|Borrowing Library Materials
Patrons must present their
library card for ALL services, including computer use.
REGISTRATION OF BORROWERS
There is no fee to obtain a Brockton Public Library card. Residents of towns that are members of the Old Colony Library Network (OCLN) may register for a library card in any OCLN library.
Adults must show identification
showing their name, photograph, and current address.
Acceptable current address
Students Grades 9 – 12 must show one of the following
pieces of identification:
Driver’s License with
Students Grades 7 – 8
Students must show an official
school document (i.e. report card or class schedule) for identification to
receive a library card. Those
without identification will follow the requirements for a children’s card.
Children to Grade 6:
Children through grade six may receive a library card when
they are able to print their first and last name or are at least in
kindergarten. A parent,
grandparent, or legal guardian/foster
parent must be present and show identification with a current address.
The application must be signed by the adult.
Patrons must present
identification for a replacement card.
Lost Card Fees
$1.00 for the
first lost card
OVERDUE NOTICES and
Patrons who have overdue materials will be notified by mail
21 days after the due date (3 days for videos). A second notice will be mailed 21 days after the first
Items overdue more than 60 days
are assumed lost and billed accordingly.
The patron will pay the price that is generated by the
computer for a lost or damaged item or,
at the discretion of the item selector; a replacement item will be accepted.
The library will not issue refunds if the lost item is subsequently found.
All overdue fines are to be paid within 60 days.
All library services, including computer
use, will be suspended when fines exceed $2.00 or when any balance is more
than 60 days overdue.
A $1.00 fee will be charged for any audio or video case that is not returned.
on number of items that may be borrowed
Renewals may be requested by
telephone or in person (library card required) or through
the OCLN online catalog with a library
card and PIN. Renewals
cannot be made for items on reserve for another person, reference materials,
museum passes, and items that have
reached their maximum number of renewals.
Items eligible for renewal will be extended for the same length of time
as the original borrowing period.
HOLDS / RESERVES
Holds may be placed on any available item in the OCLN
network in person at the computer
catalog or by telephone with an OCLN card.
Telephone requests are limited to two items.
Materials not owned by any OCLN
library may be requested from non-OCLN libraries directly via the Virtual
Catalog or by submitting an Interlibrary Loan Request Form (with a limit of
Non-OCLN materials borrowed via the
Virtual Catalog have a loan period of 28 days with no renewals.
Materials borrowed via hand written Interlibrary Loan Request Forms have a loan period of 14 days
with no automatic renewals. There is also a $5 FEE for
each item located with the written Request Forms.
There is also a $5 FEE for each item located with the written Request Forms.
Discount coupons do not
have to be returned as they are exchanged at museums for discounted admission.
For all others:
Those who are are visually impaired may want to request material from our audio book collection. The Perkins school for the blind also provides library material to visually impaired residents of Massachusetts.
We can get materials from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan. Our ILL Department borrows materials that are not available in Brockton or other Old Colony Library Network (OCLN) libraries. Anyone with a valid OCLN library card may request an item through ILL. Before you submit an interlibrary loan request, please search the OCLN library catalog. You may also want to search the Massachusetts Virtual Catalog (www.ocln/virtcat) to see if you can request the item directly from a Massachusetts library outside OCLN. If you can't find what you want, print and fill out this form and leave it for Anne Fleming, at the reference desk, or for Lorna Fournier, at the check out desk. We'll do our best to get it for you.
|Web Page Last Updated 08/07/11|