A valid library card from your town of residence is required to borrow materials.
- Books, magazines (newest copies do not circulate) and audio books are checked out for three weeks, except for new books which go out for two weeks. CD’s can be borrowed for two weeks,
- Feature/New DVD’s are checked out for three days, older and non-fiction and children’s go out for one week. There is a limit of 4 DVD’s per family. Patrons must return DVD’s to the Douglas Library only, we have a special AV slot on the front of the building if the library is closed.
- Patrons may check out passes to area museums and parks. Late fee for passes are 10.00 per day They circulate for three day and must be returned to the library.
A valid library card from your town of residence is required to borrow materials. Magazines (newest copies do not circulate), books, and audio books are checked out for three weeks, except for New Material which is two weeks. Books and audiobooks may be renewed as long as no one else has placed a hold on the item. CD’s can be borrowed for two weeks, DVD’s are checked out for three days.There is a limit of 4 DVD’s per family. Patrons must return DVD’s to the Douglas Library only, we have a special AV slot on the front of the building if the library is closed. Patrons may check out passes to area museums and parks (they are a three day checkout). There are no holds on Museum Passes or movies. Late fee for passes are 10.00 per day. Patrons may not check out any materials if they have a fine balance of $5.00 or more. The above loan periods and fines apply to all patrons of the Douglas Library.
As of January 1st, 2018 the Douglas Library of Hebron will be eliminating mandatory fines on a majority of our materials. Fines can prevent some patrons, especially children, from checking out our collection items. One of the library’s missions is to connect patrons with materials and the threat of fines gets in the way of this goal.
The Douglas Library will inform the patron of the amount of money that would normally be collected if a fine structure were in place. Patrons will have the option of donating that or a different amount of money. The Library does not want to financially burden patrons, but if patrons are able to donate, the library is appreciative. The Douglas Library will be instituting a donation jar so that patrons may still contribute to the library collection procurement. The below fines schedule is a suggested donation amount, except for museum passes and WI-Fi Hotspots, which exceptions are noted.
|Books, Magazines, Audiobooks, Music CDs||$.10 per day suggested|
|DVDs||$1.00 per day (Amended Sept. 11, 2017) suggested|
|Museum Passes||$10.00 per day|
|Wi-Fi Hotspots||$10.00 per day|
DVD’s must be returned to the DVD slot or the Circulation Desk, failure to do so will result in a $1.00 fee per DVD.
After an item is two weeks overdue, a reminder is sent to the patron. At three weeks overdue, the card will be blocked and no activity will be allowed on the card. A bill for replacement cost is sent when an item is four weeks overdue. In order to maintain a current, circulating collection of materials, overdue items held beyond 60 days of the date of the bill notice will be subject to a charge for the full replacement cost of that item, even if the item is eventually returned. No refunds of any of these charges will be made if lost item is found after payment.
For a lost or damaged Douglas Library item, the charge is the actual cost of the item.
Items that belong to other libraries, even if checked out at the Douglas Library of Hebron may have different fine schedules. The fines rules from the owning library will apply.
(Approved December 11th, 2017)
If you would like a book or magazine, which the Douglas Library does not have in its collection, or which is currently unavailable, we will do an Interlibrary Loan. For more details, please ask at the service desks on either floor.