Pickerington Public Library
Date Reviewed: 09/16/19
Date Approved: 09/16/19
Effective Date: 09/16/19
Replacing Policy Effective: 12/14/17
Any person or organization that resides in Ohio who agrees by written or electronic signature to be responsible for all materials they borrow, will be issued a library card and allowed to use the collections and other services of the Pickerington Public Library. Cardholders will be responsible for all fees charged to their library account as a result of use of library materials. Fees that exceed an established amount and/or long overdue items will result in suspension of cardholder privileges until fees are paid below the established amount and/or long overdue items are returned.
A lost library card shall be reported immediately. The cardholder is responsible for materials checked out up to the time the card is reported lost or stolen at which time staff members will place a block on the card to prevent further use.
Parents or legal guardians of Minors, those 17 years of age and younger, must sign or electronically agree to be responsible for all materials borrowed by minors and to monitor the nature of all materials used by Minors, including materials accessed using Full Access library cards. Parents and legal guardians will have Minor library card choices:
- Full Access: Minors may borrow any circulating item, including audiovisual materials. Electronic resources, including databases and downloadable content, are available for in-house and remote use.
- Video/VG Restricted: Minors may borrow any circulating item, except audiovisual materials. Electronic resources, including databases and downloadable content, are available for in-house and remote use.
The exception to this are Kids Cards, which may be issued to Minors as a special limited access library card which does not require the signature of a parent or legal guardian. The Pickerington Public Library will ensure that its cardholders have the greatest opportunity to utilize its collections, as well as those of its Central Library Consortium partners. Library card guidelines and loan periods are established for this purpose.