Policies

Card Holder Responsibility

  • By signing the card application, you agree to be responsible for all materials borrowed.
  • Library cards are renewed every year at no cost.
  • The library recommends not loaning your personal library card to anyone.
  • All materials checked out on your card are your responsibility.
  • Patrons must have their library card with them to check out items.

Lending Policy

  • You must have your library card with you to check out items.
  • All items are due back before closing on the date printed on the receipt handed to you at the time of check-out.
  • All items returned in the drop-box within 1 hour of closing or after business hours are checked in on the next business day.

Library Card Replacements

  • Expired cards are updated free of charge – bring your old card to renew.
  • Replacement cards cost $1.

Unattended Child Policy

Marvin Memorial Library is concerned about the welfare and safety of children in the library. Unattended children may become frightened and are much safer in any public building when accompanied by a parent, guardian, or caregiver. Unattended Children may also be disruptive to the activities of other patrons. The responsibility for the safety and behavior of children in the library belongs to the parent, guardian, and/or caregiver and not with library personnel.

An “unattended child” is a young child under the age of ten years left in the library unattended for a long period of time or any child twelve years or younger not picked up at closing time who does not have a safe means of transportation to his/her home or to a caregiver’s home.

Furthermore, a child under the age of seven must have a parent or responsible caregiver in the immediate vicinity of the child at all times. A responsible caregiver must be at least twelve years old. The only exception would be when attending library-sponsored programs where parental presence is not required. However, even in these instances, parents, guardians, and/or caregivers are expected to remain on premises and be available.

The Director is authorized to prepare, distribute, and implement procedures to deal with unattended children.

Revised May 2015 –Marvin Memorial Library