Circulation of Library Items

Library Board approved May 18, 2010.  Effective July 14, 2010

A.            LOAN PERIODS AND RENEWAL

The default loan period for items shall be three weeks.  Video formats shall circulate for 7 days.  Items may be renewed twice, as long as the items are not on hold for another patron. The total item check out limit is 200.

B.            BLOCKED OR SUSPENDED LIBRARY CARDS

Oak Park Public Library patrons who owe $5.00 or more to the Library will have their borrowing privileges blocked until their fines and fees have been paid. Patrons who have more than five “Claims returned” on their card will have their borrowing privileges blocked until the sixth and subsequent items are returned or paid for.

C.            COLLECTION AGENCY

The Oak Park Public Library utilizes the services of a collection agency/credit bureau to retrieve long overdue items or collect on monies due the Library when the obligation equals or exceeds $50.00.

D.            OTHER CIRCULATION PARAMETERS

The Executive Director may set all other Circulation parameters and modify existing parameters as the Executive Director shall, from time to time, deem necessary.