Library Policies

List of Policies

The library board has established these policies to govern the library. These policies serve as a blue print for effective library operation, underscore the library's service philosophy and ensure that customers receive consistent service.  The policies are reviewed regularly to help guarantee that they remain timely.

5.3 Loan of Equipment Policy

The Emmetsburg Public Library shall offer a digital multimedia projector to loan for use outside the library by bona fide community groups.


The digital multimedia projector shall not be available for use outside the library by individuals.
Any group wishing to use the digital multimedia projector outside the library must pay a $50.00 deposit to be refunded upon return and subject to
inspection.


The loan period for the digital multimedia projector shall be three days.The digital multimedia projector shall only be available for one renewal period of three days, and the library director must give his or her consent. The digital multimedia projector shall accrue $5.00 per day in overdue charges for each day not returned.


Any outstanding fines accrued from the loan of the digital multimedia projector shall be taken from the deposit upon refund. Borrowers will be responsible for damages due to abuse or negligent use.
When the digital multimedia projector has been kept out one week overdue, the library staff shall give a telephone reminder to return the projector.


When the digital multimedia projector has been kept out two weeks overdue, the library staff shall send out a notice by restricted certified mail informing the borrower of impending legal action.


When the digital multimedia projector has been kept out one month overdue,criminal action shall be taken against the borrower for theft pursuant to the Iowa Code.


Adopted: November 2009

Scheduled for Review: November 2012