Circulation Policy

Purpose:

The circulation policy of the Glacier County Library exists to facilitate community access to the materials
and information contained in the Glacier County Library collections.

Item Loan Limits:

Adult - 10 items per card.
Student - 5 items per card.
Family - 30 items per card.
Teacher - 120 items per card.

Video recordings are limited to 5 per card.

Loan Periods:

New adult fiction has a two-week loan period.
Video recordings have a one-week loan period.
Reference materials and materials in the Montana Collection do not leave the library.
All other materials have a loan period of four week.
Upon request, two renewals are allowed on all items if another patron has not placed a hold on the item.
On interlibrary loans, due date and renewals are determined by the lending library.
Teachers have a loan period of 42 day on items with a normal four week loan period.
Renewals may be requested in person, by telephone, or online in the Montana Shared Catalog. 

Fines for overdue materials:

Videos, new adult fiction, and interlibrary loan: $.25 per day.
All other materials: $.10 per day.
A courtesy overdue notice will be sent when an item is 1 to 7 days past due. A billing notice will be sent when an item is 8 weeks past due.

Denial of library privileges:

There is a maximum fine of $5.00 per student card and $10.00 per adult and family card, after which use may be denied until the fine is paid below the maximum.
Items more the 8 weeks overdue will be billed to the patron's record. Any borrower with one or more items more then 8 weeks overdue may be denied Internet and borrowing privileges until that item is returned or paid toward. A patron has one year from the date of check out to return an item, beyond which they will have to pay the replacement cost of the item. Upon return, a fine will be assessed per item, not to exceed the replacement cost of the item is paid for, payment will be reimbursable upon return of the item within one year's time.

The Librarian reserved the reserves the right to re-institute the two-month probation period on a case by base basis when necessary.  

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