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Loan Periods and Procedures

Patrons under 18 must have a parent sign a permission form to check out videos, DVDs, and CD-ROMs.

A Library patron may have unlimited checkouts (there are no limits on the number of materials checked out).

Loan Periods
21 Days Books (regular and large print)
Audio Books (cassette, and CD)
Music CDs
7 Day High demand books, Periodicals
Movies (DVD and VHS) A $1.00 charge is assessed on some items in the collection.
1 Day High demand movies

Renewals. Items may be renewed one time unless a reserve request is present. Renewals may be done in person, by phone, or on-line with the exception of movies, which may only be renewed in person.

Special Loans

1. Educator Loans: Public/private educators and home educators may register for an “Educator Loan.” The educator must have a valid library card. Holiday books may be limited to a one-week checkout, no multiple copies of the same title, and no video or DVD titles are permitted. The educator is responsible for selecting the materials which may be checked out for 4 weeks. There is no grace period. Damaged or missing books are the responsibility of the borrowing educator. A 20¢ fine per item per day will be levied for materials returned late.

2. Vacation Loan: Clients may request a “Vacation Loan” (4 weeks) for books and audios. No reserve books, periodicals, videos, or DVDs may be charged to this special loan.

3. Visual/Physical Handicaps: Individuals who may require a longer check-out period because of visual/physical handicaps may request a 4-week loan period. This loan may require a health care worker’s verification. No reserve books, videos, or DVDs may be charged to this special loan. Authorized messenger pickup will be allowed for all categories of materials.

4. Patron Initiated Interloan (PII) and Michigan Electronic Library (MeL). Patrons may request material from libraries in the Upper Peninsula database (PII), and from libraries in other Michigan locations (MeL). Loan periods are established by the lending libraries, but are usually similar to the loan periods established by Bayliss Public Library.

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