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FAQ: Borrowing Books

You can borrow up to 3 books at a time.  But in reality, that's a combination of books, magazines and audio books.  You can borrow any combination of these.

In addition you can borrow up to 10 e-books at a time.

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You can borrow books and audio books for 3 weeks.  You can borrow magazines for 1 week.  E-books can be borrowed for 2 weeks at a time. Don't worry, though, no overdues!  They will be returned automatically.

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If you're book is due and you're not done, then renew your book.  You can renew as many times as you want. Until it's time to close up for the school year or if someone has requested the book. Use your library account to renew online.

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If your books is late you will be charged $0.05 for every day the book is late. A late fine is not charged for days the library is closed.  Your report card may be held back if you still have overdues.

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The library might be closed for a variety of reasons.  I could be absent, but I also could have just stepped out for a moment. Chances are, if the lights are on, I'm here for the day and just left for a few minutes. So check back the next period. If I was absent, then come back the next day. 

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Can't find the book you want?  Does the library own it? Check the library catalog.  If we own the book and you can't find it on the shelf, please ask the librarian for help.  We can put it on reserve or locate the missing copy.  If the library doesn't own it, feel free to suggest the title to Ms. Keller.

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Don't worry, you don't have to promise your first-born child if you a lose a book. Unfortunately, you will have to pay for the cost of the lost book.  Prices are determined by the book you lost.

You can replace the lost book with a book of equal value.  BUT the book needs to be in very good condition, it needs to be age appropriate and it needs to be of value to the library's collection. Mrs. Keller reserves the right to refuse books that don't meet those criteria.  

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Overdue notices cross with returns all the time.  But don't ignore the notice. Just come to the library and verify that your account is clear (or go online and check your account).  If the book is on your account, we'll search for the book.  It doesn't hurt to check your house, your backpack, or your classroom(s) for the book, because 9/10 un-returned books are exactly that.  Unreturned.