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
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.
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
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
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
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
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)
♦ 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
♦ 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
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.
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.
Patrons are not allowed to check bulletin boards or any two-way
9. Patrons will not use Internet
computers for word processing projects. Additional machines, located in
the basement, are available for that purpose.
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.
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
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
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