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Library Policies

Mission Statement

The Hornell Public Library is a community based agency whose primary purpose is to provide information, education, and recreation to people of all ages through an organized collection of print, non-print materials, and access to digital resources and technology.

Vision Statement

The Hornell Public Library is in a dynamic partnership with our community, providing information resources and services to support the advancement of knowledge, personal growth and lifelong learning.

Circulation Durations

Material

Audio Book Cassettes
Audio Book CDs/Music CDs
Books/Magazines
DVDs/Video Tapes
Multimedia Kits
New Fiction
eReader (Amazon Fire Kindle)

Length of Time (in Days)

14
14
28
7
14
14
7

# of Renewals Allowed

1
2
1
0
0
0
1

Note: There is a limit of 3 DVDs/videotapes per family.

Policies and User Guides

Listed below are the policies and user guides associated with the library’s materials.

Fines and Fees

Note: All Fines and Fees are subject to change at the discretion of the Board.

Copies

Copy Types

Color Printer
Color Copy
Microfilm/Microfiche
Plain Paper
Printer

Per Page

$0.75
$0.75
$0.35
$0.25
$0.25

Faxes

Page

First Page
Additional Pages

Per Page

$2.00
$1.00

* Fax charges are for both incoming and outgoing faxes

Overdues

Material

Audio book Tapes/CDs
Adult Books
CDs
Juvenile Books
Interlibrary Loan Items
Magazines
New Fiction
Videotapes, DVDs
Juvenile Media Kits
eReaders (Amazon Kindle Fire)

Fine Per Item Per Day

$0.10
$0.10
$0.10
$0.10
$0.10
$0.05
$0.25
$1.00
$1.00
$10.00

Maximum Fine

$10.00
$5.00
$10.00
$5.00
Varies
$1.00
$5.00
$10.00
$100.00
$390.00

Interlibrary Loan Fee

To cover the cost of processing and notification of requesting materials outside of the library system there is a fee of $0.25 per item requested.

Videotapes, DVDs, CDs, and Audio Books Returned in the Book Drop

Due to the damage that can be caused to the disks and cassettes the Library requests that all disks and cassettes be returned in person at the desk, for each item returned in the book drop located at the front of the building the Library place an additional $1.00 fee on your account.

Card Registration and Replacement

New Patron’s 1st Card

The library requests a donation of $2.00 from patrons six years of age or older for their first library card.

Replacement Card

The library increases the fee of the card an additional $1.00 per card

Example: 1st Replacement Card: $3.00, 2nd Replacement Card: $4.00, etc.

Public Access Computer (PAC) Usage

The Hornell Public Library has 7 computers located upstairs, 2 computers located downstairs for public access limited to a 30 minute time period. Downstairs also has a computer dedicated to job searching and related web-based portals as well as a children’s early education computer dedicated.

* NOTE: The Library requires that any and all patrons requesting use of the public computers have their library cards on their person with no overdue materials or fines required and a signed Internet Agreement Policy on their profile.

The Library also has wireless access available to the public, for the required security credentials for the wireless network please see staff, upon each connecting to the wireless connection a browser window will open with a prompt requesting the user adheres to the user agreement.

Any and all questions can be directed to the staff, assistance is available upon request.

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