CIRCULATION POLICY

WOODBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY CIRCULATION POLICY

(For non-video materials only; for video policy see here)

Registering and Updating Cards:

Woodbury Library LOGIN card registration is free to those aged 6 and up who reside or own property in Woodbury. To obtain a card you must show valid ID such as a driver’s license, providing proof of who you are and where you reside. Utility bills, rent receipts, printed checks, etc. may be used to demonstrate residency, but should be combined with a form of ID which establishes your identity. Children under 18 years old will need a parent or legal guardian to show proper ID and co-sign their application. Students attending Woodbury Public schools may use student ID’s, schedules or report cards as identification.

Woodbury LOGIN cards need to be renewed periodically, with renewal dates noted on cards. At renewal, a patron must show ID. The patron’s record will be updated, including any changes to name, address, telephone number, etc. All outstanding fines or overdue material must also be cleared at this time. Woodbury residents with clear patron records may renew their cards for 2 years at the Woodbury Library, or for 1 year at any other LOGIN library.

Cards which are valid only at the Woodbury Library are available free of charge to those who are employed in Woodbury and do not reside in a LOGIN Consortium community. They may be purchased by other residents of non-LOGIN communities for an annual fee of $20.00.

Borrowing and Returning Library Materials:

Patrons age 18 and over may borrow up to 30 items at a time from the Woodbury Library. Children under 18 may borrow up to 10 items. Limits may be enforced on particular item types such as CDs and DVDs or per author or series. There is a limit of 3 items at a time per subject and/or author. Most material circulates for 2 weeks at a time. However, upon your request books may be checked out for 4 weeks at a time, with the exception of items found on the “New” shelves. Material may be renewed twice, for a total checkout of 6 weeks. Renewals may be handled in person or on the telephone. When renewing by phone, please have your library card and material nearby.

Patrons in good standing may borrow from any other LOGIN member library, in accordance with that library’s policies. Other LOGIN libraries are Westville Public Library, Gloucester County Institute of Technology Media Center, Gloucester County College Library, Franklin Township Public Library, Deptford Free Public Library, West Deptford Public Library, Salem Community College Library, and the Gloucester County System libraries located in Mullica Hill, East Greenwich, Glassboro, Greenwich, Swedesboro, Newfield and Logan Township. Patrons are encouraged to return library materials to the lending library but may return books to any LOGIN member library. Non-print materials (audio and video items) are loaned at the discretion of each LOGIN library. Not all non-print materials are available for loan at every library. Non-print materials must be returned directly to the lending library.

During business hours, material should be returned at the Circulation Desk. When the library is closed, items may be returned in the return slot in our Russell Street wall. Printed material may also be returned in the blue book receptacle near our main entrance off the city parking lot.

If there is an item that we are unable to provide, we will be glad to attempt to borrow it for you on Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary loan requests must be handled at a patron’s home library.

Fees and Fines:

Patrons are responsible for returning their library material in a timely manner, and in the same condition as when borrowed. Overdue library material incurs a fine of 10¢ per item each business day until it has been returned.** Items returned after regular business hours will be checked in the following business day. The library does not have a grace period for late items. Each fine will not exceed $10.00 or the item’s replacement cost, whichever is less. Patrons with outstanding monetary obligations exceeding $5.00, may not borrow library material until the items are returned and the fines/bills reduced to less than $5.00. Patrons will be charged the replacement cost of lost or seriously damaged items. Light damage to library material, such as torn pockets, missing covers or book barcodes will be charged at 50¢ per item.

A lost or stolen library card should be reported as soon as possible, to avoid being held responsible for material checked out by others on your card. There is a $3.00 charge for the replacement of lost, stolen or damaged cards. Damaged card barcodes may be replaced at no charge. Fines exceeding $5.00 must be paid directly to the library that loaned the material that generated the charge, or at another LOGIN library using a check made payable to the lending library.

**With the exception of DVDs and Blu-rays (see our Video Agreement and Loan Policy)