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Eastern Monroe Public Library

Smithfields Branch Pocono Township Library

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Eastern Monroe Public Library
Borrower Responsibilities Policy

To obtain an Eastern Monroe Pubic Library, hereafter referred to as Library, borrowers card:

• Present proper identification (photo ID) with your current address which verifies your permanent residence or property ownership in one of the ten municipalities served by the library.

• If you are under 16, your parent/guardian must provide identification and sign for responsibility.

• If you are a non-resident (without a PA Access library card) borrowing privileges cost $50 annually or $15 for three months. Pen Argyl School District and Wind Gap residents pay $15.00 annually.

Please bring your borrower’s card each time you visit. You must present your own card to borrow materials. The Library reserves the right to ask for additional identification. If you lose your card, there is a fee of $3.00 for each card replacement. Your borrower’s card is renewed every two years after date of issue. All fines and fees must be cleared, as well as proof of current residence & photo ID, before a card can be renewed for another two years.

You are responsible for all items borrowed on your Library card. Please do not lend your card to anyone. If you are unable to present your Library card, you may use your license as ID. However, your borrowing privilege will be limited to 5 items.

Borrowing Periods and Limits

You may borrow a total of 35 items at any one time in any combination.

Books 21 days (except new titles) 35 items
New Fiction 14 days 35 items
Magazines 14 days 7 items
Audio books 14 days 6 items
CDs (Music) 14 days 7 items
DVDs 7 days 4 items
Videos 7 days 4 items
Software 7 days 1 item
Playaways 14 days 2 items

Materials may be renewed ONE time if there are no holds. Books that are no longer considered "NEW" may be renewed TWICE if there are no holds pending.

Fines and Fees

Late fees are assessed from the first day past due on a per day, per item basis:

Adult materials including VHS 25 cents per day
Children’ materials including VHS 10 cents per day
Playaway Audiobooks 25 cents per day
DVD’s & software $1.00 per day
Please rewind all videos prior to return.  

Maximum late fees per item:
$10.00 for adult materials
$ 5.00 for children’s items
Current retail cost per item for magazines

Borrowing privileges are suspended when charges on your card reach $10.00.

If an item is damaged, lost or not returned, the Library charges a re-stocking fee of $5.00 in addition to the current retail replacement cost of the item. The minimal damage fee is $3 for material which has been damaged but is still usable. If your materials are more than 45 calendar days past due or your balance owed is $25 or more for more than 45 days, your account may be assigned to a commercial collection agency.

Other Charges:
All printing charges are 15 cents per page.
$25 charge for all returned checks.

 

 

 

Last updated October 9, 2014