Patron Borrowing Policy

The cardholder is responsible for all materials checked out on this card.

Patrons under 18 years of age must have a parent/guardian sign for them to receive a library card.

Parents or guardians, not the library or its staff, are responsible for any restrictions of a child’s library privileges.

Private schools/group homes will be responsible for all materials checked out by or for their students.


Materials Circulation Time:

Books, Audio-Books, Magazines -- 28 days
New Books, Music CDs --14 days
DVDs & Reference/Short-Term -- 7 days


Materials Limits:

Books/Magazines - Unlimited
Audio Books, Music CDs - - Limit of 10
New Books, DVDs - - Limit of 5
Reference/Short-Term - - Limit of 2


Renewals:

Items may be renewed, subject to demand, at the library, by phone, or on-line.
There is a limit of two (2) renewals for all materials.


Interlibrary Loan Fee:

A $3.00 postage fee will be charged for each ILL item.


Lost Card Replacement Fee:

A $1.00 fee will be charged for the replacement of a lost library card.


Overdue Fees:

Books & Magazines -- .10 cents/day
New Books, Audio-Books, CDs, DVDs, Reference/Short-Term -- .25 cents/day
Interlibrary Loan items --$1.00/day

Overdue fees accrue only on days that the library is open.

Patrons are responsible for returning materials on time.

Overdue and fine notices to patrons are a courtesy service. Items overdue one month will be declared lost and considered theft under MCA 45-6-301.

The matter will be turned over to the city/county attorney and the Unique Collections Agency.


Damage Fees:

All library materials are inspected upon return.

Those materials deemed by the library staff to be damaged will be assessed a damage/repair charge of between $2.00 -$5.00.

Those materials deemed destroyed/unusable will be assessed a “lost” material charge.


Lost Items Fees:

The fees below plus a $5.00 processing fee.

Children’s Books: Hardback -- $10.00 or replacement cost, whichever is greater
Paperback -- $5.00 or replacement cost, whichever is greater
Adult Hardback or Soft Cover -- $20.00 or replacement cost, whichever is greater
Adult Mass Market Paperback -- $5.00 or replacement cost, whichever is greater
Music CD -- $10.00 or replacement cost, whichever is greater
Audio Book CD or DVD -- $15.00 or replacement cost, whichever is greater
Magazines -- $3.00 or replacement cost, whichever is greater
Interlibrary Loan— Whatever the Lending Library charges plus a $5.00 processing fee.


Suspension of Borrowing Privileges:

Borrowing privileges will be suspended if the patron has fines of $5.00 or more, or has an item 30 days or more overdue, or has an overdue interlibrary loan.


Book Drop located on back porch.


Reviewed and Adopted by the Thompson Falls Public Library Board of Trustees on November 12, 2019