Borrowing
 Information

Fines and Fees   |   Holds  |   Library Cards  |   Renewing Materials
 

Checkout- how long you can have the item   Renewal- extend the time you have for another session if no holds   Limit- how many you can take
Audio-books
Adult  Books on CD checkout - 28 days 1 renewal limit 10
Adult  Books on Cassette checkout - 28 days 1 renewal no limits
Adult  Books on MP3 checkout - 28 days 1 renewal limit 10
Playaways - Adult, Teen & Youth checkout - 28 days no renewals no limits
Teen - CD & Cassette checkout - 28 days 2 renewals no limits
Youth - CD & Cassette checkout - 28 days 2 renewals no limits

 Fines

Baskets to Borrow
checkout - 28 days 5 renewals limit 2

Fines

Books
Book Club in a Bag checkout  - 84 days (12 weeks) no renewals limit 1
Book Express checkout  - 7 days no renewals no limits
Books - Fiction and Nonfiction (not new) checkout - 28 days 2 renewals no limits
Books & Bites Book Club Books checkout - 14 days 2 renewals no limits
Encyclopedias checkout - 14 days 2 renewals no limits
Exam Study Books checkout - 14 days 2 renewals no limits
Large Print (also new) checkout - 28 days 2 renewals no limits
New Fiction checkout - 14 days 2 renewals no limits
New Nonfiction checkout - 28 days 2 renewals no limits
Paperbacks (also new) checkout - 28 days 2 renewals no limits
Teen Fiction and Nonfiction  (also new) checkout - 28 days 2 renewals no limits
Youth Battle Books checkout 14 days no renewals no limits
Youth Fiction and Nonfiction (also new) checkout - 28 days 2 renewals no limits
Youth Holiday Books checkout - 14 days no renewals no limits

Fines

CD / Book Kits
Adult checkout 28 - days 1 renewals limit 20
Youth checkout 28 - days 2 renewals no limits

Fines

CD Roms
checkout - 28 days 2 renewals no limits

Fines

DVDs and Videocassettes
DVDs (not new) checkout - 7 days no renewals no limits ($1.25 per checkout rental fee)
New DVD's checkout - 4 days no renewals no limits ($2.50 per checkout rental fee)
Youth DVD's & Videocassettes checkout - 7 days 2 renewals no limits (no checkout rental fee)

AV Room DVD procedure - bring empty case to the reference desk to be filled with disc.

Fines

Inter- Library Loan Items (ILL) Checkout period, renewals, and fines are determined by loaning library.
Magazines
Adult checkout - 14 days 2 renewals no limits
Youth checkout - 28 days 2 renewals no limits

Fines

Leap Frog
Leap Frog Books checkout 28 days no renewals no limits
Leap Frog Pad checkout 28 days no renewals no limits

Fines

Music CDs
Adult New CD's Checkout 14 days 1 renewal limit 10
Adult CD's (not new) Checkout 14 days 1 renewal, limit 20
Adult Holiday CD's Checkout 14 days 1 renewal limit 5
Teen CD's Checkout 14 days 2 renewals no limits
Youth CD's Checkout 14 days 2 renewals no limits

 Fines

Pamphlets, Vertical File Items, and Maps
checkout - 14 days 2 renewals no limits

Fines

Teen (Young Adult) Items
checkout - 28 days 2 renewals no limits

Fines

Youth (Juvenile) Items
Audiobooks checkout - 28 days 2 renewals no limits
Battle Books checkout -14 days no renewals no limits
Books Fiction and Nonfiction (also new) checkout - 28 days 2 renewals no limits
DVD's & Videocassettes checkout - 7 days 2 renewals no limits
Encyclopedias that check out checkout - 14 days 2 renewals no limits
Holiday Items checkout - 14 days no renewals no limits
Leap Frog Books checkout - 28 days no renewals no limits
Leap Frog Pad checkout - 28 days no renewals no limits
Playaways checkout - 28 days 2 renewals no limits

Fines

Fines and Fees

Overdue Fines


Adult material - 15¢ per day up to a maximum of $15 per item, per checkout period, or the cost of the item, whichever is less.

Youth material - 10¢ per day up to a maximum of $10 per item, per checkout period, or the cost of the item, whichever is less.

Videos or DVDs - $1.00 per day, per video up to the replacement cost of the video.


Lost and Damaged Material


Lost items: Cost of the item per the library database plus an $8.00 processing fee

Damaged material: If an item is returned beyond repair, the total cost of the item per the library database must be paid plus an $8.00 processing fee. If audiocassettes or books on CD and MP3 are returned with missing items that can be replaced, the cost of the replacement per the vendor plus an $8.00 processing fee will be charged.

Failure to pay assessed fines and fees may result in suspension of library privileges or further legal action.


Video and DVD rental


Up to six (6) months after release (New): $2.50 per check out period

Six (6) months after release: $1.25 per check out period

Children’s videos: No charge

Overdue videos and DVDs - $1 per day up to the replacement cost


Inter-Library Loans and Holds


Holds and interlibrary loan requests - 25¢ per item

Library of Michigan MeL (Michigan eLibrary) Catalog requests - No charge

Other interlibrary loan fees as applicable

The City of Midland Ordinance took effect on February 4, 2008.


Holds

Place a hold from the Library Catalog.

You may place a hold or the reference desk will do it for you within the library or by telephone, 837-3449. You will need your library card number. Cost for placing a hold is 25¢, collected when you pick up your item. You will be notified by phone or email when the material is being held.


Library Cards

A library card is available free of charge to all individuals who show proof of residency within our service area. The cardholder is responsible for all library materials checked out, overdue fines, and any various fees. The cardholder should report lost or stolen library cards to the checkout desk. Change of name, address, phone number, or e-mail address should be reported to the checkout desk, 837-3457.

Library Cards Fees

Resident cards: Free (Service Areas)
Non-resident cards: $75.00 per year
Replacement cards: $2.00; damaged cards will be replaced free of charge upon presentation of
damaged card by card holder.
Service charge of $1.00 for privilege of borrowing materials without having library card readily available.
(All circulation policies apply.)

 


Renew Items

Two successive renewals may be made on most materials if another patron has not placed a hold on them. You must have your library card with you to renew. The exceptions are videos, DVD's, C D Rom's, Book Express, Battle of the Books, holiday items and most material loaned from another library which are not renewable. (Cd's and audiotapes may be renewed once).

Renew your material by:

 

Library Policies

7/2010

Grace A. Dow Memorial Library