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A public library is a time-honored institution, created to serve the community and based on the concept of sharing resources.  When one person abuses their privileges that person takes advantage of the community as a whole.  Clinton-Macomb Public Library has established reasonable rules for the enjoyment of library materials.

Material Loan Periods . Overdue Charges . Notification of Overdue . Holds . Damaged Materials . Replacement of Damaged Materials . Lending Limits

 

Material Loan Periods

Print Materials

Loan Period in Days

Renewals Allowed

Maximum Type of Item per account

(100 total)

Maximum Holds per Type
(15 total)

Daily Overdue

Books

21

5

100

15

25¢

Books in demand

7

0

100

0

25¢

Book Discussion Kits

42

0

100

0

$1

Circulating periodicals

21

1

100

0

25¢

Holiday books

7

0

100

15

25¢

Interlibrary loans (MeLCat)

21

Set by lender

50

50

$1

Reference books

4

0

2

0

$1

Non-Print Materials

 

 

 

 

 

Audiocassettes/books on CD

21

5

100

15

25¢

Book/cassette kits

21

5

100

15

25¢

CD ROMs

21

5

100

15

25¢

CDs

21

5

15*

15

25¢

CDs in demand

7

0

15*

15

25¢

Holiday CDs

7

0

15*

15

25¢

DVDs

7

3

15*

15

$1

DVDs in demand

4

0

15*

15

$1

DVDs nonfiction

21

5

15

15

25¢

Hooked on Phonics®

21

1

1

1 (branch-specific)

25¢

LeapFrog®  products

21

3

100

1

$1

Low vision aids

21

5 

5

15

25¢

Playaway® digital audiobook

21

5 

100

15

25¢

Playaway View®

21

3

1

1

$1

Puppets

21

3

100

0

25¢

VHS

21

5

100

15

$1

Videogames

14

1

2

2

$1


* Please note:  patrons can enjoy a maximum of 15 DVDs and 15 CDs at one time (regardless if they are in-demand or not) and a maximum of 100 items may be checked out on an account at any time (regardless of format).
To encourage the prompt return of materials, the Library charges a per day overdue fine based on the type of material (see above chart).  On the day after the due date, all materials will be considered overdue if they have not been renewed or returned. No fines will accrue on days that the Library is closed.
The Library’s computer will notify customers of overdue materials via automated telephone calls, email, or SMS (text messaging) that comply with the Michigan Library Privacy Act.  The automated telephone calls will be the default mode of communication.  Customers may opt for notices by email or text. 
The total number of holds that can be placed by an individual is limited to 15 items.
Customers are responsible for all materials checked out on their card and are liable for any damages that may occur to library materials. If there is damage to library materials that does not make the material unusable, (i.e. crayon or ink marks, binding or cover damage, minor water damage), appropriate charges will be assessed.
The Library will notify the customer of charges for lost or damaged items. The charge will be the full retail list price for the item. No replacements will be accepted.
Any customer who has 10 or more items overdue, or whose fines or replacement value for unreturned materials exceed $5 shall forfeit borrowing privileges until materials are returned and fines are paid. Customers experiencing unusual difficulty in returning their materials or paying their fines should advise the library staff.