Circulation Policy

Wayne Public Library Circulation Policy
 
Loan Period:
New books, books, video tapes, music CDs, new audiobooks, audiobooks, and Hooked on Phonics Kits may be borrowed for 21 days. DVDs may be borrowed for 7 days. Periodicals may be borrowed for 14 days. Other materials will circulate for 21 days.

Fines:
Books, Periodicals, Audio books, Music CDs, Videotapes - $.10 per day
DVDs, Rosetta Stone Language sets, Hooked on Phonics Kits - $1.00 per day
Library Card Replacement Fee:
Replacement Cost $3.00 per card

Temporary Internet pass:
For those who do not have their library card or are not eligible for a library card, they may ask for (1) one, two (2) hour internet pass within a twenty four (24) hour period.

Other Charges:
Lost or damaged material: see below.

Renewing Materials:
Loans of older books and books on tape or CD; may be renewed TWICE. Adult books designated as NEW; new audio books, adult & juvenile periodicals, DVDs, videotapes, music CDs and Hooked on Phonics Kits; all of which may be renewed ONE time only. Only ONE telephone renewal is permitted for any item.

Borrowing Limits:
Cardholders are limited to 75 items checked out, only 20 of which may be classified as "New." Cardholders are limited to 5 Adult DVDs and 5 Juvenile DVDs, 5 audiobooks, 3 VHS (video) tapes, and 5 Adult music CDs and 5 Juvenile music CDs per checkout session. Please select Circulating Collection from the below menu. Rosetta Stone Language Kits may be checked out only by Wayne Residents, out of town residents may use the materials inside the library by leaving identification at the adult reference desk.

Getting a library card:
Who qualifies for a Wayne Public Library card? General eligibility details.
**New library card accounts will be created up to 35 minutes prior to closing.**

Cardholder Responsibility:
Patrons are responsible for all materials charged out to them. Parents or guardians are financially responsible for all materials checked out by their children. The Library will assess damages beyond reasonable wear. Any material lost or damaged will be charged to the patron.(See Fines and Fees section below) When fines or fees are $5.00 or more or a fine remains unpaid for a period of 45 days, the patron cannot continue to check out material or use the internet until the fee is paid or payment arrangements are made with the library staff.

Renewing Library Card
Patrons must annually renew their library card. Those patrons with email notification will receive notice two (2) weeks prior to their card's expiration date. Patrons must renew in person at either location and provide proof of residency.

Parents in possession of their child's library card and the required proof of residency may renew the child's library card without the child being present.

High school students who can provide proof of residency may renew their library card without their parents being present.
Renewals will be processed up to 35 minutes prior to closing.

A. Library Cards
General eligibility
The Main Library and Preakness Branch are open for use to everyone. To check out books or others materials, a patron must have a card registered in the Wayne Public Library system. Anyone who lives in or owns property in Wayne is entitled to a free library card, which must be renewed every year. A non-resident who does not live in a reciprocal or open borrowing area who attends school or works in Wayne is entitled (with student identification or proof of employment) to a “Courtesy Card” at no charge for a period of one year, and this card may also be renewed as long as the cardholder maintains their student status or employment in Wayne. All cards can be used in both locations of the Wayne Public Library System. Any card which is not used within a one-year period and which does not have an overdue or fine attached will become invalid and must be reapplied for.
 
Adult cards
Adult cards may be obtained by applying at the circulation desk or on-line. The patron must present two (2) forms of identification, at least one of which has a current street address with proof of Wayne residency to apply for or when renewing a library card. Post Office boxes or commercial mailboxes (i.e. 576 Valley Road) cannot be used as proof of Wayne residency. Address field 2 must contain actual Wayne resident address. Acceptable identifications may include but are not limited to:
1. Current driver's license or automobile registration
2. County ID or County Senior ID
3. Board of Social Services ID
4. Current Utility Bill or Bank statement (not checkbook)
5. Mortgage or Lease Document ("current" document is dated within the last 30 days)
The patron is eligible immediately for full library service.

Children's cards
Children may apply to receive a card. The parent or legal guardian must give permission for a child to have a card, and must accept financial responsibility for materials borrowed by the child. Juvenile cards do not restrict use of library materials and are given full confidentiality protection.

Lost Card
Patrons who have lost their library card can, with proper identification, apply for a new card at the replacement cost of $3.00.

 Courtesy Card
A courtesy or paid user has a valid library card issued by another PALS Plus library but is not entitled to reciprocal privileges. Examples are nonresidents who are issued cards because they work in the community and cardholders who purchase library cards.
Registering William Paterson University Reciprocal Borrowers
Students, staff and faculty in good standing at the university are entitled to reciprocal borrowing privileges at PALS Plus libraries.
 
Internet access card

Effective June 1, 2015 the library will be offering Wayne residents an internet only access card.

A library card is required to access the Internet through the library computers. All patrons who are eligible for either a Wayne Library card or a Pals Plus member library card must have that card in order to use the internet. A temporary internet pass can be obtained at the Reference Desk. This will entitle the user to two (2) hours of internet use per day. Wayne residents must have either a library card or an internet access card which will allow them to access the internet in the library and our on-line resources.

Wayne residents who do not want a full library card but wish to use the internet may apply for a Wayne Internet only card. Patrons will have to verify their identity but not necessarily their address. They will be allowed to use the internet computers and the library's on-line resources. IF a patron already has a library card and is blocked due to fines and fees they would be eligible for a (3) three month internet access only card, which is non-renewable. Children ages 10 to 17 may sign up for an internet only card without their parents being present. They must present either their school ID or a report card. Their internet access level will be Level 4. A letter will be sent home to their parents informing them that their child had received an internet access card.

Cardholder responsibility
Patrons are responsible for all materials charged out to them. Parents or guardians are financially responsible for all materials checked out by their children. The Library will assess damages beyond reasonable wear. Any material lost or damaged will be charged to the patron.(See Fines and Fees section below) When fines or fees are $5.00 or more, more than 5 (five) items are overdue, or a fine remains unpaid for a period of 45 days, the patron cannot continue to check out material or use the internet until the fee is paid or payment arrangements are made with the library staff.

Renewing Library Card
Patrons must annually renew their library card. Those patrons with email notification will receive notice two (2) weeks prior to their card's expiration date. Patrons must renew in person at either location and provide proof of residency.
Parents in possession of their child's library card and the required proof of residency may renew the child's library card without the child being present.
High school students who can provide proof of residency may renew their library card without their parents being present.
Renewals will be processed up to 35 minutes prior to closing
 
Out-of-town residents using the Wayne Library
Out-of-town residents who live in towns that have entered into reciprocal or open borrowing agreements with Wayne may check out all library materials available to Township residents. Each user must present identification, a valid library card from their home library and be in good standing with that library. Open borrowing sticker must be on card from non-PALS Plus libraries. Holds can be placed on items that have been in the circulating collection longer than three (3) months.
There is an annual charge of $125.00, equal to the latest published per capita support figure from the New Jersey State Library for a Wayne Public Library card with full borrowing privileges for out-of-town residents who do not live in areas with reciprocal or open borrowing arrangements with Wayne.

B. Wayne resident use of other libraries
Wayne residents holding a valid Wayne Library card will be eligible to register to use any of the reciprocal or open borrowing libraries, provided they are in good standing with the Wayne Public Library. In all cases, the rules of the lending library must be obeyed. The patron is individually responsible for all material borrowed from reciprocal borrowing libraries. When reciprocal borrowing agreements require that the Wayne Public Library reimburse the lending library for material lost by a Wayne patron, the patron will be responsible for reimbursing the Wayne Public Library. The Wayne Public Library will provide information on the status of patrons to the lending library.

D. Patron confidentiality
The Board of Trustees of the Wayne Public Library believes that it is the basic right of every individual to read what he or she wishes without fear of censure or legal consequence. It also affirms the right of every person to privacy. The library will do all within its power to protect each user's right to privacy with respect to all information required for registration and for information sought or received, and materials consulted, borrowed or acquired. Such records will not be made available to any individual, organization or government agency except pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:73-43.2 Confidentiality; exceptions.
Exceptions: Library records which contain the names or other personally identifying details regarding the users of libraries are confidential and shall not be disclosed except in the following circumstances:
a. The records are necessary for the proper operation of the library;
b. Disclosure is requested by the user; or
c. Disclosure is required pursuant to a subpoena issued by a court or court order L.1985, c 172, s. 2, eff. May 31, 1985

Circulating Collection
A. Material Types
Most materials purchased for the Wayne Public Library circulate. Format may be the deciding factor in making an item circulating or reference, but materials in any format may circulate at the discretion of the librarians. Circulating material is purchased to fulfill the needs of the public for material which may be used over a period of time outside of the library, and currently includes but is not limited to books, magazines, videos, DVDs, audio books, music CDs, information CDs, e-books, pamphlets, maps and documents.

B. Disclaimer
The library is not responsible for any damage done to machines by the use of library owned videos, tapes, software, CDs or other library materials. The patron is responsible for reading and understanding any instructions, limitations, system requirements, etc., and determining if they wish to use library material. Technological support is not available at the library. Due to the heavy and wide usage of library materials, the library cannot guarantee the condition of material at the time of checkout.
b. Patrons are responsible for rewinding audio and video tapes and returning all materials in a condition ready for use by the next patron. All material must be returned in the appropriate package.
a. Patrons are responsible for reporting any damage or problems with library material to library staff. 

C. Loan periods
All books, including new books may be borrowed for 21 days. VHS tapes, audio books and CD's may also be borrowed for 21 days. All DVD's may be borrowed for 7 days.

D. Renewals and Limits
If there are no reserves on an item, books (except new books), periodicals and audio books (except new audio books) may be renewed in person, over the phone or on-line two times. New books, VHS tapes, DVDs, CDs and new audio books may be renewed once.

E. Number of items per person
Cardholders are limited to 75 items checked out, only 20 of which may be classified as "New." Cardholders are limited to 5 Adult DVDs and 5 Juvenile DVDs, 5 audiobooks, 5 VHS (video) tapes, and 5 Adult music CDs and 5 Juvenile music CDs per checkout session. The library retains the right to further limit the number of items that may be checked out by any one person when heavy demand by subject area, seasonal appeal, format or other factors would not provide fair distribution to the greater population. Only one e-book may be checked out per patron card at any one time. 

F. Reserves and requests for interlibrary loan
1. Patrons are limited to fifty reserve items. New books, new DVDs and new audio books and new CDs may be reserved by Wayne residents only. Items not found on the shelf of the library may be reserved in person, over the phone or directly on the computer automation system. Patrons may request pickup at either library branch. Only five reserves may be placed at any one time through library staff. There is no charge for reserving items. Patrons will be called or notified by mail or e-mail when an item is available. The library card used to place the reserve must be presented to pick it up. Each item will be held until the patron can come to the library, up to three days unless specific arrangements are made with library staff.
2. Wayne residents may request interlibrary loans on items not owned by the Wayne Public Library system. Non-residents must place ILL requests through their home libraries. Only five interlibrary loan requests may be placed per week. Costs of interlibrary loans will be passed on to the patrons when the lending library charges for loans or photocopies. For the occasional patron who wishes to go to another library not on the reciprocal borrowing list to pick up an item, an ALA ILL form will be issued to the patron. 

G. Material returned at remote locations
All materials borrowed from one branch of the Wayne Library system may be returned to any branch or any Pals Plus Library. The return date for purposes of library fines will be the first day the material is checked in by a Wayne Library branch. Materials borrowed from other New Jersey libraries may be returned to any library and will be shipped back to the lending library through the statewide delivery system. Overdue fines will continue until material is received and checked in by the lending library for material checked out directly to the patron.
3. The Wayne Public Library will loan any circulating material (except e-books) not on reserve to fill ILL requests. 

H. Claims Returned
Any patron who claims to have returned materials on 3 or more occasions will be blocked from checking out materials and using the internet until the items are cleared from the record either by finding and returning the items and paying the fines, or by paying for the replacement cost of the items. Claims return must be made within 20 days of the due date or prior to the bill being sent out.

Approved by the Wayne Public Library Board May 12, 2015

Fines and Fees
A. Overdue fines
A late charge of $1.00 per day will be charged for DVDs, Rosetta Stone Language Sets and Hooked on Phonics Kits. $.10 per day will be charged for books, videos, music CDs and audiobooks and all other materials kept out beyond the due date. The overdue charge begins on the day following the due date of the item. Material returned in book drops before the library opens will not be charged a late fee for that day.

B. Lost or damaged beyond repair material
Replacement costs for lost or damaged (beyond repair) material will be charged according to library policy. Please contact the circulation desk for assistance with replacement costs.
C. Damaged material
When material is damaged but can be repaired, a fair estimate of the costs of repair will be charged to the patron. A replacement cost of $5.00 will be charged for lost or damaged audio-visual cases. If an e-book is lost or damaged, the patron is responsible for the cost of the unit plus a $50.00 processing fee. The patron is also responsible for the cost of any missing parts. The price of any missing parts will be charged to the patron record. When the parts are returned, the charges will be removed from the patron records.

D. Copies
A $0.25 fee will be charged for each black and white photocopy. Color copies are $0.50. A $0.25 fee will be charged for each page printed at the computer print station. A $0.25 fee will be charged for microform copies from microfilm or microfiche machines and for patron records printed at Circulation. 

Up to 20 pages of copies will be supplied free for interlibrary loan requests.

E. Copies of Board of Trustee minutes
Once approved by the Library Board of Trustees, Board meeting minutes arre posted on the library's website at
http://www.waynepubliclibrary.org/library_board.html
Patrons can request copies of the Board of Trustee minutes by filing an OPRA request with the Township Clerk. The audio copy is available for $.80 per copy. There is a $.10 charge for per envelope and a $.30 chrge per case. There is a $.05 per page charge for letter size and a $.07 charge for legal size.

F. Computer disks
Blank CDs may be purchased for $3.00 each.
Blank Flash Drives may be purchased for $5.00 each.

G. Replacement of Library Cards
The fee for a replacement library card is $3.00 per card.

H. Internet Access Card
Effective June 1, 2015 the library will be offering Wayne residents an internet only access card.
Internet access card
A library card is required to access the Internet through the library computers. All patrons who are eligible for either a Wayne Library card or a Pals Plus member library card must have that card in order to use the internet. A temporary internet pass can be obtained at the Reference Desk. This will entitle the user to two (2) hours of internet use per day. Wayne residents must have either a library card or an internet access card which will allow them to access the internet in the library and our on-line resources.
Wayne residents who do not want a full library card but wish to use the internet may apply for a Wayne Internet only card. Patrons will have to verify their identity but not necessarily their address. They will be allowed to use the internet computers and the library's on-line resources. IF a patron already has a library card and is blocked due to fines and fees they would be eligible for a (3) three month internet access only card, which is non-renewable. Children ages 10 to 17 may sign up for an internet only card without their parents being present. They must present either their school ID or a report card. Their internet access level will be Level 4. A letter will be sent home to their parents informing them that their child had received an internet access card.
Approved by the Wayne Public Library Board May 12, 2015