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Fiske Public Library Policies - Circulation

Library Card Policies
Residents may apply for a Fiske Library Card (provided they do not already have a card at another SAILS library) at the Circulation Desk. Identification (ie driver's license) is required in order to receive a card. A patron must have a valid library card with them to borrow materials. Lost cards will be replaced one time at no cost. Successive replacements will be $1, $2, $3, etc.

The Board of Library Trustees has instituted a policy that will charge out of state patrons $55 per year for a SAILS card. The card entitles the patron to the full services of Fiske Library and the network. There will be no additional assessment for any other family members. Massachusetts libraries receive no compensation from Rhode Island or any other states for providing service to their residents. The policy was effective January 1, 2009.

YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO USE ANOTHER PERSON'S CARD WHEN BORROWING ITEMS OR SIGNING UP FOR THE COMPUTER ***NO EXCEPTIONS***

Loan Periods

New Books 2 weeks
Rental Books 1 week
Sweatt Bestsellers 1 week
Other Books 4 weeks
Books on CD/Tape/Mp3 2 weeks
Music CD's 2 weeks
CD ROM Software 1 week (1 per family)
Wii Games 1 week (1 per family)
Book/Tape Kits 2 weeks
Magazines 2 weeks
Museum Passes 24 hours if not a throw away pass
DVD's 1 week (max. 4) 1 PHONE RENEWAL
Reference Non-circulating in most cases

Fines
$.25/day/item
for books, magazines, audiocassettes, compact discs, kits and SWEATT Bestseller Collection titles.

$1.00/day/item
for videos, DVD's, software, Wii games, and reference materials.

$5.00/day/item
for museum passes


Library materials may be renewed online or by calling the Circulation Desk at
(508) 384-5440. BE AWARE HOWEVER -- If you have more than 7 overdue items OR owe $10.00 or more in fines/bills you will be unable to place a hold or renew books. DVD's and items with holds may not be renewed. When you call you will need to have either your library card or the books in front of you so we can get the barcodes of the items needing to be renewed. THANK YOU !

We do accept food for the Wrentham Food Pantry for overdue fees. However, The Board of Trustees has voted to limit the amount of food that can be used to pay overdue bills. You may bring in food up to a limit of $5. Food may not be used to cover the cost of lost materials. Remember that you can renew most items online. If you provide us with your email address you will get an automatic reminder three days before the items are due. Ask us if you need help. We would, of course, prefer that you return items promptly – postage and staff time are costly.














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