Community Patron Circulation Policies

Below are policies regarding the library's use by members of the local community. 

Library Card

  • In order to receive a library card, community patrons must be 18 years of age, present their driver's license and bring a piece of mail or pay stub that indicates that they work or reside in McCracken County.  They will provide their address, phone number, and social security number or driver's license for the patron record. 
  • The first card is available at no cost.  Replacement cards cost $1.00. 
  • No library cards will be issued to organizations.

Checking Out

  • Community patrons may have five items checked out at one time.
  • Items available for check out include all circulating books and audiovisuals.
  • Videos and DVDs can be checked out for five (5) days.
  • Reference, Special Collections, Media Reference items, and periodicals may be used in the library.
  • Equipment is not available for checkout to community patrons. 
  • Interlibrary loan service is not available to community patrons. 

Computers  

  • Community patrons will be logged on by a library staff member using a generic password.
  • The usage guidelines for library computers are the same as for Matheson Library students, faculty, and staff. 
  • According to licensing agreements, access to Microsoft products is limited to currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff. 
  • Access to online databases is limited to in-library use only. 

Fines and Fees

  • Replacement Cards - $1.00
  • Overdue materials - $5.00 per item
  • Upon generation of fines/fee notice, the Voyager system indicates a maximum charge of $85.00 ($70.00 maximum cost of item + $10.00 processing + $5.00 overdue fee).
  • Upon return of an overdue item, the patron owes a $5.00 overdue fee.
  • If an item is lost by a patron, the patron will be charged the actual cost of the item listed on Amazon.com up to $70.00, a $10.00 processing charge, and the $5.00 overdue fee.