GENERAL LIBRARY USE:
These policies apply equally to all users, including library volunteers.
Children under 8 years old must be supervised by an adult.
All library patrons must have a current family library card on file in the library and live within 15 miles of the Tok intersection.
Special patron registrations will be made available for other Alaskan residents for an annual fee of $10 per person or $25 per family.
PAST DUE AND CHECKOUT POLICIES:
Up to a maximum of twelve (12) books per adult may be checked out. An adult is anyone 18 years of age or older. This would include all books checked out by minor children of responsible adult.
Books may be checked out for one (1) month. There may be one renewal per book. Renewal will be to the date one (1) month after the original due date. Past due fee for late items is $1.00 per item.
Only four (4) videos may be checked out per household at one time. Videos may be check out for seven (7) days. No renewals on videos. Videos may be rechecked out after one week on shelf. Past due fee for late videos is 50¢ per video.
ALL OVERDUE FINES OR COST OF LOST OR DESTROYED ITEMS MUST BE PAID BEFORE NEW LIBRARY MATERIALS MAY BE CHECKED OUT.
DONATIONS AND ACQUISITIONS:
All donations immediately become the property of the Tok Community Library. All library materials must be checked out.
Our acquisition policy for books will follow fiction and nonfiction catalog guidelines, community needs and interests, and current works of authors listed in aforementioned guidelines to their older works as space allows. Our acquisition policy for videos is educational, how-to, children, and classic entertainment. Other donations may be processed as space allows.
The copier is to be used by the Library volunteer only. (Patrons may not make their own copies.)
All materials may be copied or printed for twenty-five cents (25¢) per side for black and white and fifty cents 50¢ per side for color copies or printouts.
The Librarian computer is not for use by patrons.
Computer for public use will have a half hour (1/2 hour) time limit by sign-in sheet. You must sign the sign-in sheet prior to using computer.
The library public access computer is for library research through the State Library Electronic Doorway (SLED). The browser defaults to SLED.
All personal material is removed from the computer's hard drive at shut down. Blank CD's and floppy disks will be available for patrons to purchase for one dollar ($1.00) each if they wish to save their work.
Children under 12 years old must be supervised by a parent while using the computer.
Anyone who accesses material not permitted by law may no longer use any library computer. Computer access may be reinstated on a case-by-case basis upon approval by the Tok Community Library Association Board.
INTERLIBRARY LOANS (ILL's)
If the material you want is not available at the Tok Community Library, we will be happy to request a copy for you via Interlibrary loan from another library that does have it.
The Librarian is responsible to develop the procedures for use by volunteers for assigning call numbers, cataloging books, culling of library materials, and acquisition and shelving decisions. Those procedures will be adhered to by all volunteers.
The Librarian will assign special duties for willing volunteers. Volunteers who have been assigned special duties will develop written procedures and guidelines for performance of those duties.
All volunteers will sign the Volunteer Contract agreeing to abide by the written policies and guidelines.
Volunteers who violate the guidelines will be warned.
If a volunteer violates a second time, that volunteer may be terminated and required to surrender any library keys.
We hope this helps to clear up any questions you may have had. If not, please let us know so we can improve this document. Thank you!
Tok Community Library Board