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Fairfield County Library Policies


The following circulation policy changes will be effective on December 7, 2009:

To register for a card you must 

  • Show a picture ID and complete a registration form.
  • Children under 13 must have a parent or legal guardian sign for them and show a picture ID in order to register for a card.
  • Children 13 to 17 must show a picture ID or have a parent or guardian show a picture ID in order to register for a card.
  • Pay a non-resident fee of $10.00/year if you do not live in Fairfield County.
  • Maximum items out on first checkout: 5 books and 2 DVDs/Videos.

To check out materials you must

  • Present your library card or a picture ID.
  • Not have any lost items on your card.
  • Not owe more than $10.00 in fines or fees.
  • Patrons must be 18 or over to check out DVDs or videos.
  • Renew your card every three years.

Loan times for materials are

  • 14 days for most books, audiobooks, and CDs.
  • 7 days for books in demand and magazines.
  • 3 days for DVDís and videos.
  • All materials have a maximum of two renewals whether in person, by phone, or online.

Fines and Fees

  • No daily fines on any materials except DVDs and videos
  • DVD and video fines will be $.50 per day per item, with a maximum of $5.00 per item.
  • A notice fee of $.50 will be charged when materials are not returned and an overdue reminder must be sent.
  • Overdue materials will be designated lost after six weeks and a replacement fee charged.
  • Lost card replacement fee is $1.00.

Other Information

  • Maximum holds per card: 10
  • Maximum number of DVDs out per card: 10
  • Maximum items out on first checkout: 5 books and 2 DVDs/Videos
  • Maximum total number of items out for adults: 50
  • Maximum total number of items out for students: 25

Last Updated 11/12/2009
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