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Loaning of Materials

Policy regarding loaning of materials

Books and other printed materials are loaned for twenty-one days unless otherwise designated.

Unless otherwise designated, library materials may be renewed in person or by phone.  Reserve books may not be renewed.

Only five (5) holiday books from the children's collection may be checked out at a time.

Books being held for a patron must be picked up within three days after the patron has been notified.

The latest issue of each magazine must remain in the Library.  Other magazines may be checked out for twenty-one days.

Audio-visual equipment is loaned for a period of two days and only to adults.

Dvds are loaned for a period of one week. Parents of patrons under the age of 18 have a choice and will decide whether their minor child can (1) check out G-rated dvds only, or (2) check G-rated, PG, and PG-13 dvds only or (3) have full access to all dvds. Patrons may need to sign an agreement to be wholly responsible for the safety of library materials.

Temporary card holders may not borrow audio-visual equipment or materials.

Art prints are loaned for eight weeks and may be renewed once.

If the Library does not have the material or information a patron desires, every effort will be made to obtain it through interlibrary loan.  There may be a charge to the patron from the lending library.  In accordance with the Library’s ongoing contractual Access Plus agreement with the State Library of Iowa, the Library reserves the right to charge the patron a small fee for this service.  The purpose of this fee is to offset the cost of postage. There is a limit of three interlibrary loan requests per patron at one time.  Interlibrary loan items not picked up within the specified time will result in a $5.00 charge.  At this time, September 2014, the Perry Public Library will not charge a fee for Interlibrary Loan Materials. Reviewed and Updated December 2015.