Account Holder Responsibilities

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Account Holder Responsibilities

  1. The account holder or guardian agrees to abide by library system policies and accepts responsibility for fines or other charges resulting from the account’s use.
  2. The account is to be used only by the person(s) named on the account.
  3. The account is valid at all Metropolitan Library System libraries.
  4. Responsibility for the choice of materials borrowed rests with the person named on the account and not with the Metropolitan Library Commission, the library system, or its employees.
  5. Account holders who lose their library account card or change their address should notify the library system promptly.
Fine Structure
  • Overdue Fines
    • $0.10 per day with a maximum of $3.00 per item
    • Electronic devices: $5.00 per hour to a maximum of $60
    • Interlibrary loans (borrowed by MLS): $0.50 per day up to the cost of the item
  • Damaged Book, Magazine or Electronic Device – List price at the time of purchase
  • Damaged Audiovisual Materials – Replacement cost if lost or damaged due to carelessness or neglect
  • Damaged Audiovisual Materials, One Part of a Set (book on CD) – $7.00 per part if lost or damaged due to carelessness or neglect
  • Damaged Audiovisual Materials, Liner Notes or Guide – No charge
  • Lost or damaged materials borrowed by MLS via Interlibrary Loan – The lending library sets the fee
Other Fees
  • Photocopies - $0.10 per page
  • Microfiche Copies - $0.25 per page
  • Computer Prints, Black and White - $0.10 per page
  • Computer Prints, Color - $0.50 per page
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