The circulation time for all library materials — except Videos/DVDs and some Interlibrary loans — is 14 days.
Loaned items may be renewed twice if they are not on reserve for another patron. Circulation time for videos/DVDs is 7 days. Interlibrary loan items cannot be renewed without approval of the Interlibrary Loan Manager. In some cases, circulation time on Interlibrary loans may be limited by the lending library and must be adhered to by PCPL borrowers.
Patrons who place Holds on library materials must pick up their items as follows:
If a patron does not pick up the items within these timeframes, the items will be returned to the shelf or passed to the next waiting patron. A patron who does not pick up a reserved item within the timeframe is automatically removed from the waiting list for that item and must make a request to be put back on the list.
Fines for overdue items are 10 cents per day per item except for videos/DVDs. Videos/DVDs are $1.00 per day per video/DVD. A maximum of $10.00 shall be charged for each overdue library item. Patrons owing more than $10.00 for overdue items will be blocked from borrowing further items until the fine is paid.
Circulation Desk staff should discreetly request payment of fines before checking out new items to the patron. Each patron shall be responsible for any fines, fees or other charges due as a result of late, lost or damaged library materials, in accordance with the Library’s standard schedules. Failure to pay these fines may result in the suspension of borrowing privileges. Upon approval by the Library Director, patrons may make arrangements to pay fines incrementally while retaining borrowing privileges.
Library cards are issued as follows:
Cards for minors not accompanied by a parent or guardian – A parent or guardian who is unable to accompany a minor to the library for the purposes of obtaining a library card, may send a letter (signed, dated and including the home address) giving permission for the library to issue a card to the child. The child must be accompanied by an adult (relative, neighbor, or child care provider).