Borrowing for Community Members

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Obtaining a Penfield Library Card

To borrow materials, a Penfield Library Card is needed.

Cost:

  • $10 for the first year
  • $5 for subsequent years

Conditions:

  • The card is initially issued for three months, with limited borrowing privileges.
    • Up to 5 items may be checked out at once during this time.
  • The card will be extended for an additional nine months with increased privileges (up to 25 items at once) if you remain in good standing with no fines or overdue materials.
  • No one else may use your Penfield Library Card.

What can I borrow?

If more than one number is listed, the first refers to a Community Borrower in your first three months; the second refers to all other Community Borrowers.

Material TypeHow longHow manyRenewalsCan be recalled
Circulating Collection (books) 28 days 5 in first 3 months
25 subsequently
1 after 28 days
Browsing Collection (books) 28 days 5
25
1 after 28 days
Teaching Resource Center Materials 14 days 5
25
1 at any time
Ereaders NA NA NA NA
Audiobooks 28 days 5
25
1 at any time
Music CDs 14 days 5 1 at any time
Popular Videos 14 days 5
25
1 at any time
Instructional Media Collection Library use only NA NA NA
Laptops NA NA NA NA
Camcorders, Microphones, Etc. NA NA NA NA

Materials Penfield Library doesn't own

Community borrowers may not use Penfield's Interlibrary Loan system. If you need materials that Penfield Library does not own, we recommend that you ask your public library to help you obtain them.

Fines and Penalties

Your borrowing privileges will be suspended if you have either:

  • any overdue items
  • any unpaid fines or fees

Borrowing privileges may be permanently withdrawn.

In addition to fines on overdue items, you will be billed for lost materials.

  • You will be sent 3 notices for overdue materials.
  • After the third notice, you will be invoiced for lost materials.
  • Lost materials are billed for replacement costs plus a $25 processing fee per item.
Material TypeFines per dayMaximum per item
Book .25 $10
Audiobook .25 $10
Music CD .50 $10
Video $1 $10
Recalled Item $2 $26