out a maximum of fifty (50) items per library card.

 

Overdue Materials

1. The Library customer assumes the responsibility to return Library materials borrowed (any item circulated from the library) on or before the date the materials are due. If the customer has not returned the material on time, he/she has violated a policy established by the Library Governing Board and is subject to any charges resulting from a violation of that policy. This rule applies whether notices are received or not.

The Library has no responsibility on the part of the customer to send an overdue notice. The notice is sent because material has not been returned according to established Library Policy. The patron is responsible for paying established charges resulting from a violation of the Library Policy.

a. The first overdue notice is sent when the material is at least 12 - 18 days overdue.
b. The second overdue notice is sent when the material is at least 19 - 39 days overdue.
c. Materials 38 – 58 or more days overdue will be charged a maximum of five dollars ($5) per item with the exception of the slide projector, which accumulates to $100.
d. The library reserves the right to turn a delinquent account and all necessary information pertaining to that account over to a collection agency.

2. The overdue service charge is $0.10 per day per item with the following exceptions:

DVDs
Special Loan
Interlibrary Loan
Rapid Reads 

Kindle eReader
Nook eReader 
iPad eReader 

$0.25 per item per day
$1.00 per item per day
$0.25 per item per day
$0.25 per item per day

$ 2.00 per day
$ 5.00 per day
$10.00 per day

Overdue charges accumulate to a maximum of $5.00 per item, except for eReaders which accumulate to maximums as follows:

Kindle eReader
Nook eReader
iPad eReader

$35.00
$100.00
$200.00

3. With an accumulated charge/service charge of $5 or more the customer cannot check out materials or use the Internet until complete payment is made.

4. Privileges are suspended when a patron has been sent to the collection agency until account is cleared.

5. If a customer comes in to pay for a long overdue lost book, he/she will be charged the service charge in addition to the cost of the material. The cost of material, ONLY, may be refunded if the material is found and returned within 3 years.

6. All charges for damaged and lost materials will be determined by circulation supervisor in consultation with technical services in accordance with an established schedule and individual evaluation.