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We invite you to read and enjoy the books and other materials in our collection.

Our primary purpose is to meet the educational, informational, and recreational needs of Roosevelt County.

Your library card allows you to borrow books, magazines, audio cassettes, CD’s, DVD’s, information files, and videos; also to use the public access computers.  You are responsible for all materials checked out on your card.

If you have any questions, please, ask.  The library staff is here to help you.

 

General Information - New Patrons - Adult Patrons - Student Patrons - Computer/ Internet Use - Loan Periods - Renewals - Overdue Fines - Overdue Notices - Reserves - Inter-Library Loans - Damage Charges - Information Services - Copier - Fax - Montana Shared Catalog - Montana Talking Books

General Information

Bring your library card with you each time in order to check out items or to use a computer.  Library cards are mailed in order to verify the address.  There is a fee of $1.50 to replace a card.

New Patrons

New patrons are limited to two items per name on their library card and no inter-library loans until a satisfactory borrowing record has been established.

Adult Patrons

Persons 18 years or older applying for a library card are requested to give their name, address, home and business phone numbers,  to show a photo I.D., and to sign the library card.

Student Patrons

Persons under 18 years of age applying for a library card are requested to give their name, address, phone number, and year of birth.  A parent or guardian must co-sign for the student; showing a photo I.D. if not a library patron.  The co-signer is ultimately responsible for any charges accrued on the student’s card; both the student’s and co-signer’s library privileges can be revoked.

Computer/ Internet Use

A “Culbertson Public Library System’s Computer and Internet Access Policy” must be signed before a person may use this library’s public access computers.  Students need to have their policy co-signed by a parent/guardian. 

Computer printing costs per page:
Black/White (plain paper)                 $0.25
Color           (plain paper)                  $0.50

Loan Periods

Books are checked out for 30 days unless they are in high demand.  Magazines, information files, videos, and DVD’s are checked out for 7 days.  Audio cassettes, CD’s, and high demand books are checked out for 14 days.  (See chart)

ITEM

LIMIT

LOAN
FOR

RE-
NEWAL

OVER-DUE
FINES

Books

50

30 Days

30 Days

$.10

High
Demand Books

2

 

14
Days

 

14
Days

$.10

Audio
Cassettes,
CD’s

4

14
Days

14
Days

$.10

Videos, DVD’s

4

7
Days

7
Days

$.10

Magazines/
Information Files

4/
2 files

7 Days

7
Days

$.10

Renewals

You may renew most material once provided it has not been reserved.  Items are renewable by phone or online.

Overdue Fines

Books, audio cassettes, CD’s, DVD’s, magazines, videos, and information files have an overdue fine of $0.10 per day.  There is a maximum fine of $5.00 per item.  There are no charges accrued on days that the library is not open to the public.  Patrons with fines that exceed $10.00 will have their library privileges suspended.  The patron will be deleted from the system after one year if fines are not paid in full.

Overdue Notices

Patrons will be mailed a total of three notices when material is overdue.  When the third notice is sent, they will be billed for the replacement cost of the material plus overdue fines.  Their library privileges will be suspended until the overdue material is returned, or paid for if lost, and all fines paid.  If not paid in full, these patrons will be deleted from the system after one year.  In order to be reinstated, all charges must be paid with the addition of a $5.00 reinstatement fee. 

Reserves

You may place a reserve on any item; we will notify you when it is available.

Inter-Library Loans

If you do not find what you are looking for, ask a librarian to help you.  There may be other material in our collection that can be used or inter-library loan is available.  Inter-library loan is available if you have a valid library card with no fines owing and are off the new patron status.  Usually there is no charge for this service; however, there is a $5.00 charge for any inter-library loan not picked up.

Damage Charges

Our staff checks for damage each time an item is returned.  You will be charged for damage that occurred while it was checked out to you.  Please, do not attempt to mend torn pages, etc.  We have special materials we use for mending.  Please, tell us when accidents happen.  Some items are damaged enough to warrant notification by mail.  Patrons have one month from the date of notification to come in and view the damaged item(s).  After that the item(s) will be cleaned, glued, or replaced.

Information Services

The librarians are available to answer your questions and to assist you in locating information.  We also provide telephone reference service.

Copier

The staff will make copies.  The cost is 25 cents   for an 8½” x 11” sheet; and 30 cents for both sides.  The cost is 30 cents for an 8½” x 14” sheet; and 35 cents for both sides.

FAX

The fax machine is available to send and receive material.  The cost to send a fax is $3.00 for the first 8½”  X  11” sheet and $1.00 for each additional sheet. To send an 8½”  X 14” sheet, the cost is $3.50 for the first sheet and $1.50 for each additional sheet.  To receive an 8½”  X 11” sheet is $1.00 per page and to receive an 8½” X 14” sheet is $1.50 per page.

Montana Shared Catalog

The Library has joined the Montana Shared Catalog.  This allows patrons to search the online card catalog from their homes, see what items are checked out and when they are due, renew items, and place reserves.  Ask for a brochure for more information. 

Montana Talking Books

This service is available free through the Montana State Library for blind and disabled readers.  The audio cassettes and machines are provided at no cost to the borrower.  Borrowers return materials postage free.  Application forms for this service are available at the library.

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