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Library Hours:

Monday - Friday  8am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 12pm (Noon)
Closed Sunday and Holidays

(435) 636-3188
159 East Main Street
Price Utah, 84501

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Library Rules

 

Patron must have library cards in their possession when items are checked out.
1. Checkout time for books, audios and videos is three (3) weeks. Patrons may check out up to 10 videos per library card.
2. Fines are ten cents per day, per item, except for videos. Video fines are one dollar per day per item.
3. The book drop will be open for easy return of all items.
4. Items may be renewed one (1) time. Renewals can be done in person or by phone if items are not overdue. Items on the reserve list cannot be renewed.
5. Patrons are responsible for all items checked out on their card, whether they were the one who checked them out or not. If the card is lost or stolen, it must be reported immediately so further checkout of library materials on that card can be stopped.
6. Patrons are responsible for payment of all fines, damage costs and charges for lost items. A processing fee will be charged for any lost item.
7. Parents must sign for all library card holders under the age of eighteen. Parents are responsible for fines, damage and any losses incurred by a minor card holder. Minors must be 6 years of age to apply for a library card.
8. The library reserves the right to legally pursue the non-return of all library materials. The patrons will be responsible for all legal costs incurred for the return of the overdue items. Three (3) violations of this policy within two (2) years will result in loss of library privileges for one (1) year.
9. The library card holder must notify the library as soon as possible if address, phone number and/or residence status changes.
10. Failure to follow these policies may result in library card privileges being revoked.
11. Interlibrary loans circulation period is two (2) week.

12: Interlibrary loan materials may NOT be renewed but may be borrowed again by following the interlibrary loan procedure.

 

 

Price City Library Internet and On-line Access Policy

 

The Price City Library provides Internet access to the public to assist people in meeting their informational needs. The Internet contains a wide variety of materials, opinions and points of view. Users should recognize that the Library cannot be held responsible for contents of linked sites or changes therein. The Library expects its patrons to be mindful and respectful of all other patrons (particularly minors) and to avoid inadvertent exposure of materials and images which are obscene or which may be offensive to them or personally unsuitable to others. The library wants to make the Internet and all computer resources available to anyone who abides by this policy.

 

Internet Safety Issue

It is the policy of the Price City Library to: (a) prevent user access over its computer network to, or transmission of, inappropriate materials via Internet, electronic mail, or other forms of direct electronic communications; (b) prevent unauthorized access and other unlawful online activity; (c) prevent unauthorized online disclosure, use, or dissemination of personal identification information of minors: (d) comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act [Pub. L. No. 106-554 and 47 USC 254(h) and Section 9-7-215 and 9-7-216 Utah Code Annotated, 1953 as amended].

 

Technology protection measures (or “Internet filters”) shall be used to block or filter Internet, or other forms of electronic communications and access to inappropriate information on all library computers connected to the Internet. Specifically, as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act, blocking shall be applied to visual depictions of materials deemed obscene or child pornography, or to any materials deemed harmful to minors. All library patrons are subject to the above restrictions. The staff will be allowed to disable or minimize the restrictions for bona fide research on-line by adults. Steps will be taken to promote the safety and security of users of the Price City Library online computer network when using electronic mail, chat rooms, instant messaging and other forms of direct electronic communications.


Specifically, as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act, prevention of inappropriate network usage includes: (a) unauthorized access, including so-called “hacking,” and other unlawful activities; and (b) unauthorized discussion, use and dissemination of personal identification information regarding minors.


It is the responsibility of the Price City Library staff to supervise and monitor usage of the online computer network and access to the Internet in accordance with this policy and the Children’s Internet Protection Act. Administrative procedures for enforcement of this policy, by the Price City Library staff, have been adopted and are available for review at the Library. Procedures for patrons with complaints about this policy are also available for review.


Procedure for staff when addressing users violating above guidelines
The Librarian will maintain a professional atmosphere. A staff member who observes a person viewing inappropriate materials (obscene), or who is in violation of this policy, will direct the user to remove the materials from the computer screen. The patron will be asked to refrain from viewing such materials, or violating this policy in the future. If the user refuses to comply with the Librarian’s request, law enforcement officials will be called to enforce compliance.


♦ Violators are will be given one (1) warning.
♦ First time offenders will be informed about the rules and told to discontinue the offensive behavior.
♦ At the time of the second offense, patrons will be asked to exit the site and will be restricted from computer use for the remainder of the day.
♦ Repeat offenders will be restricted from use of the machines until they meet with the Library Board. During an executive session, the Price City Library Board will render a ruling. For purposes of these guidelines, a repeat offender is defined as anyone having committed three (3) prior offenses.
♦ This policy will be reviewed every three (3) years. Policy reviewed and updated by the Price City Library Board on May 18, 2004.


Internet use guidelines
The following specific guidelines are in effect regarding Internet access:
1. Patrons (adults and minors) are restricted from access to sites that contain visual depictions of materials deemed obscene or child pornography, or to any materials deemed harmful to minors.
2. Internet computers will not be used for illegal activities.
3. Installation, downloading or modification of software is prohibited.
4. Patrons are limited to two (2) hours per day in 30 minute increments of Internet use, unless additional time is authorized by Library Staff.
5. Patrons will purchase paper from the Librarian at 10 cents per sheet. Patrons are not allowed to bring in paper for  printing purposes.
6. By mutual agreement, two people may share one machine so long as their behavior or conversations do not disturb staff or other library users.
7. Patrons are not allowed to enter chat rooms.
8. Patrons are not allowed to check bulletin boards or any two-way communications.
9. Patrons will not use Internet computers for word processing projects. Additional machines, located in the basement, are available for that purpose.
10. Patrons are allowed to play games on designated machines only.
11. When asked by a Librarian to end a session, patrons are expected to do so immediately without question.
12. Repeated violation of the above rules will result in a three (3) day suspension of computer access. Continuous offenders will be restricted from use of the machines until they meet with the Library Board. The Library Board will render a ruling concerning further use of the computers by the repeat offenders.

 

POLICY FOR CHALLENGED MATERIALS
Policy: The Library is interested in the community’s concerns, especially in regards to library services. If a patron has some questions or concerns pertaining to library materials including media sources they should express their questions or concerns to the librarian.


Procedure for staff:

1. After hearing the patron’s concern, the staff should supply the patron with a “Challenge Form”. The patron is encouraged to fill the form out at this time but the form can be taken home and returned.
2. The patron will be informed that all complaints need to be submitted in writing.
3. Complaints will be reviewed at the next scheduled Board Meeting.
4. Patrons may appear to present their position at the Board Meeting but the librarian must be informed 10 days prior for scheduling on the agenda.
5. Patrons will be informed of the Board’s decision.
6. The Board will take no longer than 90 days to render a decision.

Definition of terms:
♦ Technology Protection Measure: The term “technology protection measure” means a specific technology that blocks or filters Internet access to visual depictions that are:
     1. Obscene, as that term is defined in section 1460 of Title 18, United States Code;
     2. Child Pornography, as that term is defined in section 2256 of Title 18, United States Code; or
     3. Harmful to minors

 

Harmful to minors. The term “harmful to minors means any picture, image, graphic image, file or other visual depiction that:
     1. Taken as a whole and with respect to minors, appeals to a prurient interest in nudity, sex or excretion;
     2. Depicts, describes, or represents, in a patently offensive way with respect to what is suitable for minors, an actual or simulated sexual act

           or sexual contact, actual or simulated normal or perverted sexual acts, or a lewd exhibition of the genitals; and
     3. Taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value as to minors.

Sexual acts; sexual contact. The terms “sexual act and “sexual contact” have the meanings given such terms as in section 2246 of Title 18, United States Code.

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Internet policy Challenge Form