Almont District Library

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Circulation

Loan periods and information on overdue, lost and damaged items.

Borrowing Limits
Fiction, Non-Fiction, Audio Books, and Music CDs have a 3 week loan period.

Limitations: Audio Books - 6 per library card & Music CDs - 6 per library card.

New Releases, High-Demand Books and Magazines have a 1 week loan period.

Limitations: New Release / High-Demand Books - 3 per library card & Magazines - 6 per library card.

Videos and DVDs have a 3 day loan period. Limitations: videos / DVDs - 3 per library card.

Inter-Library Loan Items are determined on a case-by-case basis in cooperation with loaning library or source institution.

Placing Holds
Patrons may request an item to be held for pick-up. This will reserve the item(s) if they are currently in circulation. Patrons can place holds through the library's online catalog or by calling the library and having one of the staff place the hold on the item.  The patron will be notified when the item is available and it well be held at the circulation desk for five days only. After five days, the hold will be removed and the item will be marked available for circulation.

Renewing Your Borrowed Item
3-week circulation items may be renewed if
: (a) no holds are on the item (b) item is no more than 21 days due at the time of the request and (c) the item has not been renewed more than two times.

1-week circulation items may be renewed if: (a) no holds are on the item (b) item is no more than 7 days due at the time of the request and (c) the item has not been renewed more than one time.

3-day circulation items may be renewed if: (a) no holds are on the item (b) item is no more than 3 days due at the time of the request and (c) the item has not been renewed more than one time.

Library Fines
Library Patrons will be charged overdue fines for materials that are kept beyond their due date. A fine of .05 per item, per day will be accrued on each book, audiobook, magazine, and music cd for everyday that it is overdue. A fine of $1.00 per item, per day will be accrued on each dvd/vhs  for every day that it is overdue.

Damaged and lost items
The price of replacement for items lost or damaged beyond repair will the the full replacement cost of the item, plus $5.00 per item for a cataloging and processing fee.

Suspension of privileges

Patrons may not borrow materials if privileges have been suspended. Privileges may be suspended for the following reasons:

  1. When the patron has more than six (6) items overdue or any one item twelve (12) weeks overdue.
  2. When the patron has $5.00 or more in outstanding fines or fees for materials that have been returned.
  3. When the patron owes for lost or damaged materials.
  4. When the patron has not met with conditions of any other library policy.