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.
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 in the library at the time card is issued.
Adults are responsible for all charges to their 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 limited, temporary borrowing privileges.
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.
DVDs and magazines may be borrowed for seven (7) days. DVDs may be borrowed by patrons 18 years of age or older.
All other materials may be borrowed for four weeks (28 days).
Library materials may be renewed twice for an extended period unless a hold is pending.
Patrons are encouraged to place a hold on materials which are checked out.
Patrons are also encouraged to request new items which the library does not own.
Patrons may check out up to 10 DVDs, 10 Music CDs, 10 CD Books, and 70 books with a maximum of 100 items at a time.
Fines and Fees
The overdue fine rate for DVDs and adult audio books is one dollar ($1.00) per day per item.
The maximum fine is $10.00 per item.
The overdue fine rate for all other materials is fifteen cents ($.15) per day per item. The maximum fine is $5.00 per item.
Borrowing privileges are suspended when fines exceed five dollars ($5.00).
The replacement cost for a lost card is one dollar ($1.00).
The fee for checks returned due to insufficient funds is twenty dollars ($20.00).
The replacement cost for lost or damaged materials is the library replacement price plus a five dollar ($5.00) processing fee.
Patrons who fail to return materials or disregard overdue notices may be referred to the Murray City Attorney for collection, at which time additional recovery costs may be assessed.
Adopted by the Murray Library Board of Trustees - August 6, 2010.