Operating Policies

Operating Policies

A. Travel: Travel payment for board members and staff on official business will be at the current IRS rate for mileage. Paid staff will be compensated at their hourly rate for time attending meetings, including travel time. The expenditure must first be approved by the board.


B. Access and Use of the Building: No person(s) or group shall occupy the library without the prior consent and action of the board. The board shall make a determination concerning whether a fee is appropriate and the amount of such fee.


C. Expenditures: Any amount over fifty dollars will not be spent without board action. Note: Regular expenses such as salaries, utilities, supplies of a regular nature, and emergency repairs are exempt from this requirement.


D. Book Circulation Policy: (includes magazines and records)


1.Procedures for obtaining a Library Card shall follow the NCLS application format.


2.Books may be borrowed for two weeks


a. Renewal: Books may be renewed for three additional two-week periods with the exception of current popular titles, which may be renewed for one additional two-week period.


b. Books may be renewed by telephone or on-line.


3.Up to ten books may be signed out at one time per adult and up to six books per child.


a. Librarians have the discretion to adjust this based upon their knowledge of the patrons return record.


b. Newly registered patrons may check out two books for the first two weeks of membership.


4.A patron may reserve a book that is not on the shelf at the time it is desired.


5.Fines: Ten cents per book per day with a maximum of five dollars total.


6.Loss or damaged books:


a. In accordance with Education Law, Paragraph 1127, 1128, and Penal Law, Paragraph 1427, 1428; notes corrections or marks of any kind are forbidden on books belonging to the library, and all losses beyond the reasonable wear, however caused, must be promptly adjusted to the satisfaction of the librarian, by the person to whom the book is charged.


b. Lost books shall be charged to the borrower at cost.