Circulation Policies

Materials Borrowing:
– Books and magazines and may be checked out for 2 weeks. Books may be renewed a maximum of two times unless another patron requests the item.  Check with the other libraries regarding their renewal policies for their items.
– DVD’s may be checked out for ONE week. Limit of five (5) Columbia DVD’s may be checked out at one time. DVD’s have a maximum one renewal.  Children MUST be accompanied by an adult or caregiver in order to check out a movie. Children may ONLY check out G and PG Rated movies.

Late fees for materials & DVD’s:
$.30 per day for adult books, maximum of $5.10 per item.
$.20 per day for children’s and young adult books, maximum of $3.00 per item.
$1.00 per day per movie, maximum of $5.00 per movie.

*If you have large fees on your card, you are not permitted to use another family members card to check out materials. We are happy to work with you to pay your fines.*

Playaway LaunchPad’s:
Playaway LaunchPad’s may be checked out for two weeks. LaunchPad’s may ONLY be checked out by an adult who is 18 years of age or older. Limit of two (2) launchpad’s may be out at a time – NO EXCEPTIONS. LaunchPad’s are NOT eligible to be renewed.

Late fees for LaunchPad’s:
$1.00 per day, maximum of $5.00.

Damage or Missing Parts Cost for LaunchPad’s:
$85.00 minimum if the device is returned damaged. FULL COST will be charged if the LaunchPad is NOT returned at all.
$15.00 for missing Circulation Case
$10.00 for missing Bumper Case
$1.00 for missing USB Charging Cord
$2.00 for missing Charger/AC Adapter
$15.00 processing fee – this will be applied for device replacement shipping costs and processing.
$3.00 for missing Case Cover Art

LaunchPad’s MUST be returned to the circulation desk. Patron’s who return LaunchPad’s in the the book drop are subject to losing their LaunchPad borrowing privileges.


STEM Kits and Puzzle Kits:
Families are limited to ONE (1) STEM kit OR TWO (2) Puzzle Kits at a time. Kits may be checked out for TWO (2) weeks. They MUST be checked out by an adult, age 18 year of age or older. STEM and Puzzle Kits are NOT eligible for renewal – NO EXCEPTIONS.

STEM and Puzzle Kits MUST BE returned to the circulation desk. If batteries are needed for the kits, the circulation desk will provide them at time of check out.

Late Fees for STEM & Puzzle Kits:
$1.00 a day per kit, maximum of $5.00.
Batteries – a replacement fee for batteries will be charged if they are NOT returned with the kit. Charges will be $1.00 – $2.00, depending on the kit.

Full cost will be charged if kits are NOT returned. Full cost may also apply if kits are returned with missing pieces. 


Inter-Library Loan:
If no library in Lancaster County has an item you would like, please see the circulation desk staff – it may be able to be ordered elsewhere in the state of PA.  There is no charge for this type of inter-library loan, provided the item is returned on time.


Lost/Replacement Items:
Many people who lose a book ask if they may purchase a replacement copy for us. Please see our staff for more information regarding this policy.

If you do not come to see us regarding your billed items and make no effort to pay for them, your account will be turned over to the Collection Agency.  Once this happens, you will be unable to turn your books in!  Please address the situation before this happens – we want our materials back!


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