ABOUT US

 

OUR MISSION

To be your friendly, hometown library

LIBRARY BOARD

District 1 Pepper Pehrson | 801 281.8890

District 2 Drew Pearson | 801 243.1095

District 3 Valerie Harsh (Vice Chair) | 801 432.0424

District 4 Nick Skene | 801 652.7256

District 5 Lois Holt | 801 244.1888

At Large Traci Black (Chair) | 801 243.6251

At Large Ethel DeFosse (Secretary) | 435 640.2588

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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

The Friends fund children’s events, summer reading programs, book clubs, and other library projects. A $25 a year membership includes a special library card, ten free books from our book sale, and other membership benefits. Please visit the Library to ask about memberships.

LIBRARY CARDS, LOAN PERIODS & FINES

Goal The intent of this policy is to set rules which provide fair and equal access to books and other library materials. The Library Board of Trustees delegates to the staff the authority to establish procedures and implement technology which supports this goal.

Library Cards Adults eighteen years of age or older with photo identification and proof of current address are eligible. Minors under eighteen years of age must have the approval of their parent/legal guardian in the library at the time card is issued. Adults are responsible for all charges to their account and their children’s account. A valid library card or photo identification which confirms the account must be presented at checkout. The library offers free borrowing privileges to all Utah residents. Visitors from out-of-state may be eligible for a temporary card ($5.00 fee), with which they may have 10 items checked out. This includes a maximum of 3 DVD’s 3 Music CDs, and 3 CD Books. Lost or stolen cards and changes in residence, email address, or telephone number should be reported as soon as possible to ensure prompt and accurate notification.

 

Item Type Loan Period Limit New Patron Limit Fines
Book 28 days 50 10 $.15
CD Book/CD Music 28 days 10 3 $.15
DVD 7 days 10 3 $.50
Tablet 7 days 1 1 $.50
Hot Ticket Book 14 days 1 1 $.15
Hot Ticket DVD 4 days 1 1 $.50

 

Children under 18 years of age may check out DVDs with parent’s/legal guardian’s permission.  Library materials may be renewed twice unless a hold is pending.  “Hot Ticket” items may not be renewed or placed on hold.  Patrons may have 50 items checked out at a time.  New patrons will have a one month probationary period in which they may have 10 items checked out.  The maximum fine is $5.00 per item. Borrowing privileges are suspended when fines exceed ten dollars ($10.00).

While every effort is made to notify patrons of overdue items, patrons are responsible for the return of items, regardless of overdue notification by the library. Patrons who fail to return materials or disregard overdue or billing notices will be referred to a collection agency, at which time a ten dollar ($10.00) recovery cost fee will be assessed.

Other Costs Fee
Replacement Library Card $1.00
Lost or Damaged Materials List Price
Collection Recovery Fee $10.00

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

Patrons shall be engaged in activities associated with the use of a public library while in the building.

Patrons not engaged in reading, studying, using Library materials/the computers/wireless system or attending events may be asked to leave the building.


The following behavior is not permitted:

Any illegal activity.

Soliciting.

Blocking access to entrances and exits, inside or outside the library.

Use of wheeled devices, except for wheelchairs, walkers, medically necessary scooters and strollers inside or outside the library.

Loud talking, other noises or actions that distract and interrupt other patrons or staff.

Using audible devices without headphones or with headphones set at a volume that disturbs others.

Using communication devices in a manner that disturbs others.

Running, pushing, shoving, physical threats, horseplay or other acts of violence.

Misuse or abuse of furniture, equipment, materials or other library property.

Littering inside or outside the library.

Failure to follow library policies regarding public access to the Internet.

The library is a smoke-free and drug-free environment; smoking, tobacco products, e-cigarettes, alcohol and drugs are prohibited.

Patrons shall not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs while in the library.

Only service animals are permitted.

Individuals with a service animal must maintain control of the animal at all times.

Food and drink is allowed in the library if practiced “within reason” as determined by library staff.

Patrons should not leave personal items unattended. The library cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.

The library reserves the right to respond to any and all conduct not expressly set forth herein, but which is deemed by library staff to interfere with the use of the library by other patrons or library staff.

Patrons will be warned once and required to leave the premises if the unacceptable behavior continues.

Repeat misconduct for minor offenses or the commission of severe offenses (even if a single isolated event) may result in individuals being immediately trespassed from the library for a specified period of time determined by library staff, or in extremely severe and extraordinary circumstances, permanently.

Trespass procedures are outlined here.

Adopted by the Murray Library Board of Trustees – June 21, 2006; Revised June, 15, 2017.

INTERNET & COMPUTER USE

Services

The Library provides computers, network access, wireless access and software applications to help fulfill this mission. The Library maintains an Internet web site for remote access to library resources.

Access

The Library upholds and affirms the right of each individual adult to access to constitutionally protected material. The Library abides by all local, State, and Federal laws or regulations concerning Internet access by adults and minors. The Library uses an Internet technology protection measure that strives to protect against access to visual depictions that are of child pornography, that are harmful to minors, or are obscene. The Library may impose time limits to facilitate equitable access to computers.

Terms & Conditions

The Library is not responsible for any damages to personal property or for information obtained on the Internet. The Library Director, or a designee, may also determine other reasonable restrictions in specific cases which may not be addressed by this policy, until the Library Board of Trustees has had the opportunity to review the need for such restrictions. This policy was adopted by the Murray Library Board of Trustees at their regular meeting of June 16, 2004, amended on October 18, 2006, and reviewed and approved on May 23, 2007 and June 23, 2010, and amended and approved on May 15, 2013. This policy is effective July 1, 2004 and will be reviewed at least every three years. Parental permission policy for minors is effective January 1, 2007. This policy will be posted in a conspicuous place within the library and will be published on the library web site.

Definitions

“Adult” is an individual 18 years of age or older.

“Minor” is an individual younger than 18 years of age.

“Technology Protection Measure” is a technology that blocks or filters Internet access to visual depictions.

“Child Pornography” is defined in Section 76–5a-2

“Harmful to Minors” is defined in Section 76-10-1201

“Obscene” is defined in 20 U.S.C. Sec. 9101

Procedures

Individuals who request access to the Internet may be required to provide proof of age to library staff.

To use the computers, minors must have a parent or guardian’s approval.

The wireless network uses an Internet technology protection measure and is available to all.

The Library Director or a designee may, in accordance with the law, disable a technology protection measure to permit an adult to access constitutionally protected material.

Individuals accessing the Internet must follow all local, State, and Federal laws regarding acceptable behavior.

Visual depiction of sexual material may create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment which is prohibited by the Murray City Anti-Harassment Policy.

To provide assistance and to monitor appropriate use, access is in an area observable by the staff and removed from the Children’s Services area.

Complaints about this policy or its enforcement should be submitted in writing to the Library Director, who will respond within 30 days. The decision of the director may be appealed to the Board of Trustees in writing within 30 days. The Library Board or the Murray City Attorney will respond to the appeal within 30 days.

Reviewed and approved by the Murray Library Board of Trustees – March 16, 2016

UNATTENDED CHILDREN

Murray Library welcomes and encourages children to visit the Library, use library resources and services and attend library programs. Staff members are available to help and support children; however, the Library is not able to provide child care or be responsible for unattended children.

Unattended children are children of any age who are apparently unaccompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible caregiver. Children who are unable or unwilling to care for themselves may not be left alone in the Library and must have adequate supervision while in the Library. The Library is not responsible if children leave Library property unattended.
Parents are responsible for the safety, behavior and supervision of children at all times while in the Library and on library property, whether the parent is in the library or not. Children are expected to respect library property and adhere to the Library Code of Conduct. Disruptive children, attended or unattended, may be asked to leave the library after one warning.

Library staff will attempt to contact a parent if an unattended child’s behavior is disruptive, the child is in a potentially harmful situation or the child is left alone at closing time. If parents are not available or are unresponsive, the police will be contacted.

Adopted by the Murray Library Board of Trustees June 17, 2015