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Services & Policies

Circulation Policies

Books and Audio Books (compact disc, cassette, and PlayAways) are checked out for a four (4) week period, with the exception of new adult titles which may be checked out for two (2) weeks. Renewal may be done in person or on the phone if the book has not already been reserved for another patron.

Compact Discs are loaned for two (2) weeks and may not be renewed.

DVDs in the Adult Department are loaned for one (1) week only and may not be renewed.  Up to two (2) DVDs may be checked out on a card at one time

DVDs in the Children's Department are loaned for two (2) weeks and may not be renewed.  Up to four (4) DVDs may be checked out on a card at one time.

Magazines are loaned for two (2) weeks and may be renewed if the magazine has not already been  reserved for another patron.

An outdoor book return is provided at the rear (north) of the building, in the back parking lot to return items when the library is closed.

OVERDUE FINE SCHEDULE

  • Books and Audio Books--$.25 per day
  • Compact Discs--$.25 per day
  • DVDs--$2.00 per day
  • Magazines--$.25 per day
  • Inter-Library Loan items--$2.00 per day

Fines begin accumulating on the day after the item is due, not including days that the library isn't open. 

DONATIONS

1. All materials donated to the Piqua Public Library become the exclusive property of the Library and may be utilized or disposed of as best fits the needs of the Library.  Books and audio-visuals that do not fit the Library's collection needs may be assigned to the Library's Bookstore to fund future Library purchases.

2. Materials that might cause damage to the Library or its collections (i.e.: mildew, infestation, odor, etc.) may not be accepted as donations to the Library.

3. Donated materials may not be returned to the original legal owner without the permission of the Director and/or the Trustees.

4. Generally, the Library does not take donations of older magazines, National Geographic, textbooks, Reader's Digest books, badly worn paperbacks or VHS tapes.

5. It is suggested that before bringing a large collection of materials to the Library to donate, a call should be made to the Library to assure the material is acceptable.

6. Historically or artistically significant materials may be donated tothe Library's Local History Department for use or presentation.

 

COMPUTER POLICIES

Please ask at the Information Desk for our complete Computer/Internet policies.


Patrons are limited to one hour per day, unless no other patrons are waiting. (This is decided by the Library staff not any patron.)
Adult patrons with a valid Piqua Public Library Borrower's Card may use our designated patron computers by signing in at an available computer. All computers are capable of black & white or color printouts.  There is a $.25 charge for each page printed in black and white; $1.00 charge for each page printed in color.  Microsoft Office(R), and Internet access are available.  Out-of-State visitors may use the computers without an PPL card.
Patrons between the ages of ten(10) and eighteen(18), with a valid PPL Borrower's Card, may use our computers, but cannot access the Internet without their parent's permission (signified by their signature kept on file with child's registration). The Library does not permit those under fourteen(14) to access e-mail, chat rooms, or websites with passwords.
Patrons between the ages of five(5) and ten (10), with a valid PPL Borrower's Card, may use any age/ability software in the Library except accessing the Internet. Parental supervision is at the discretion of the Library staff.
Patrons age fourteen (14) and under must use Children's Department computers unless Children's staff member approves the use of computers in the Adult Department.

MISUSE OF THE LIBRARY'S COMPUTERS WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF INTERNET AND/OR COMPUTER PRIVILEGES.