Loan Periods and Checkout Limits

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Policy Adopted Dec. 8, 1981; Last Revision: Feb. 18, 2014

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Article 1: Loan Periods

Section 1.01 Main Library Materials

  • Browsing Collection DVDs (“Hot Flicks”) DVDS….Three (3) days
  • Television Series DVDs…Fourteen (14) days
  • Feature film DVDs, Browsing Collection books (“Hot Picks”),  magazines and video games….Seven (7) days
  • All other materials….Twenty-one (21) days

Section 1.02 Bookmobile Materials
1. DVDs and magazines….Fourteen (14) days
2. All other materials….Twenty-eight (28) days

Article 2: Renewal of Materials
Any material with a hold placed on it may not be renewed. Browsing Collection materials (“Hot Picks” books and “Hot Flicks” DVDs) may not be renewed. All other materials, including feature film DVDs,  may be renewed three (3) times unless the material has a hold placed on it.

Article 3: Circulation Limits

  1. Maximum number of items that may be checked out on a card:  Fifty (50).
  2. Maximum number of DVDs that may be checked out on a card:  Twenty (20).
  3. Maximum number of video games that may be checked out on a card: Five (5).
  4. Maximum number of Browsing Collection DVDs (“Hot Flicks”) that may be checked out on a card: Five (5)
  5. Maximum number of Ereaders that may be checked out on a card: One (1)

Article 4: Interlibrary Loan
Section 4.01 Interlibrary Loan Service  When a resident cardholder of the Warren-Newport Public Library District (WNPLD) requests material that is not available in the Warren-Newport Public Library, we ask other libraries to provide it. This service is called interlibrary loan.

Section 4.02 Loan Period  The circulation period of materials borrowed through interlibrary loan is determined by the lending library, not by the Warren-Newport Public Library. If any library repeatedly does not return materials borrowed through interlibrary loan until after the due date, that library can lose the privilege of borrowing materials in that way for any of its patrons. It is crucial, therefore, that materials borrowed through interlibrary loan be returned in a timely manner. Any patron who repeatedly fails to return interlibrary loan materials on time may lose the privilege of borrowing materials through interlibrary loan.

Article 5: Reserving Materials

Section 5.01 Reserves and Notifications When an item in the circulating collection of the Warren-Newport Public Library is not immediately available to check out, a patron may reserve the item. When the reserved item is available for the patron who has placed the reserve, the library will notify the patron via e-mail or telephone, depending on the preference of the patron. When the Library notifies the patron via telephone, the specific title of the material will not be stated to anyone other than the patron who placed the reserve. If the patron is not available when the Library calls, a message stating that the item the patron requested is available will be left. The library will leave only one message regarding the availability of a specific item. Relay of the message to the appropriate person in the household and prompt retrieval of the material are the responsibilities of the patron.

Section 5.02 Hold Period for Reserve Material The date of the message will be noted, and the material will be held for the patron for a period of six (6) days. If the patron does not pick up the material within six (6) days, the reserve is cancelled and the material will be placed back into general circulation, unless one or more other patrons have reserved the material. If another patron is waiting for the material, the next patron on the list will be notified that the item is available.

Section 5.03 Reserve Limits The total number of items that a resident may have on reserve at one time on a WNPLD  card is thirty (30). The maximum number of items that may be on reserve at one time on a WNPLD business card is ten (10).

Section 5.04 Residency Only resident cardholders of WNPLD may place reserves on library materials.

Section 5.05 Browsing Collection Browsing Collection materials may not be reserved.

Section 5.06 Bookmobile Collection Bookmobile Collection materials may not be reserved.