Rules for Borrowing Materials

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Library Material Loan period Late Fees
Books 2 weeks 2 renewals .10 per day
Magazines 2 weeks 2 renewals .10 per day
DVD/Videocassetes 1 week 1 renewal .10 per day
Music CDs 2 weeks 2 renewals .10 per day
Audiobooks 2 weeks 2 renewals .10 per day

RULES FOR BORROWING MATERIALS
YOU MUST HAVE YOUR CARD WITH YOU TO CHECK OUT ITEMS.
THERE IS A LIMIT OF FORTY (40) ITEMS PER CARD INCLUDING UP TO 10 DVDs.

BOOKS
Books circulate for two weeks. A longer borrowing period may be requested on all but new books and best sellers. The Library reserves the right to recall a book. Books may be renewed twice by phone or in person provided there are no holds on the title. The overdue fine for books is $.10 per day per item.

MAGAZINES
CURRENT ISSUE DOES NOT CIRCULATE
Magazines circulate for two weeks. Magazines may be renewed twice by phone or in person. The overdue fine is $.10 per day per item.

BOOKS ON TAPE
Books on Tape circulate for two weeks. The overdue fine is $.10 per day per item. Books on Tape may be renewed twice by phone or in person.

BOOKS ON CD
Books on CD circulate for two weeks. The overdue fine is $.10 per day per item. Books on CD may be renewed twice by phone or in person.

COMPACT DISCS
Compact discs circulate for two weeks. The overdue fine is $.10 per day per item. Compact discs may be renewed twice by phone or in person.

VIDEOS
DVDs ARE LIMITED TO 10 PER CHECK OUT
All Videos/DVDs circulate for one week. Videos/DVDs may be renewed once by phone or in person. The overdue fine is $.10 per day per item.

MUSEUM PASSES
Museum passes are sponsored by Friends of Dartmouth Libraries, Inc. Reservations are accepted for museum passes using Tixkeeper. Museum passes are available to holders of a SAILS Network borrower’s card. Returnable Passes must be returned directly to the Southworth Library by the day after it is used. Coupons do not need to be returned.
If the passes have not been returned by the following day, a late fee of $5.00 per day will be imposed.

LOST/DAMAGED AND PAID ITEM POLICY
If a patron loses or damages any item they have borrowed on their library card, they must pay the replacement cost of the item and may not be able to borrow any other material.