In order to get a library card as an adult, you must
|be in the ninth grade or older,|
|be in good standing at local libraries,|
|present ID such as a driver's license, school or government ID,
or postmarked mail you've received at your address,|
|be present to register.|
Adult cardholders are responsible for following library rules and
|Library cards must be presented to check out books. There can be
|The Library is not responsible for library cards used by
unauthorized persons. It is the responsibility of the user to take
care of her/his library card.|
|If your library card is lost, please notify the Library
immediately. There is a one-week waiting period from the date we are
notified until the new card may be issued. Replacement charge for a
lost, damaged or destroyed card is $5.00.|
|If you plan to leave the area, please turn in your library card.|
|Books can be renewed for a maximum of two times the same length of
time as the original loan, if not on reserve. Renewals may be made
by phone if an overdue notice has not been sent. Newer recorded materials
and interlibrary loans cannot be renewed.|
|A book drop is available through the main door for use when the
library is closed. Do not put DVDs in the book drop.||
The David A. Howe Public Library has for loan videos
on DVD for HOME USE ONLY. Videos are borrowed at
the patron's own risk.
· DVDs are
available on a free loan basis to individuals over age 18 having a
current library card. The owner of the card must be present to borrow
videos. DVDs are borrowed on a first come, first served basis.
· One cardholder may
borrow a total of up to five (5) movies at a time.
· The loan period for
DVDs is four (4) days. Newer DVDs are not renewable.
· DVDs should not be
returned in the book drop. If a borrower returns a video in the book
drop and the video is damaged, the borrower will be charged the
replacement cost of the video. All other damaged videos are paid on a
pre-adjusted scale. Full price is charged for lost DVDs.
· Return DVDs to the main
desk during open hours.
FINES, FEES, AND COLLECTION AGENCY POLICIES
Please make every effort to return materials on time so they may be
available to all patrons.
|Overdue fines are $.10 per day on adult books, audiobooks, and
CDs with a maximum of $5.00 per item. Paperbacks and magazine fines are $.05 per day
with a maximum of $1.00 per item. DVDs
that are overdue have a $2.00 per day per item rental fee with a
maximum of $10.00.
Patrons whose fines, actual and/or estimated, exceed $5.00, or who
have ten (10) or more items overdue, may
not borrow materials or use public access computers.|
|Fines of $25.00 or more (including replacement fees for lost
materials) will be turned over to a collection agency after two (2)
notices have been sent without resolution. The library will send a
first overdue notice 14 days from the due date and a second notice
and bill 28 days from the due date. The collection agency will
become involved 14 days after the second notice.|
You may use your David A. Howe library card in at most public libraries
in Allegany, Steuben,
Chemung, Schuyler, and Yates counties.
Please check with each library about borrowing privileges; policies may
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This page was last updated
July 05, 2012.