How to Get a Library Card

How to Get a Library Card 2017-08-10T11:57:17-04:00

Circulation

In order to be eligible for borrowing privileges, each Library patron shall have a current signed registration form on file in the Library.

Each registrant is required to provide a current mailing address.  General delivery is not a sufficient address. Library cards will be mailed to new patrons to verify address.

The signing party, by act of signature, accepts full responsibility, including damage, loss, or non-return, for all materials borrowed from or through the Suttons Bay- Bingham District Library.

In the case of a minor, any restrictions placed on the use of the collection are the responsibility of the parent or guardian of such minor.

No registration fees shall be charged. Materials will be reserved for patrons on a first come, first serve basis.

When checking out Library materials, a patron who cannot present a Library Card may be asked for other identification including name and home address.

 

Procedures

The standard loan period is three weeks. Exceptions will be noted in the computer and will be brought to the attention of the person checking out those materials.

Periodicals and videos are available for a SHORT TIME LOAN period of one week. Except in the case of duplicate copies, only back issues of periodicals are loaned. One copy of the latest edition received by this Library is kept on the shelf for in-house use.

A patron may have on request or loan up to three Inter-Library-Loan (ILL) items at a time. ILL materials are granted a standard loan period from the date of their reception by this library unless stipulated otherwise by the lending library. ILL and reserved materials and short time loan are not renewable, although all other materials loaned by this Library are renewable for one period equal to the original loan period. Reserved materials will be held up to three days from the date of patron notification.

Each cardholder may borrow up to a total of ten (10) items from the collection on an individual card. Up to twenty-five (25) items may be borrowed on a Family Card (families may not have both a Family Card and an individual card for family members).