Borrowing Policies

BORROWING POLICIES

 

LOAN PERIODS

There is no charge to check out library materials.  All Library materials circulate for 21 days except for videogames and DVDs, which circulate for 7 days.
6 WEEKS--Vacation loans available on request for all items except new books and Videos/DVDs

 

RENEWAL

Most library materials, unless reserved for another patron, may be renewed.  Library customers may renew materials accessing their online account, by telephone at 626-798-0833, using the Let’s Talk feature on our webpage for webchat, or in person at either location.

 

BORROWING LIMITS

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Library Card

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Most patrons

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Ages 14 and up (no signature needed)

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Ages 0 through 13 (adult signature needed)

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Limits:

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DVD, CD’s, Audiobooks & Magazines (each) 10

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Video Games 2

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Books 50

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Default Overall limit: 92

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Student Card

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FOR: Students, non-California residents

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Overall Item Limit: 5 TOTAL ITEMS

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Item limits: Video Games 2; Everything Else: 5

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Teacher Card

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FOR: Teachers, professors, home school, foster parents, group home, etc.

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Checkout times: 6-weeks + 3 week renewal

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Item Limits:

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DVD, CD’s, Audiobooks & Magazines (each) 10

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Video Games 2

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Books 100

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Default Overall limit: 142

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Expires each year in June 

FEES AND CHARGES

Effective May 1, 2017, Altadena libraries do not charge overdue fines for late materials. Library patrons will receive notification of overdue items and will be billed for replacement and processing after 30 days overdue. Borrowing privileges will be suspended until materials are returned or district is compensated for lost materials.

Failure to return library items or pay for their replacement will result in having your account turned over to a collections agency. A $15 processing fee will be charged if the account is sent to collections.

 

Other Charges

Returned checks: $30.00 service charge
Replacement library card: $2.00
Interlibrary Loan: $1.50 initial search fee. The owning library may charge additional fees.
No charge to check out materials
No charge to reserve materials (except Interlibrary Loan)

The Altadena Library District does not restrict access to library materials based on age, origin, background, or views.

Approved by the Board of Trustees 4/24/17

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