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Check out Procedures

Check-Out: Library patrons must have valid library cards to check out books. If they do not have their cards with them, they may still check out books if they have photo ID and they are registered in the system. Books, Audio tapes, and CD's may be checked out for a 3 week loan period. Two new videos(DVD’s) are checked out for two nights per family(have a new video sticker). Videos that have been in the library for 6 months or longer will not have a sticker and are checked out for one week.

 

Circulation records are confidential.
 

There is a limit to the amount of materials that may be checked out.

Patrons

Total items

Books

Videos

Audios

CDs

Adults - residents of Santa Cruz County

24

12

4

5

5

Adults -borrowing on a visitor card

3

3

 

 

 

Adults - residents of Nogalas, Sonora

7

3

4

 

 

Adults - home bound and have contacted the library for home delivery

22

13

4

2

3

Teachers - residents of Santa Cruz County and teach in Santa Cruz County

32

25

4

2

1

Youth - between 13 and 17

12

9

2

 1

 

Children - younger than 13

4

3

1

1

 

 

Magazines and newspapers do not circulate.

 

Phone renewals on three week items may be made within three days of the due date.

 

Charge for overdues: Books, audios, and CD’s are 25 cents per day/per book not to exceed $10.00. Videos are $1.00 per day/per video not to exceed $5.00. Sundays and holidays are NOT counted as ‘FINE’ days. Books borrowed from other libraries, InterLibrary Loan, do not accrue fines if lending library doesn’t fine our library.

 

Check-In: Nogales/Santa County Public Library books may be returned at any of our libraries in the Nogales/Santa County Public Library system. In the case of audio or video tapes these items are not to be left in the book drop. If tapes are being mailed to a library, the patron is fully responsible for the condition of the material(s) en route to its destination. Patrons are also fully responsible for any materials left in the bookdrop whether they are in the Nogales/Santa County Public Library system or not, should they become damaged as a result of leaving them in the book drop.

 

If the patron does not pay then automatically the message is affixed to their record. Patron may pay in payments and the computer keeps track. The system allows the patron to check out books if they have not paid the fine and if the fine does not exceed $10.00.
Handling of Materials not in the Nogales/Santa County Public Library System.

 

When a patron returns materials of a library not in the Nogales/Santa County Public Library system then that patron will be charged $10.00 for the clerk’s processing time plus cost of postage. Materials will be mailed in the manner all InterLibrary Loan materials are mailed. In this case, no additional materials will be checked out from a Nogales/Santa County Public Library until these fees have been paid.