For complete policy and procedure information, please ask any of our friendly employees at the Crittenden Co. Public Library!
Library Board of Trustees 2016
Mr. Daryl Tabor, Board President
Mrs Brenda Underdown, Board Vice-President
Mrs. Dulcie Hardin, Secretary
Mr. George B. Sutton, Treasurer
Mrs. Carol Harrison, Trustee
Pictured: Mrs. Dulcie Hardin, Mrs. Carol Harrison, Mr. Daryl Tabor, Director Regina Merrick, KDLA Regional Librarian Susan Dunman, Mr. George Sutton, and Mrs. Brenda Underdown.
Thanks to Chris Evans and the Crittenden Press for this photo, August 25, 2016.
Click HERE for an application to be considered for appointment to the Library Board of Trustees.
New Customers . . .
How to get a library card
To apply for a library card, inquire at the circulation desk, where a library employee will give you a blank card to fill out with information for our records. Required information to open an account with our library is a photo ID and two additional pieces of documentation confirming residency in Crittenden County. You will also be given information about video check-outs and internet access at this time. *
You will be issued a card at this time, and asked to sign the back. Cards must be presented at time of checkout. Cardholder (or responsible party) is responsible for all material checked out on their account. You may not use someone else's card to check out materials.
Your first card is free, replacement cards will be provided with a fee.
New Customer Guidelines
In order to establish a borrowing record, during the first six (6) months, new library customers may borrow up to ten (10) items any given time. If, after that time, they have a clear record, they will be placed into regular customer status.
Lost, Damaged or Otherwise Unusable Materials
- Items are considered lost when they are 90 days overdue whether customers have or have not received any notice.
- If a customer owes $10 or more on their account, they will be unable to check out any materials. They may use computers if they pay a minimum of $1 per visit on their account.
- Once the amount owed falls below $10, customers may borrow up to two (2) items at any given time so long as they continue to pay at least $1 per visit on their account (until the account is paid off) and they remain a customer in good standing. They may also use computers if they pay a minimum of $1 per visit on their account.
- Once the account is paid in full, for six (6) months, customers may borrow up to five (5) items at any given time so long as they remain a customer in good standing.
- After 6 months, if the customer has a clear record they will be placed on regular customer status.
- If a customer continues, after being notified three times, to return materials in a soiled, unsanitary, or mishandled condition, or to accumulate repeated delinquent fines, for six (6) months, they may borrow up to five (5) items at any given time. If, after that time, they have a clear record they will be returned to regular status. In many cases the condition of materials may warrant replacement.
- Items which have been wet, chewed, or otherwise rendered unusable will be charged for replacement.
Official Documentation Required:
There must be a police, fire, or other official report for any claims of loss by fire, accident, theft, flooding or other catastrophe beyond the control of the customer.
Items must be checked out on the record of the person using the materials. If a customer (18 years of age or older with a clear record) is unable, due to illness or disability, to come into the library in person and wishes someone else to check items out in their name they must:
- Sign a responsibility form stating they are requesting this action. (official ID required)
- Sign they are financially responsible for all materials checked out in their name.
- Understand that this form will be valid until retracted by them in writing or in person.
- Produce a medical or other professional letter stating they cannot come into the library in person. *
*The bookmobile is available to visit patrons unable to come into the main library.
With Established Borrowing Record . . .
Check-out lengths for different materials
- Books - 2 weeks
- e-books - 2 weeks (no fines, books disappear from reader after 2 weeks unless renewed)
- Audio Books (cassette and CD) - 2 weeks
- VHS and DVD - 1 week *
- Magazines - 1 week
Library material checkout limits - 20 books or audio books, 2 videos/DVD, 10 magazines
Renewals may be done in person or over the telephone during regular library hours, and will be for an additional two weeks for books, and four days for movies and magazines. Two renewals only.
*Videos and DVDs may only be checked out after a borrowing record is established. A borrowing record consists of checking out and returning at least two books.
- Books, audio books, and magazines - $.05 per day/ $5.00 maximum
- Videos - $1.00 per day/ $10.00 maximum
NOTE: AUDIO BOOKS AND VIDEOS MAY NOT BE RETURNED IN THE OUTSIDE BOOKDROP. PLEASE RETURN THESE ITEMS TO THE CIRCULATION DESK DURING REGULAR HOURS
Computer Use . . .
The Crittenden County Public Library has 8 Public-use, Internet computers available. Using these computers requires the following:
- User must fill out a Internet-Use agreement form and signature card*. Children under 18 must have parent/guardian portion filled out and signed.
- User must be signed in by a librarian and given a reservation slip at the circulation desk. Instructions for logging into the computer are on the slip.
- Computers may be used for one, one-hour session per day.
- Users may be asked to stop using the computers at any time if it is observed that they are not complying with the Internet Use Agreement.
- USB-port Flash drives may be used on our computers to save documents and other items. Due to server restrictions, floppy disks and CDs are not allowed for saving items.
*For a complete list of rules and limitations, ask to see a copy of the Internet User Agreement form at the library.
Besides the 8 public-access computers, we also have available 2 Internet-accessible computers in the Genealogy Department for use by genealogists and students needing longer than the public-access computer limits.
Meeting Room Use
The Meeting Room at the Crittenden County Public Library is available for use by non-profit organizations, with preference to library activities. To inquire about reserving the room, ask at the circulation desk or call the library at 965-3354. At this time, our board policy states that the room may not be used for private events such as birthday parties and showers.
The Crittenden County Public Library is grateful for all donations, both monetary and of materials. When donating books to the library, please keep the following guidelines in mind:
- Books should be clean and in decent condition
- If books meet selection criteria and are needed in our collection, we will gratefully use them for circulation, but if it is a title that we do not need or that is already in our collection in good shape, we will submit them to our book sale to help benefit other library programming.
- All donations will be used at the discretion of the library staff.
INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY
Click here for a PDF of the Information Security Policy, adopted March 26, 2015
Last Update - September 8, 2016
Crittenden County Public Library
204 W. Carlisle St.
Marion, KY 42064