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The following items may be checked out from Marstons Mills Public
Library for two (2) weeks:
- Books (Adult and Juvenile)
- Audio Books (Adult and Juvenile)
- Periodicals (Adult and Juvenile)
- Music CDs and Cassettes (Adult and Juvenile)
Patrons can renew these items two (2) times, provided there are
not holds on the titles (as might be the case with a best-seller).
Overdue fines are 10 cents per day.
The following items may be checked out for one
- Videos (Adult and Juvenile)
- DVDs (Adult and Juvenile)
Patrons can renew items belonging to Marstons Mills Public Library
at the discretion of the librarian, provided there are not holds
on the titles. Items belonging to other libraries may have renewal
restrictions on them, and patrons should not assume that these items
Overdue fines are $1.00 per day.
Museum passes generally have a loan period of three (3) days
- one day to pick them up, one day to use them and one day to return
Overdue fines are $5.00 per day.
The above lending policies may be altered by allowances and restrictions
in an individual patron's record.
- Homebound and Institutional patrons have a lending period
of one (1) month
- Patrons with overdue fines of $25.00 or more may not borrow
items until their fines are brought below $25.00
Checked out items may be renewed over the phone and online. Please
be sure to ask the librarians for a PIN number if you wish conduct
online transactions. Despite our best efforts, books and other items
are sometimes reshelved without having been checked in; patrons
should feel free to ask the librarians whether there are any outstanding
items or fines on their accounts. If we are in error, we will gladly
search our shelves and remove accidental fines.
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Our Internet Policy is in PDF format. Click here to read it.
Photo Policy and Release Form:
Occasionally, we like to take photographs of the guests and participants at our Library
events. We also welcome photos that others have taken at such events. We do NOT like to use
people's photos online or in our newsletters without permission, however, and thus we have created
a release form that can be printed out and returned to the Library. The wording of the form might
appear intimidating, but feel free to ask us for an explanation of any part of it.
(print form and return it to the Library)
Donation of Materials Policy and Form:
We accept donations of books and other materials for our collections and for our book sales. Owing to space constraints, we cannot always accept donations at all times, so it's important to call ahead before dropping anything off.
If we are not taking donations, you may drop your books off at the Barnstable Transfer Station's Book Recycling Trailer.
We DO NOT accept text books, encyclopedias, Reader's Digest Condensed books, old software or books that have missing pages or have been damaged by moisture or mildew. We know first hand that it can be difficult to throw books away, but if they are in bad condition, we can't use them, and we don't want the job of disposing of other people's property.
Please do not, under any circumstances, leave donations outside the Library when we
are closed. Items left outside often get wet and must be discarded, and it is an imposition on staff to have
to carry boxes of books into the Library or to the dumpster.
Also, please do not fill our book drop with donations--the book drop is for library items.
If you have fewer than eight (8) books, and you absolutely must drop them off when we are closed,
you may put them in the outdoor book drop.
If you would like to claim book donations for tax purposes, we have a form that you can print out and bring in. (Note: we are not able to assess value!)
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