|Meinders Community Library Board Policy||402|
|Policy: Library Card Renewals, Fines, and Suspended Borrowing Privileges (PCLS)||Originally Adopted||Next Review|
|Current Version Adopted||September 5, 2018||PCLS||August 2021|
Purpose: To create consistency of lending and updated information for Library patrons within Pipestone County and the Plum Creek Library System, and to ensure patron accountability to all Libraries within PCLS.
Section 1: Library Card Renewals
Patrons must renew their cards every three years. Those with a name change must complete a new registration form and the old one must be destroyed.
Section 2: Fines
Each library will determine whether to charge fines and set its own rates. Fines for items lent through the Plum Creek ILS to another Plum Creek library will be determined by the policies of the library that lends the item to the patron.
If a library collects $5 or more in fines or fees at one time that were assessed by another library, it will forward the amount to the library that assessed them.
Section 3: Suspended borrowing privileges
Patrons may not borrow materials if:
- They have $5 or more in fines and fees.
- They have 5 or more items overdue for a week or more.
Approved by PCLS Advisory Council 2016
Approved by PCLS Governing Board 2016