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Library Services Policy

The Board of Trustees of the San Miguel County Public Library District #1, Wilkinson Public Library, adopts and makes public the following written policies.

Circulation

It is the policy of the Library to provide everyone with access to materials and services. Circulating library materials will be loaned to patrons in good standing.

Loan Details

Loan periods for physical and digital items are determined by material type and other factors. The Library Staff reserves the right to adjust loan rules. There is no limit on the number of items that may be borrowed.

Materials borrowed from other libraries and some digital services are circulated based on rules set by the lending library / service.

Renewal

Some items may be automatically renewed one time unless on hold. For most items, patrons can renew up to two times unless on hold.

Access to Minors

All patrons have access to library materials regardless of age. The Library staff will not make decisions about what a minor may access in the Library collection.

Lost or Damaged Materials

Patrons will be billed for lost or damaged materials. For lost items, patrons are responsible to pay the replacement cost. For damaged items, patrons may be assessed a nominal fee. If an item is damaged beyond repair, a replacement cost will be assessed.

Revocation and Reinstatement of Library Privileges

Patrons may not be allowed to check out materials if fees total more than $50.00. Library staff may adjust or waive fees as appropriate. Library privileges will be reinstated when fees are paid.

Privacy of User Records

All patron records and information regarding fines, books read and library usage are strictly confidential and may not be given out except in accordance with Sec. 24-90-119, C.R.S.

Library Cards

Library cards are free and available to anyone who lives, works, visits or owns property in the Library District.

To get a card:

  1. A photo identification  AND
  2. Provide a current address, email address and/or cell phone number

Minors

A parent or guardian’s signature is required to issue a library card to a patron under the age of 12.

Teachers’ Card

Teachers employed by schools and preschools within the Library District may request a Teachers’ Card. Items checked out on a Teachers’ Card circulate for 6 weeks.

Replacement Card

There will be no charge for replacement library cards.

Responsibilities of Borrowers

Only the person to whom the card has been issued should use the card. The individual to whom the card is issued is responsible for the return in good condition of all materials borrowed, payment of fees for damaged or lost materials. Cardholders should report a lost or stolen card immediately. Report any changes in name, address, email or phone number. Parents or guardians of minor library cardholders are responsible for any fees on the minor’s library card.

Borrowers are encouraged to carry their library card at all times in order to take advantage of the Library’s self-serve functions.

Borrowing privileges will be revoked due to outstanding or unresolved materials or if the patron is a habitual offender of library policies. Other restrictions may apply. Appeals may be made to the Library Board.

Service Outlets and Hours

Monday         9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday         9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday   9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday       9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday            9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday       9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday          12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Library will be closed holidays and staff development days as determined by the Library Board. Signs of closure will be posted in advance. In the event of an emergency, the Library may be closed at the discretion of the Library Director in consultation with the Library Board. Such closures might be severe weather, public health emergency or a building situation which might endanger the public.

Date Approved: 01/1997
Approved by: Wilkinson Public Library Board of Trustees
Date Amended/Modified: 07/23/2015; 11/15/2018; 06/09/2021