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Policy Statement

Magee Resource Center establishes loan periods and loan limits to facilitate equitable library access for all library users.  Loan periods and limits have been established to provide users with adequate time to use library materials and return them for use of others. 

The Resource Center charges fines to encourage prompt return of library material. Prompt return of library material allows access to other users.

Regulations

Library associates may override these loan periods and loan limits at their discretion with the permission of the Resource Center Manager, Venus Bradley.

Loan Limits

A loan limit is the total number of items of a specific type that a user can have on loan at one time.  At the Resource Center, the loan limit policy is library users can have no more than 4 books/audio and 4 DVDs/CDs out at one time.

Patients/Visitors Lending Regulations

A one-time $20 deposit is required up front when borrowing any of the Resource Center materials.  Books and audio are on loan for 2 weeks and CDs and DVDs for 4 days/3 nights.  The date due is determined by the library associate and will be written on the card on the back of the library item.  If you have difficulty returning the books, audio, CD or DVDs on the date that the material is due, you can call the Resource Center at 215 587 3015 for pick-up or if you would like to extend your borrowing time.

Fines

Each overdue book will be charged $0.25/day and each overdue audio, CD and DVD will be charged $1.00/day.  The late fee will be deducted from the deposit. If there is no late fee, the deposit will be returned in full to you as you return your books, audio, CD and DVDs. If any of the Resource Center property is lost, the deposit will not be returned.

Staff/Volunteers Lending Regulations

Books and audio are on loan for 2 weeks and CDs and DVDs for 4 days/3 nights. The date due is determined by the library associate and will be written on the card on the back of the library item. If you have difficulty returning the books, audio, CDs or DVDs on the date that the material is due, you can call the Resource Center at 215 587 3015 to make arrangements for pick-up or you can request and extension on your borrowing time.

Fines

Each overdue book will be charged $0.25/day and each overdue audio, CD and DVD will be charged $1.00/day. If any of the Resource Center property is lost, the merchandise value of the item will be charged.  Payment can be made in the forms of cash, checks made payable to the Medical Library or deducted from your paycheck.

All library items must be returned to the Magee Resource Center on or before the date due during Resource Center hours.  Library associates will notify you when items are overdue. Please return items so that other users may borrow them.