Updated: Aug 9
4.1 LIBRARY CARDS
Possession of a valid library card in good standing, i.e. not in “denial of service” status, is required to borrow materials from the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library District, access its electronic resources, or to use the library’s public computers/electronic devices unless other policies and/or agreements provide exceptions.
Each card application must include:
· First, middle name and last name.
· Name of responsible party (parent/guardian) for minor children, ages 6-17. The parent/guardian must already have a library card. The responsible party assumes responsibility for any fines, fees, damages, or loss of materials which may result from the card’s use.
· Permanent current address of residency (PO Box only is not proof of residency). Address must be verified.
· E-mail address (optional)—E-mail address is requested if the library cardholder wishes to be notified of items that are pending overdues or wishes to be notified when a hold is received on library materials.
· Birthdate of applicant (used to differentiate between people with same name and for distinction of responsibility for minors).
· Telephone number(s).
· Alternate contact name and telephone number.
· Parent or guardian responsibility agreement.
In person library card applicants will be provided with a full access physical library card. This card allows the cardholder access to all physical materials, library services, and online resources.
Online library card applicants, ages 18 and up, may apply for an e-card. E-cards are not available to library patrons under the age of 18 without approval of parent or guardian. Parent or guardian must sign responsibility agreement statement allowing e-card access. The same rules and regulations apply as with a physical card. An e-card provides access to all of the library’s online resources, such as Hoopla, MissouriLibraries2Go, Ebscohost, etc. An e-card may be converted to a full access physical library card by visiting your selected home library location.
Information collected by the library district is solely for the use of the library district. Personal information is not shared with outside companies, marketers, or mailing lists.
4.11 Individual (Personal) Card
An individual (personal) card, ages 6 and up, shall be issued without charge to:
· Any resident of Barry or Lawrence County upon request with appropriate identification. A place of residence, as defined in the Revised State of Missouri Statutes, means the place where the family of any person permanently resides and the place where any person having no family generally lodges. Acceptable identification may include, but is not limited to, a valid driver’s license, utility bill, postmarked mail, etc. along with picture identification.
o A parent or guardian’s name is required on an application for a library card for minor children ages 6-17. Appropriate identification of the parent or guardian is required when responsibility is assumed by such person.
§ Parent or guardian is required to have a library card in order to be a responsible party on a minor child’s library card, age 6-17.
§ Parent or guardian accepts financial responsibility for any fees, damages, or loss of materials which may result from the use of the card.
§ Parent or guardian must agree with the following statements in order for a library card to be issued to a minor child, age 6-17, “I understand that the Library does not stand in place of the parent or guardian (in loco parentis) when it comes to access to the library. I understand that it is my responsibility to monitor my minor child’s reading, listening, and viewing of library material, displays, services, and programs. I understand that it is my responsibility to monitor the material checked out by my minor child. I understand that selection of materials for the Library is not restricted by the possibility that my minor child may obtain materials that I might consider inappropriate. I understand that a Barry-Lawrence Regional library card grants full access to cardholders of all ages for all services the library has to offer, i.e. all print materials (including materials requested through Evergreen), media resources, online resources, library computers, and library internet/wifi”. If a parent or guardian does not agree to the above statements then their minor child, age 6-17 will NOT be issued a library card. This statement is required by 15 CSR 30-200.015 Library Certification Requirement for the Protection of Minors subsection (c).
§ Minor children, age 6-17 may not be designated as an authorized user.
o A person age 18 and over applying for a library card assumes such responsibility on his or her own account.
· A non-resident, who owns property and pays property taxes in Barry or Lawrence County upon request with appropriate identification and proof of tax payment. Acceptable identification may include, but is not limited to, a valid driver’s license, utility bill, postmarked mail, etc., along with picture identification.
Caregivers with a written and signed note from a licensed doctor or care facility may be given the designation of authorized user on an adult card. Information must be updated yearly.
4.12 School Card
A card shall be issued without charge to any public/private/parochial K-12 school or learning facility located in Barry or Lawrence County upon request with appropriate documentation and identification.
A materials lending contract must be signed by a responsible person with the school or learning facility such as the Superintendent, Director, or building Principal. The contract must be updated annually. The school or learning facility shall assume responsibility for any fees, damages, or loss of materials which may result from the use of the card.
Each card shall be limited to a maximum of 99 items.
4.13 Organizational or Business Card
A card shall be issued without charge to any organizational entity, profit or non-profit, located in Barry or Lawrence County upon request with appropriate documentation and identification.
A materials lending contract must be signed by a responsible person within the organization, such as an owner, manager, or fiscal officer. The corporate entity shall assume responsibility for any fees, damages, or loss of materials which may result from the use of the card. Each card shall be limited to a maximum of 50 items.
4.14 Non-Resident Card
A person, who does not reside in Barry or Lawrence County, does not pay taxes in Barry or Lawrence County and does not qualify for any of the library cards previously listed may obtain a non-resident card.
· A non-refundable annual fee set by the Board of Trustees will be assessed. (See 4.72A Fees, Fines, and Limits).
· Acceptable identification may include, but is not limited to, a valid driver’s license, utility bill, postmarked mail, etc. along with picture identification.
· Applicant may designate family members living at the owner’s primary residence as authorized users for which the cardholder will be responsible.
· Responsibilities are the same as stated on an individual (personal) card.
Barry-Lawrence Regional Library has an agreement with Stone County Library for the provision of non-resident services to residents of Stone County desiring to use the Shell Knob Branch Library. The agreement is as follows:
· Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will provide non-resident services to Stone County families residing in the 65747 zip code area with a 911 issued street address that wish to use the Shell Knob Branch Library.
· Stone County Library agrees to pay the annual non-resident fee charged by the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library for each family group residing in the 65747 zip code area with a 911 issued street address that wishes to use the Shell Knob Branch Library.
4.14 Non-Resident Card (continued)
· Only one card per family group will be issued under this agreement.
· Other rules apply as outlined above for non-resident card holders.
· Stone County non-resident card holders must sign the Stone County Non-Resident Card Holder Agreement form.
4.15 Rules for Use of Library Card
· Card must be presented each time library materials are borrowed.
· Card may be used at all branches of Barry-Lawrence Regional Library.
· Cardholders accept financial responsibility for all materials borrowed on their card.
· A fee is charged for lost library card replacement. Parent’s authorization is required for replacement of a library card lost by a juvenile borrower.
· Library cards are issued per person and may not be transferred.
· New borrowers are limited to the checkout of two (2) items at a time for the first month.
· Pin numbers are issued to each borrower when they register for a library card.
· Borrowers may access their personal account online to renew items, place holds on items, change their address, or change their e-mail address.
· Each card in good standing shall be limited to a maximum of 50 items. DVD checkouts are limited to 10 per cardholder and are to be included in the maximum of 50 items.