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Borrowing Guidelines

Library Cards

Please note that your library card is non-transferable. Please notify the Library at once if your card is lost. Current identification is required to obtain a card. Adult DVDs, Videos and Music CDs require an Adult card. There is a charge of $2.50 for replacing a lost card.

Use of Personal Information

Any personal information collected from library users will only be used for library purposes such as requesting library materials or sending out overdue notices. Scugog Memorial Public Library will share personal information with other libraries with which we have reciprocal borrowing agreements.

The Library Board protects personal information but also cooperates with legal authorities.

Loan Periods

Books, Audio Books, Magazines, Instructional Films & Music CDs 21 days
Feature Film DVDs 7 days

All DVDs, Videos and Music CDs are for home-use only.
Reference books and items in the Local History Collection do not circulate.

Quantities

99 items per card.

Hold Request

If an item is checked out, you may place a reserve on that item (except for New DVDs). The library will contact you when the item is available.

Renewals

Renewals for borrowed material can be done online or at the circulation desk with your library card. Items cannot be renewed if another patron has placed a hold request.

Fines (Effective June 15, 2009)

Adult & Teen Materials:

  • The fine for overdue Books, Audio Books and Magazines is $0.25 per item per day.
  • The fine for overdue DVDS, Videos and Music CDs is $1.00 per item per day.
  • Fines are NOT charged for the days the library is closed (Holidays).
  • The maximum fine for Books, Magazines and Audio Books is $5.00 per item.
  • The maximum fine for Videos, DVDs and Music CDs is $10.00 per item.

Children’s Materials:

  • The fine for overdue Books, Audio Books and Magazines is $0.10 per item per day.
  • The fine for overdue DVDS, Videos and Music CDs is $1.00 per item per day.
  • Fines are NOT charged for the days the library is closed (Holidays).
  • The maximum fine for Books, Magazines and Audio Books is $3.00 per item.
  • The maximum fine for Videos, DVDs and Music CDs is $10.00 per item.

A $1.00 administrative fee per printed overdue notice is charged for accounts without e-mail.

Lost Items

Items that are lost will be charged at the replacement cost, or as follows:

Hardcover Books $30.00 Softcover Books $20.00
DVDs $30.00 Videos $20.00
Audio Books $30.00 Music CDs $20.00
Juvenile Hardcover Books $25.00 Magazines $5.00
Juvenile Hardcover Picture Books $20.00 Paperbacks $8.00
Juvenile Softcover Picture Books $15.00 Reference Books $60.00

Suspensions of Borrowing Privileges

Borrowing privileges will be suspended when an individual’s fines exceed $10.00. Accumulated fines over $20.00 may be sent to a collection agency.

Damaged Materials

Charges are assessed for damaged materials. The patron will pay the full replacement cost if the item is deemed no longer suitable for circulation.

Refund – Lost Item Found

A lost item that is found and returned to the library within 12 months after payment can receive a refund (minus the fine) upon showing their receipt. The returned item must be in useable condition.