The Policies listed here reflect those which every borrower agrees to when receiving their Borrower's Card. If you are unsure of a Library Policy, please speak with staff at Access Services or refer to the Library Policies brochure available at the Service Desks.
All circulating materials check out for three (3) weeks, with the exception of DVDs/Blu-Rays which check out for seven (7) days.
Limits per library card: 10 items (up to 5 DVDs/Blu-Rays)
|Book & Audiobook||$0.25||$20.00|
|DVD / Blu-Ray||$2.00||$20.00|
Book Drops or Returns
The Library has 3 outside book drops or returns for patrons to return materials on-the-go. They are located behind the Library. Audiovisual items (DVDs / Blu-Rays) may be returned in the audiovisual drop, located next to the book drops. Book drops are blue; the audiovisual drop is white. The inside book drop/return is on the left upon entering the Library, just past the Checkout Desk.
Holds or Reserves
Patrons may place holds on or reserve any library materials. This allows a patron to place themselves on a waiting list, when materials are already checked out by someone else. When the materials are returned to the library, the next patron on the waiting list will be notified that it is available for them to check out. Holds may be placed on materials over the phone at (903) 237-1351 with the library card number and the material information, or via the online catalog. Log into account for this option. For step-by-step instructions, download our Online Services Brochure.
DVDs and Blu-Rays cannot be renewed. Renewals are allowed if books or audio books are overdue; however, the patron will owe the overdue charges accrued prior to renewal. Renewals are not allowed if items have a hold on them. Renewals can be made over the phone at (903) 237-1351 with the library card number, or via the online catalog. Log into account for this option. For step-by-step instructions, download our Online Services Brochure.
As indicated on the Legal Contract cardholders sign when obtaining a borrower's card, all overdue accounts now go to a Collection Agency. The computer system will automatically send outstanding accounts to the Collection Agency if patrons owe $20 or more and materials have not been returned in a timely manner. We send a series of courtesy notices by postal mail, email or phone, depending on the method selected when cardholder obtained borrower's card. Note: Should notices get lost or not get received, cardholder is not relieved of financial responsibility of fees and unreturned materials.
It is the cardholder's responsibility to notify us of any changes in contact information, including phone number and address, in order to receive courtesy notices.
Please note: we try to update these policies as changes occur. However, if the policies here do not match the ones available in the brochure, the brochure remains the authoritative source.
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