Lending Policy


Morley Library Lending Policy

Beginning May 3, 2021, Morley Library will not charge overdue fines on almost all items. If items are not returned by the due date, a late fee may show up on your account. This will disappear as soon as the items are returned. Exceptions are WiFi Hotspots and materials owned by other libraries.

If you do not return your items within 28 days of the due date, a charge for the total cost of the items may appear on your account. This charge will go away as soon as the items are returned. If the fines or fees on your card exceed $10.00, your account will be blocked until the overdue items are returned or your account balance is reduced to less than $10.00. If you have 12 or more items overdue, your account will be blocked until the items are returned. Patrons may have no more than 100 items checked out at a time. 

A non-refundable material recovery referral fee of $10.00 will be charged to accounts referred to Unique Management for collection.

Teachers and parents who home school their children may apply for a special Educator Card, which will allow them to check out library materials for 9 weeks. 

Please note that if you borrow items from other libraries within the CLEVNET systems, those items are subject to the overdue policies of the owning library. Loan periods are determined by the owning library. 

 

MaterialLoan PeriodLimitFine/DayRenewable
Adult Fiction Books3 WeeksNo LimitNo FineYes
Adult Nonfiction Books3 WeeksNo LimitNo FineYes
Board Games1 Week2No FineNo
Book Sets6 WeeksNo LimitNo FineNo
Encyclopedias3 WeeksNo LimitNo FineYes
Magazines3 WeeksNo LimitNo FineNo
Music CDs3 WeeksNo LimitNo FineYes
Foreign Language Cassettes/CDs3 WeeksNo LimitNo FineYes
Spoken Book CDs3 WeeksNo LimitNo FineYes
Framed Pictures4 Weeks4No FineNo
Juvenile Fiction Books3 WeeksNo LimitNo FineYes
Juvenile Nonfiction Books3 WeeksNo LimitNo FineYes
Juvenile Books on CD3 WeeksNo LimitNo FineYes
Juvenile Theme Units, Classroom Aids9 WeeksNo LimitNo FineNo  
Non-Fiction DVDs1 WeekNo LimitNo FineYes
New Feature Film DVDs1 Week10No FineYes
Older Feature Film DVDs1 WeekNo LimitNo FineYes
New Blu-Ray Feature Films1 Week10No FineYes
Older Blu-Ray Feature Films1 WeekNo LimitNo FineYes
Wi-Fi Hotspot2 Weeks1$5.00No
Video Games2 Weeks2No FineNo

Wi-Fi Hotspots may only be circulated to Morley Library cardholders and need to be returned to Morley Library.

Video Games and Wi-Fi Hotspots may not be borrowed until thirty (30) days after a new card has been issued.

Automatic Renewals

As part of the CLEVNET consortium, Morley Library has implemented automatic renewals of physical materials. Materials will automatically renew one day before an item is due.

Please note: This service does not apply to digital materials (i.e. Libby), only physical materials.

Materials will not automatically renew if:

· Someone else has placed a hold on the item.

· The item has reached its renewal limit (renewal limits vary by library system and item type).

· Your account is blocked due to excess fines or fees.

If an item cannot be renewed, you will receive a courtesy due soon notice (via PHONE, EMAIL, or Text) the evening before your materials are due. Materials may be manually renewed in the library, by telephone or via the Clevnet catalog.

Framed Art, Video Games, Wi-Fi Hotspots, Magazines, Theme Units, Classroom Aids and Board Games are not renewable and cannot be reserved.

Framed Art, Video Games, Wi-Fi Hotspots, and Board Games cannot be checked out again until one day after returned.