1. Most books and some audio cassettes are checked out for 4 weeks (28 days). They can be renewed for a total of 12 weeks in 4-week increments if no one else has requested the material. These materials will have white date due cards when checked out. Books on a particular subject (non-fiction) are limited to 3 per household.

2. Some new books and other materials (books by extremely popular authors or on popular topics, audio cassettes and magazines) that are in demand may be checked out for one week (7 days). High-demand reserved best-sellers longer than 300 pages may be renewed for an additional week (7 days) or borrowed a total of 14 days. Other materials may be renewed for a total of 3 weeks (21 days) if there are no requests for the material. 7-DAY status will be indicated on both the card and pocket of the material (with the exception of magazines and vertical file items which always remain 7 DAY). These materials will have green date due cards (blue in Denton) placed in the pocket when borrowed.

3. Some materials such as encyclopedias are checked out for two days and may be renewed twice for a total of 6 days. Denton and Lexington check encyclopedias out for 7 days.

4. VHS video cassettes are checked out for two days or until the next day the library is open and may not be renewed. There is a limit of 3 videos per household. They must be returned to the library from which they were borrowed. (Lexington will lend 5 videos on Fridays and Saturdays.)

5. To borrow videos the patron must be 18 or older and use his/her own library card. This card should be marked in some fashion to indicate the patron has been informed of the rules for borrowing videos.

6. Some high-demand items or equipment may require a refundable deposit for the item before being checked out (Examples: ASVAB, GED).


1. Materials checked out for four weeks and returned late are $.10/day each.

2. Materials checked out for one week or two days are $.25/day each. (For videos see #4)

3. Interlibrary loans are checked out according to the loan period of lending library are $.50/day each.

4. Video cassettes are $1.00/day each if they are returned late or in the book deposit.

5. Maximum fine for less than 6 months is $3.00/item.

6. Maximum fine for 6 months or more is $5.00/item.

7. Maximum fines should be charged rather than cost of the item provided the item is not lost (see LOST OR DAMAGE ITEMS policy).

8. The fine on a video continues to accumulate until the fine is equal to the replacement price of the video plus a two dollar processing fee.

9. Any fines collected for other libraries should be deposited with the collecting library's next deposit. Be sure to report collection to the library owed the fine.

** The use of the library and/or its services may be denied for due cause. Such cause may be failure to return books or to pay penalties, destruction of library property, disturbance of other patrons, or any other objectionable conduct on the library premises.

** Senior citizens (60 and older) are not charged fines except on videos, but will be charged for lost materials or damages.

** Late fees are not charged if a deceased patron's family returns borrowed materials.


1. Any lost material or item damaged beyond repair will be charged to the patron who borrowed it. Replacement costs include the price of the item plus an additional $2.00 processing fee. If a lost item is found and returned during the fiscal year it was lost, the cost may be refunded minus the fine owed at the time of payment.

2. Book pockets which have been destroyed are $.05 each. If the pocket contained a security sticker that is no longer usable there is additional $.20 fee.

3. Lost date due cards which cannot be found and returned are $.05/each.

4. Damaged materials which can be salvaged and returned to circulation will be charged on the basis of the damage. Please consult a supervisor for assistance. Damage fees are usually charged in $1.00 increments.

5. Patrons who have lost materials are requested to wait six months before paying for materials if there is any chance of these materials being found in this time period.

** Loss of materials by fire is a hardship the Library System will share unless the number of items is substantial. Borrowers are not charged for items lost in a fire, but the loss should be reported in detail to the lending library when the dollar value is enough to justify filing an insurance claim.


1. When and where possible patrons will be notified within 7 to 10 days or less of overdue materials.

2. Where possible first contact will be by telephone.

3. Patrons will be sent overdue notices by mail if there is no contact by phone or no result from the contact.

4. A second notice may be sent or phoned if there is no response from the initial contacts within 3 to 6 months.

5. Patrons with overdue videos will be notified 3 days after the due date by phone where possible or by mail.

6. A final notice in the form of a formal letter from the librarian will be sent especially for those materials in high-demand.

7. Legal action may be taken in the form of either a civil or criminal complaint when deemed necessary by the librarian and the director.

8. Notification of overdue materials is a courtesy extended by the library system to patrons. Whether or not a notice is sent for overdue materials, the patron remains ultimately responsible for the safe return of library materials.

9. Both overdue and fine records are kept by each library. Library staff will check these records whenever a patron seeks to borrow library materials.


1. Fees for the use of the fax machine are deposited with the copier money and no receipt is written. If the patron requires a receipt the cover sheet sent with the fax may be copied and given as a receipt.

2. Fees for sending or receiving fax are the same: $2.50 for the first sheet and $1.00/each additional sheet. There is no charge for the library cover sheet which is always included.

3. If the patron's copy is not dark or clear enough to fax well, the staff member can copy the document on the copier to enhance the quality at no additional charge.

4. The library system does not charge other county departments or other libraries to send or receive faxes.

5. Overseas faxes are $6.50 for the first sheet and $5.00/each additional sheet.



To receive a new library card a person must have finished the 1st grade and live, work or own property in Davidson County. The person should not already have a card from another library in the Davidson County Public Library System (See LOST LIBRARY CARDS p. 5, ALSO SMART START CARD P. 7).

Children under 16 must have a parent's or guardian's signature and driver's license number/I. D. number and their own social security card. The parent or guardian is the designated responsible patron for each child under 18. A relative other than the parent may sign the card. The relative would sign his/her own name and designate that he/she was signing for the child's parent and sign the parent's name as well. The relative would give his or her driver's license or I. D. number.

Instead of occupation, students should put the name of their school. Instead of business address, they should put their grade.

For a reference, students may use a teacher or principal or an adult neighbor or friend. We need both first and last names (not Mr. Smith, but Mr. John Smith).

Adults and children need to sign their own names. This should be a full name: first, middle or maiden, and last. If help is needed in filling out the rest of the registration card, it is permissible once the applicant has signed the card. The information must be legible.

To verify that a new patron lives in Davidson County ask adults for something sent through the mail to verify the correct address. We can accept a driver's license/I.D. with the correct address. Children are verifying their address when they give the name of their Davidson County/city school and reference of a teacher or principal.

If a new patron gives a P. O. Box as a mailing address be sure to ask for a street address as well to verify their Davidson County residence.

If someone works in Davidson County but does not live here, they should give the name and address of where they are employed and use a supervisor as a reference. The business phone number is also helpful. Their status of "works in D. C." should be indicated at the top of the registration card under where the patron's name is typed. It should also be typed underneath or beside the address typed on the library card itself. Family members may use the card of the Davidson County worker, but are not eligible for their own cards.

If someone owns property in the county but does not live here, they should give the address of the property underneath their home address. We can also verify any address as Davidson County by checking the voter registration book. A patron's status as "property owner - D. C." should be indicated at the top of the registration card.

Adult Davidson residents or property owners may give a friend or relative as a reference as long as the reference has a different Davidson County address and phone number.

Driver's license number or identification number and social security number should be placed at the bottom of the library registration card.

If a parent works or owns property in Davidson County it does not mean his/her child is eligible for a card unless the child attends school in Davidson County. Family members may use the card of the Davidson County worker or property owner, but are not eligible for their own cards.

When issuing new cards to a family, the parent should be given the lowest number to be issued. For example, John Charles Smith - T00001, Mary Brown Smith - T00002, John Charles Smith Jr. - T00003.

** The first time someone checks out material they are limited to two items. One of those two items may be a video if the patron has agreed to the rules governing the use of videos.


If a patron has lost a library card so that it cannot be used they must pay for a new card.

The patron must pay three dollars and fill out a new registration card. This remains true even if the original card was issued at another library in the system. For example, if a patron had a Thomasville card and lost it and then moved to Denton and applies for a card there that patron would pay three dollars and have the Thomasville card cleared and canceled by the Denton staff. The three dollars will be deposited with the next deposit of the issuing library.

When a lost card is replaced both the old (or number if from another library) and new registration cards are kept together until the records are corrected.


Library cards are renewed every five years on or after the date they expire.

If a card is worn or cracked from normal use, the card can be replaced free of charge. Be sure when such a new card is issued to attach the old library card, the old registration card, and the new registration card together.

When a card is to be renewed, pull patron's registration card and check to see if there are any changes such as address, school, job, etc. If there are changes have the patron fill out a new registration card (their library card number will remain the same). Make any necessary changes on the label of the library card and put on the new expiration date.


If a patron has changed names or address before the library card has expired have them fill out a new registration card. Give them a new address label but do not change the expiration date on the library card or registration card.

If the patron has moved from one an area of the county to another such as from Thomasville to Denton, the library nearest the patron's new address can change the address label on the library card and have the patron fill out a new registration card. A copy of the patron's new registration card should be sent to the original issuer (Thomasville) by the library at his/her new address (Denton). The library at the new address will have the registration card on file.

If a patron frequents more than one library, each library can keep or access the information about that patron by contacting the issuing library or recording the information from the patron's borrower's card. Once all libraries are automated and on-line, this information will be available at any terminal connected to the system.


We can issue an out-of-county patron a Davidson County Library card for $10.00 if they have a library card from the county in which they live or can give a Davidson County reference. Their own county library card can be used as the reference on the registration card (fill the number of the card for the name of reference and the name of the library system for the reference address. All out-of-county registration cards and library cards will be marked with asterisks next to the name of the patron to indicate their status.

Patrons with out-of-county library cards or who had a Davidson County prior to moving out of county will be given a grace period of one month before they need to pay $10 to be issued a Davidson County Library card. They may use the library for that length of time.

***Patrons may purchase one library card and use it for the whole family.

If the card is lost before the 5-year expiration, the card can be replaced for the normal $3.00 replacement fee and the expiration date will be the same as any other new card issued on that date (5 years from that date).

**Staff members should initial in pencil each registration card they type regardless of whether it is for a new, renewal, replacement or out-of-county library card.


1. On April 18, 1994, we began issuing the "SMART START" library cards to children who have not completed the first grade (2 years old - 6 years old).

2. The card is to be issued in the child's name.

3. The child will be limited to three Easy books or kits at any time. This is all each child will be able to borrow on his/her card at any time. It cannot be used to borrow any other type of item. The parent may choose to check out additional materials using his/her own card.

4. When the child finishes the first grade and fills out his or her own registration card, these limitations will be lifted.

5. Each card will be issued for five years like a normal library card. When the child finishes the first grade, the information will be updated. The card will not be renewed unless it has expired.

6. For the SMART START CARD, the parent may fill out the registration card for the child. We still need a reference, someone who lives in Davidson County not at the address of the applicant. It could be a grandparent or a neighbor.

7. Both the library card and the registration card will have the child's name HIGHLIGHTED or marked in some fashion. This way we will know automatically that this child is limited to three Easy items ONLY. It will also remind us to double-check when they finish the first grade.


February, 1984

The Davidson County Public Library System welcomes children at all times and regards them as an important segment of our service population. However, for their safety and in consideration of other patrons, they must observe certain rules of conduct.

Parents are responsible for the conduct of their minor children in the library, whether or not they accompany them. Nonreading children (under the age of six) must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. The library does not have the staff or authority to supervise unattended children, and cannot be responsible for accidents that happen to them.


Children left unattended for long periods of time in the library often develop behavior problems. Reading children (six years of age and older) may remain in the library unattended for thirty minutes. If after thirty minutes, they are not using the library effectively (see note below), they will be asked to return to their parents elsewhere in the library. If parents are not in the library, they will be asked to remain in an area where they will not disturb other patrons until their parents are located.


Effective use of the library involves use of library materials including:

Books, recordings, cassettes, films, filmstrips, magazines and other print or audio-visual material.


Library staff will exercise appropriate procedures to ensure the safety of unattended children seventeen years of age and younger when the library is closing.

Any unattended children will be alerted before closing time (about 15 minutes) to contact their parents and/or their rides so they will be picked up at or before closing time.

If upon leaving, the staff notices any unattended child, they will verify that the child has contacted their parents or ride. If after 15 minutes of closing the library, the child's parents or ride has not arrived, the staff will refer the unattended child to the Police Department if parents cannot be located.




- Talk in tones louder than the general noise level

- Consume food or beverages

- Smoke inside the library

- Sleep in the library (occasional dozing while using the library is allowed)

- Leave Children unattended (refer to Children in the Library above for rules)

- Enter with bare feet

- Willfully destroy or damage library property.

- Sit on tables or desks.

- Rearrange any library furniture or equipment

- Harass patrons or library personnel. When in the view of the library staff members a situation is extremely threatening, the police will be summoned immediately.

- No fighting. Police will be summoned as needed.

- Use obscene or abusive language

- Engage in any illegal behavior

- Solicit or sell anything

- Distribute leaflets or post notices not authorized by the Library administration. Areas are provided for approved notices and leaflets.

- Bring animals other than lead dogs into the library

- Use audio-visual equipment without headphones

Those persons who violate these rules may be asked to leave. Those refusing to do so are subject to arrest under the trespass laws of the General Statutes of North Carolina (14-134)

- Use of library facilities, equipment, and materials may be restricted under certain conditions.



1. Teachers are not limited to the normal three books on a subject. They may borrow more to supplement the classroom collection to teach a special unit. The only limitation here is how much these materials may be in demand and number of students in the class. For example, we would limit the number of science project books checked out during "science fair season."

2. The library staff will reserve and set aside materials for special projects when notified. In past years we have set aside materials for ecology, North Carolina, and history projects.

3. The library maintains a selection of reading lists filed according to school and teacher. If we know in advance that a book is going to be required reading in a class, we will make every effort to acquire at least one copy of the book for our collection. We will also shorten the loan period to seven days to ensure that more students have the opportunity to read it.

4. The library can request films and videos from the state library film service. This requires a three week booking notice and postage to and from Raleigh. The public library also has a limited number of films and videos for which public performance rights have been purchased.


1. Avoid mass assignments where all your students need the same books at the same time. We know this is not always possible, but if you notify us in advance, we could reserve these materials and shorten the loan period as needed.

2. Send the library a copy of your required reading list.

3. Accept photocopies of articles and pictures rather than requiring an original.

4. Call and ask if you are not sure that the library will have the resources your students will need to complete an assignment. We will help and accommodate you in any way we can.

5. If you have a question or problem that cannot be answered in your media center, contact us or ask your media coordinator.


Dear Teacher:

____________________came to the __________________ library today. We regret that we are unable to fill the request for __________________________________________________ because:

____ All circulating materials on this subject are checked out.

____ The materials that you assigned are reference only and must be used in the library.

____ This is a small library with limited resources. The student has been referred to the Headquarters Library or another library in the area.

____ Clarification of the assignment is needed.

____ Other______________________________________________________________________


We will be happy to help in the future if you give use advance notice of assignments. Please call us or use the attached form.

Library Staff Member____________________________________________




Assignment Alert lets your public library know when you and your students will need materials for research assignments and large class assignments. Should you need more copies of Assignment Alert or have any questions, please call your local library.


School Phone Number:_______________________________ Today's Date_______________

Teacher's Name:_________________________________ Home Phone Number___________

Grade Level:_______________________Subject:____________________________________

TYPES OF MATERIAL NEEDED (please circle all which apply)

Books Reference Material Audio Visual Magazines Pamphlets

Are there any required materials?_______________________________________________

May we suggest alternative titles to your students? Yes No

Are there any restrictions on the types of materials used? (example - no encyclopedias)




Starting date of assignment:______________Date Due:___________ Size of Class_____

Could you suggest one or two titles that would best fulfill this assignment?


At least one week's notice is appreciated.

Thank you for your cooperation.


1. Library patrons may place on reserve materials in the collection or those known to have been requested but not currently available.

2. When reserve requests number more than seven, an additional copy will be acquired by the library as the budget allows.

3. When reserved materials are returned the next reserve should be called at least once the same day. Each reserve request will be called no more than three times before moving to the next request if no contact is made.

4. Called reserves will be held no longer than 2 working days. If not picked up, the next reserve will be called and the previous reserve moved to the bottom of the list.

5. Reserves are contacted in chronological order of request.


1. If the information or material needed by a patron cannot be located within the library system, an interlibrary loan may be required.

2. Certain materials are not available for interlibrary loan: books published within the last six months, best-sellers, some fiction titles, reference materials.

3. The patron should already have a library card and a record in good standing with the library (the same is true for loans in-system).

4. Patrons are asked to pay the postage (usually to and from the lending library). This should be explained to the patron before the loan is requested and is payable on receipt of the requested loan.

5. Loans are due back at each Davidson County Library three days before the date of return to the lending library for mailing.

6. Patrons should be aware of possible charges and approximate amounts when requesting photocopies.


1. If the librarian or a supervisor is available, they should handle a memorial or "in honor" transaction with the donor. Other staff members should be able to accept these donations as needed.

2. The donor should be aware that any donation of less than $20-25 severely limits the kind of item that can be purchased. Most children's books cost approximately $15 and up.

3. The donor should supply the names and addresses of the friend(s) or the relative(s) he wishes notified of the donation. No more than 4 such notifications should be normally accepted per donation.

4. If the donor has a preference for the purpose of the item to be purchased, the staff member should note the preference.

5. Unrestricted donations are encouraged so the library may use the donation to best serve the needs of the library and its patrons.


1. The library reserves the right to accept or reject gifts and donations.

2. Any gift materials may be:

a. processed and added to the library's collection,

b. duplicates used to replace a worn library copies

c. sent to another library in the system as needed

d. sold to help purchase items needed by the library.

Date of Contract______________________


NAME: _____________________________________________

ADDRESS: _____________________________________________


GROUP REPRESENTED:_____________________________________

EXHIBIT: _____________________________________________

DATE AND TIME FOR SET-UP: _____________________________________

DATE AND TIME FOR REMOVAL: __________________________________


1. Exhibits pertaining to library programs have first priority.

2. Exhibits should be non-profit, in the public interest, and/or relating to library materials.

3. Exhibitors may not charge fees for viewing exhibits.

4. Exhibitors will be responsible for damage which is caused by the exhibit to the building and/or its equipment.

5. All exhibits will be secured in a locked display case when possible. Library staff will take reasonable care of exhibits but cannot be responsible for loss or damage of items. Exhibitors will be responsible for loss of items on display in case of fire, theft, or for damage of any kind while the exhibits are in the library.

6. Exhibits should not be left longer than one month except by agreement with the library. Exhibits should be dismantled and picked up on the date agreed upon.

7. Exhibitor is responsible for setting up and taking down display.

8. Expensive or irreplaceable items are not eligible for exhibit.

9. Staff is responsible for moving glass shelving.




The Davidson County Public Library System maintains meeting rooms in all four of its libraries. These rooms are designed to meet the general needs of educational and cultural programming. Meeting rooms are intended primarily for library programming and for civic and/or community programs presented in cooperation with the libraries.

The library meeting rooms are available for other public gatherings of a civic, cultural, or educational character, but not for social gatherings, entertainments, dramatic presentations, money-raising or commercial purposes. These meeting rooms may be reserved for meeting where fees are charged ONLY if such meetings are sponsored by the libraries or an approved non-profit educational group or institution for short-term classes, institutes, discussion groups and forums.

Rooms are not available for meeting of social, political, partisan, or religious purposes; for the benefit of private individuals or commercial concerns; for the presentation of one side only of controversial matters; or when in the judgment of the director any disorder may be likely to occur. The rooms may not be reserved for denominational groups. Exception is made when committees or associations affiliated with more than one church are involved.

Established nonpartisan organizations which do not endorse individual candidates or parties may be allowed, with the approval of the director to conduct meetings in the library buildings at which current elections issues will be discussed by the candidates for public office, if all candidates for the same office shall have been invited and a majority of such candidates are to appear on the program. Any program in which non-candidates discuss current issues to be voted upon shall include reasonable and thoughtful presentations of differing views. It is understood that the public shall be welcome at all meetings of this nature. The fact that a group is permitted to meet at the public library does not in any way constitute an endorsement of the groups policies or beliefs.



1. Library programs receive first consideration in scheduling meeting room events.

2. Non-library sponsored meetings may only be scheduled one month before the proposed meeting date. The library will try to notify the contact person for the concerned group in advance if any changes in room scheduling are necessary.

3. The meeting rooms may be used only during the hours the library is open. Exceptions for educational, civic, and cultural programs may be made at the discretion of the head librarians. When said exceptions are made, a minimum of ten (10) persons is required to warrant the expense of operating the facility.

4. No fees, dues, or donations may be charged or solicited by the user for any program or exhibit. All programs and exhibits shall be free.

5. Programs and exhibits may not disrupt the use of the library by others. Persons attending the meeting are subject to all library rules and regulations.

A. Meeting participants should be aware that noise levels should be kept to a minimum, especially in the public areas of the library.

B. Parents are responsible for the behavior of their children. See policy on "Children in the Library" for more detailed information.

6. Library facilities shall be left in a clean and orderly condition. Users shall pay the cost for repair of any damages to facilities. The library will not be responsible for materials or equipment left in the building by users.

7. No additional furniture or equipment other than that furnished in the meeting room by the library is to be used without library approval. If approval is given for use of additional furniture or equipment it must be removed at the end of the meeting. All library meeting room furniture should be returned to its proper place.

8. Tape, thumb tacks and nails may not be used on the walls of the meeting and conference rooms.

9. All requests for use of the meeting rooms will be submitted on Form #DCPL 03 (see appendix) to the head of the library in which the meeting room is located and updated annually. Forms may be obtained at individual libraries in the county.

10. The contact person for each organization is responsible for ensuring that each member of his or her group is aware of and abides by these regulations.

11. The contact person agrees to notify a library staff member of the number of persons who attend the scheduled meeting.

12. Granting of permission to use the library facilities does not constitute an endorsement by the library staff or board of trustees.



In the name of the ____________________________________________

I am applying for the use of the meeting room in the ___________________

_________________________________Library of the Davidson County Library System. I have noted the provisions and agree to comply with them. I accept responsibility for securing the building in the event a staff member of the library is not present at the meeting; I understand this arrangement will be agreed upon at least one week in advance of the date of the meeting.

Date and hour of meeting______________________________.

Probable length__________________________.

Probable attendance_________________________.

Nature of the meeting__________________________________________


Signature of person responsible for arrangements (contact person):




Purpose and function of the organization (please be specific).






All users of the public access computers in the Davidson County Public Library System must abide by the following rules:

1. The computers are for use by anyone at no charge, during regular library hours. Children under the age of ten must be accompanied by an ADULT AT THE COMPUTER.

2. Reserving Computer Time for wordprocessing, spreadsheets, resumes, etc.:

a. The computer may be reserved for 1/2 hour intervals up to 2 hours per day per person.

b. Computer time may be reserved no more than one day in advance. (An exception is made for reserving times on Monday which may be scheduled on the preceding Friday or Saturday.

c. If the computer is not reserved, walk-in sign up will be accepted. Users with appointments will take precedence over walk-ins.

d. Users with reserved times who are more than ten minutes late may lose their scheduled times to walk-in users.

e. Users must be familiar with and able to use on their own WORDPERFECT, MICROSOFT OFFICE, MICROSOFT WORKS, or other programs available on the library's computers.

3. Use of the Computer with multimedia or other educational software:

a. The computer may be reserved and used for 15 minute intervals up to 30 minutes per day.

b. Computer time may be reserved no more than one day in advance. (An exception is made for reserving times on Monday which may be scheduled on Friday or Saturday.)

c. If the computer is not reserved, walk-in sign-ups will be accepted. Users with appointments will take precedence over walk-ins.

d. Users with reserved times who are more than ten minutes late may lose their scheduled times to walk-in users.

e. Users must request and sign for one cd at a time with a library staff member.

f. Each user is responsible for ensuring that each cd is returned to a library staff member who will note the return.

4. Computer Care:

a. New users must have a brief orientation or demonstrate to the staff that they can use the computer correctly.

b. Users must check-in the desk where the computer is located before beginning their computing session and must check out, returning any borrowed software (or cds), when finished.

c. A user who borrows software (or cds) from the library, accepts responsibility for the item while in his possession. Library owned software is not to be taken from the library.

d. A user who brings his own software program to run on the computer must be able to run it from his or her floppy disk and be able to ensure that it is virus-free. The program cannot be copied onto the hard disk to run.

e. Users requiring blank disks must supply their own.

f. Users are expressly FORBIDDEN to copy library-owned commercial software. The library will make every effort to abide by copyright restrictions in the use of software. Patrons violating this rule will lose their computer use privileges.

g. No arcade-type games will be allowed at any time.

h. Only the scheduled user and one other person are permitted at the computer at one time.


5. Use of the library's Internet connection is offered to patrons:

a. Free of charge for the first hour of use each month.

b. No more than one hour's use is allowed per day.

c. There will be a charge of 25 cents for each additional hour's use per month.

d. Users may not:

- Use obscene or abusive language

- Engage in any illegal behavior.

e. Any text or binary files downloaded via the Internet must be copied to the user's own virus-tested floppy disk.

f. No files of any type may be downloaded to the library computer's hard drive.

g. Internet access will be used as a reference tool after exhausting all local resources (to be determined by a library staff member).

5. Printing:

There will be a charge of 15 cents per page for printer paper.



I have read the above rules and accept the

conditions for the use of the library computer.


1. Equipment, as with the meeting rooms, may be reserved no more than a month in advance by the general public. (High-demand equipment such as video cassette players may be reserved no more than a week in advance).

2. Patrons wishing to borrow equipment should have an established library card in their own name.

3. The borrower must be at least 18 years old.

4. Dates and times for checking out and returning equipment should be determined in advance by the library.

5, A deposit will be required for video cassette players/recorders. The deposit will be refunded in full upon the prompt return of the equipment. Unauthorized delays in return of VCRs will result in a lose of the deposit plus possible fines.

6. Library equipment needs take precedence over all other requests for use of the equipment.


Audio-Visual Equipment and Materials Agreement

between the

________________________ Library


(To Be Completed by Staff Member and Patron)

PATRON'S NAME ___________________________________

ADDRESS ___________________________________

TELEPHONE ___________________________________

LIBRARY CARD NUMBER ___________________________________

GROUP REPRESENTED ___________________________________

DRIVER'S LICENSE NUMBER ___________________________________

TYPE A-V EQUIPMENT OR MATERIAL ______________________________

DATE BORROWED ___________________________________

DATE AND HOUR DUE ___________________________________

I hereby agree to:

1. Use equipment in good repair and have a competent person in charge of the equipment and/or materials.

2. Pay postage for each film booked.

3. Return equipment and/or materials on the date designated by the Davidson County Public Library System.

4. Pay overdue fines on $.50 per hour or $2.50 per day for each 16 mm film, filmstrip, cassette, and/or slides.

5. Pay $1.50 for each 16mm film or video booked and not used. The library will exercise judgment and omit fine when circumstances beyond the control of borrower prevents use of film or video.

6. Report number of showings and size of audience for each showing or use of materials.

7. Report any damage or break in the films, videos, filmstrips, cassettes, and/or slides.

8. Since films and materials are inspected and repaired between use by the Davidson County Libraries and the State Library, the borrower agrees to pay for cost of replacement for irreparable damage to materials or equipment. Costs for damages to 16mm films or videos will be determined according to the amount of damage. Replacement costs are charged for lost materials and/or equipment.






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