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Borrowing Policies for Visitors

Loan periods and types of material available for check-out may vary by patron type. Local residents, middle and high school students, and area college students may have up to 10 items checked-out at any one time. Check at the Information Desk in Leyburn Library for more specific information.

Loan Periods

Books

  • DSLCC, VMI, SVU, Mary Baldwin, and Local Middle and High School Students: must complete a registration form and may check books out for two weeks.
  • VMI & SVU Faculty & Staff: must complete a registration form and may check out books from our regular collection for the entire academic year.
  • Area Residents (Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County): must complete a registration form and may check out books for two weeks.

Videos & DVDs

  • Videos and DVDs are checked out for three days and there is a fine of $1.00 per day if returned late.
  • Not all patron types may check-out this type of material.
  • Local Residents may have up to 3 videos/DVDs checked-out at any one time.

Music CDs

  • CDs are available for a seven day check-out.

Audio Books

  • Books on Tape and CD have the same check out period as printed books.

Renewals

All Books are subject to recall two weeks after date of check-out. Library patrons may renew checked out materials online or by calling the 540.458.8643. Items may not be renewed if they have been requested by another person.

  • Books may be renewed three times.
  • Videos & DVDs may be renewed twice.
  • Music CDs may be renewed three times.

Fines

Fines will be charged for late returns and recalled materials.

  • Videos and DVDs $1.00 per day
  • Recalled Materials $1.00 per day
  • Long overdue items will be billed. The bill will reflect the replacement cost and a billing fee of $5.00 per item. The billing fee must be paid even if the item is returned.
  • Patrons with fines in excess of $50 may be prevented from checking out library materials until their fines are paid in full.

 

 

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