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Borrowing Privileges and Policies

All patrons must use their own library card when checking out items and when using the Internet terminals.  Financial responsibility for all materials borrowed belongs to either the cardholder or the parent/legal guardian of the cardholder. Lost or stolen cards must be reported immediately to the library. It is the patron’s responsibility to notify the library of changes to their address, email or phone number.



· 3 Week Items: Books, Non-Fiction DVDs, CDs, & Audio Books

· 1 Week Items: Best Sellers, Rental Best Sellers, Magazines, & Entertainment DVDs


· 50 total Items per Card: Books, DVDs, Best Sellers, Rental Best Sellers, & Magazines

· 10 each per Card: Non-fiction DVDs, Entertainment DVDs, CDs, & Audio Book

* Patrons must be at least 18 years old to check out DVDs*


· Rentals are $1.50 in advance for the first week or a portion thereof, plus 25¢ per day thereafter


· Three week loan period items, Entertainment DVDs & Magazines may be renewed only twice if there are no holds on those items

· Best Sellers may not be renewed


· Fines accumulate daily, including days the library is closed 

· Book Drops are available when the library is closed

All Materials—25¢ per item per day, up to a per-item-maximum of:

- $10 for Books, CDs, DVDs, & Audio Books

- $ 5 for Paperback Books

- $ 3 for Magazines & Pamphlets


· Damaged Items—$1 and up, to cost of the item

· Lost Items—Cost of item

· Paid for items that are found in good condition within 6 months of payment date, will be refunded the cost of the item, minus a $2.00 handling fee. Except if the paid for material was in lost status for 1 year or more.


· Lost Library Card Replacement Charge $2

· Holds/Requests 25¢ each

· Inter-Branch Fax Fee 15¢ per page

· Charge for returned checks $25

· Charge for each subsequent check $35


- Past due accounts will be listed with credit reporting agencies

- No Collection fee will be added to accounts of $10—34.99

- A $5 collection fee will be added to accounts of $35–49.99

- A $15 collection fee will be added to accounts of $50 or more

- OC Public Libraries assumes no responsibility for personal equipment or property damaged while using library property, i.e. compact disc players, DVD players, or computers.



OCPL Borrowing Policy Effective June 19, 2015