SMITHFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY POLICIES
tHESE POLICIES HAVE GONE INTO EFFECT ON JANUARY 20, 2011
- The library telephone number is 435 563-3555
- The Smithfield Public Library is open of use Monday through Thursday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday 2:30 to 5:00 pm, and Saturday 11:00 to 3:00 pm.
- Circulation desks are open until 15 minutes before closing each day.
- Patron computers must be shut down 15 minutes before closing times.
- New patrons must bring in 2 forms of ID and fill out the appropriate application form (available at the circulation desk)
- Smithfield residents must show proof of residency (i.e. current city bill, utility statement...)
- Non-residents of Smithfield are required to pay a $5.00 single applicant or $10.00 family yearly applicant fee.
- Books (print, audio & CD's) are checked out for 2 weeks and can be renewed once (excluding new books)
- Back-issue magazines and music CD's may be checked out for 1 week
- Videos and DVD's can oly be ckecked out by an adult (18 and older) and will have a 5 day checkout perios (due by the endo of library hours of the 5th day)
- Current-issue magazines & reference materials cannot be checked out
- On Saturdays and when activites are being held in the children's library, all materials will be checked out at the main, upstairs circulation desk.
INTERLIBRARY LOAN (ILL)
- ILL is a service provided to Smithfield Public Library patrons when materials cannot be obtained through local sources
- ILL is a valuable service. FAilure to pick-up materials obtained through ILL will result in a $2.00 fee per item
- ILL cannot be used for DVD's or videos
- Only 2 ILL items may be requested by a patron at any one time
- Due dates on ILL items are set by the lending library and cannot be renewed
NCLC LOANING POLICY
- Patrons will be responsible for picking up and returning materials to the lending library borrowed from (ID is required)
- Patrons will be responsible for all fees/fines accrued at the lending library
- If a patron has a $5.00 or more fine at any of the NCLC libraries, they will not be premitted to check out materials until the fines are cleared
- Due date of materials is set by the lending library and cannot be renewed
- Holds on off-site materials will be made through the patron's home library
- All policies of each NCLC library will be followes
- Returned materials should be brought to the librarian's desk during operating library hours
- A drop box is available for after-hours return of materials
- Videos, DVD's, book & music CD's and other electronic materials cannot be put in the drop box and must be returned to the librarian's desk during library hours to avoid damages
FINES FOR OVERDUE, LOST OR DAMAGED MATERIALS
- Patrons will make restution for any damages to or loses of library materials
- Overdue print and audio materials will incur and .05 cent per item per day fine with a maximun fine of $3.00 on each item
- Ovedue video and DVD materials fines are set at $2.00 per day per video or DVD
- Patrons who accrue fines of $5.00 or more will not be allowed to check out any materials until fines are paid
- Library telephones are not for public use
- An atmosphere of study is required at the library
- No roller skates, skateboards, or bicycles are allowed in the library
- Parents must not leave there children, under age 8, unattended
- Patrons that disturb others will be asked to leave
- Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult to use the patron computers in the main, upstairs and under the age of 10 on the computers in the childrens area
- There is a 30 minutes time limit on computer use by any one patron. Librarians can increase that time limit by an additional 30 minutes upon request and if no other patrons are waiting to use a computer
- Modifying library hardware, computer settings or flies not your own or attempts to access library systems will result in immediate loss of computer privilages
- Computers will be shut down 15 minutes before closing time
- The library cannot control technical problems that may interfere with the accessibility of some sites
- The library is not responsible for the internet sites that patrons reach and/or that site's content
- The Smithfield Public Library uses IBoss software to block many websites with graphic, extreme or obscene materials. This policy follows the restrictions to materials considered to be obscene under the criteria established by 20 U.S.C. Sec. 9101, Utah Code Sec. 76-5a-2, and Utah Code Sec. 76-10-1201
- Patrons may still come across information that may be personally offensive or objectional
- Patrons should be aware that information on the internet could be biased, outdated, offensive, controversial, and/or illegal
GENERAL INTERNET POLICIES
- It is prohibited for any patrons to use the internet for any illegal or criminal purposes, including accessing pornopraphic or obscene material, violating the copyright laws of software agreements, etc.
- Smithfield Public Library has in place the operation of technology protection measures that protect against access to visual depections that are child pornography and obscene. Filtering software will provide internet safety to all library computers connected to the internet.
- The library will honor patrons' privacy reguarding internet use. Personal information reguarding sites accessed legally will not be shared with others
- Attempting to view what others are accessing, hovering over another while waiting for a turn, or other types of harassment will not be permitted
- Due to the public area of the internet stations, patrons will not be allowed to access sites that would be offensive to other patrons
- Patrons may check their personal e-mail accounts
INTERNET ACCESS POLICIES
- Internet policies will be posted so patrons can view them before using the computers
- Before each session, patrons will need to sign in at the librarian's desk, by doing so they are agreeing to follow the libraries internet policies
- Patrons will be limited to 30 minutes of computer use daily. If more time is required by a patron they may make a request to the librarian for an additional 30 minutes, if computers are available
- Access to the internet at the library is primarily for research and educational purposes. Patrons needing the internet for these reasons will be given priority over other users as determined by the librarian
- Failure to use the internet station appropriatly and/or in compliance with these policies will result in the immediate revocation of computer privilages
INTERNET USE BY MINORS
- Patrons under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian sign a Minor Release Form before they will be allowed to use the internet
- It is the responsibility of a parent or guardian to monitor and direct what is accessed/viewed by a minor through the library's internet connection
- All publicly accessible computers at the library are filtered using technological means that protect against access to visual depections that are child pronography/harmful to minor/obscene.
- Librarians and staff have been trained concerning these policies and have the authority to see that they are enforced
The Smithfield Public Library’s public elevator is for the convenience of library patrons and staff. It is especially needed for disabled patrons and for transporting materials and equipment between floors.
Public Elevator Safety
Patrons and staff should observe the following rules to maintain safety and the smooth operation of the elevator:
• Do not use the elevator during an emergency.
• Do not tamper with elevator equipment or controls.
• Do not pry or hold open the elevator doors by the edges.
• Do not attempt to exit the elevator between floors.
• Do not exceed the elevator’s weight limit of 2100 pounds.
An emergency phone or alarm can be sounded from inside the elevator if problems occur. This feature must only be used when needed, as each service call incurs a significant cost. Caregivers are responsible for making sure children do not use the emergency call feature unnecessarily.
Children under the age of 10 are not permitted to use the elevator without a caregiver.
Smithfield City has a warranty agreement with Schindler Elevator Corporation to inspect and maintain the equipment. The Remote Monitoring System will notify Schindler EWs if any monitored component or function is operating outside established parameters. Monitoring is performed on a 24 hour, 7 day basis and will communicate with their customer service network. Schindler will only use compete tehniicios specially trained to service this equipment.
Warranty agreement is on file at the Smithfield City Office or the Smithfield Library.
Approved by the Smithfield Public Library Board: 3/16/2016