Responsibilities of Membership

Responsibilities of Membership

Patrons:

  • must comply with all Library policies
  • must present their Library card or identification each time they borrow materials or use library computers
  • must notify the Library promptly of a change of address or loss of their library card
  • are financially responsible for materials borrowed on their card and for any fines or other fees assessed in accordance with Library policy.  Unsettled accounts will result in the loss of borrowing and Internet privileges and may be referred to a collection agency.

Parents or guardians who register children under 13 years:

  • by signing the membership form, agree to guide their child’s use of the Library, including use of the Internet and choice of reading, viewing and listening materials
  • are financially responsible for materials borrowed on their child’s card and for any fines or other fees assessed in accordance with Library policy. Unsettled accounts will result in the child’s loss of borrowing and Internet privileges and parents/guardians may be referred to a collection agency.

2.0 Suspension of borrowing privileges

Borrowing privileges will be suspended when patrons:

  • have fines in excess of $5.00. Privileges will be reinstated when charges are below $5.00
  • fail to return materials or make recompense for the loss or damage of library materials.

3.0 Other violations

Violations of library policies, including the Library Users’ Code of Conduct or the Internet Use Policy may result in suspension of library privileges, exclusion from the Library, as well as prosecution.