Borrower's Guide

Overdue Guidelines for Library Materials

Books and audiobooks have a loan period of 21 days and become overdue if not returned or renewed by the due date. 
Circulating art prints have a loan period of 30 days and become overdue if not returned by the due date.
DVDs have a loan period of 7 days and become overdue if not returned by the due date.
Laptop computers have a loan period of 4 hours and become overdue if not returned by the due time.
Magazines have a loan period of 21 days and become overdue if not by the due date.  The current issue of a magazine does not circulate.
Zen mp3 players have a loan period of 21 days and become overdue if not returned by the due date.

Fines

The Ignacio Community Library no longer charges fines for overdue items.

Notices

Overdue notices will be sent 30 days following the due date and again one week following the initial notice if material is still not returned. When overdue letters are returned because of an incorrect address, library staff will insert a message in the patron record that reads: Overdue Notice Returned. Verify Address -- date, initials.

Renewals

Books and audiobooks may be renewed one time for a total of 42 days from the original due date.
Books and audiobooks can be renewed online via the ICL catalog, in person, or by phone.
Circulating art prints may not be renewed.
Laptop computers may not be renewed.
Magazines may not be renewed.
Zen mp3 players may not be renewed.

Interlibrary Loans

If a requested Interlibrary Loan item is not returned on time, the borrowing patron will be contacted to verify the status of the requested item.
Requested items are subject to an overdue notice 1 day after the due date
If materials are not returned after 5 days, a second overdue notice will be sent to the patron and the patron’s library account will be suspended until the item is returned and fines have been paid. 

Penalties for Lost or Damaged Items

All circulating items are given a replacement cost during the cataloging process. If items are lost or damaged, the patron is asked to pay the replacement cost with an additional $5.00 processing fee.
The Library grants patrons sixty days to locate lost materials. Penalties will not be forgiven for more than two "claim return" items that cannot be located in the Ignacio Community Library within the sixty days.

Refunds

A patron may receive a credit of the lost item fee if he/she returns that item within one year from the item's original due date. Library staff reserve the right to refuse reimbursement based on the item's physical condition and/or obsolescence.