- Canadian Library Association Statement on Intellectual Freedom and Libraries
- Computer Use
- Damaged Material
- Disruptive Behaviour
- Library Card
- Loan Period
- Loss of Library Privileges
- Lost and Unreturned Material
- Overdue Fees
- Reconsideration of Library Materials
- Right to Intellectual Freedom
- Safe Child
- Selection Policy
- Social Networking
- Supervision of Users
Your FREE library card entitles you to sign out library materials or use public access computers. You are responsible for all materials checked out on your card. For those patrons under the age of 14, ultimate responsibility lies with the parent/guardian who has signed the card. It is advisable to report lost or stolen library cards.
To obtain your library card, please present a valid piece of identification when registering. A library card with limitations is available for those who are unable to present ID.
Anyone wishing to use a library computer is required to register at the circulation desk. Users are responsible for acquainting themselves with the “Procedures and Policies for Using Computer Equipment” and the “Internet Code of Ethics” which are posted at each work station. Also please see our Social Networking Policy.
Library materials are signed out for a 3 week period*. Renewals are permitted on most material provided there is no other patron waiting for that item.
* Exceptions may include specially-requested material borrowed from another library, dvds, or material for which there is a waiting list.
Overdue fines are applied to library materials returned after the due date.
Adult & Young Adult Materials - 25¢ per library open day, maximum of $3.50 per item
Children’s Materials - 10¢ per library open day, maximum of $1.50 per item
Interlibrary Loans - $1.00 per library open day, maximum of $10.00 per item
All dvds/videos - 25¢ per library open day, maximum of $5 per item
The card holder to whom library material is issued is responsible for the return of any material assigned to his/her card.
Fees are charged for lost/unreturned library materials as follows:
Adult & Young Adult Fiction Books - $25
Adult & Young Adult Non-Fiction Books - $30
Paperbacks*, Adult & Young Adult - $10
Children’s Books - $20
Paperbacks*, Children’s - $5
Dvds (singles) - $25 --(multiples at replacement costs)
Audio Books - $25
Music cds - $15
Magazines - $5
$20 is the maximum balance owing before losing library privileges.
*Paperbacks & paper editions with detailed cataloguing fall into the other price categories.
In lieu of the lost fees, the library will accept a new copy of the exact title and edition lost. When material borrowed from outside our library system is lost, the fees are set by the owning library and the AVRL price list and the replacement rule does not apply.
The card holder to whom library material is issued is responsible for damages incurred to the material.
Charges will be assessed at the circulation desk or by library administration. In cases where the item is severely damaged, the lost price list may apply.
The Pets in the Library Policy prohibits pets inside the library, except for service animals.
General Use of the Library: Children age 7 and younger* must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver when using the library facilities. It is expected that a library user, of any age, requiring supervision will be accompanied by a parent/caregiver. See our Safe Child Policy for further details.
*For Supervised Programs: Programs targeted at the pre-school age group require that a parent/caregiver be present.
Disruptive or inappropriate behaviour that may affect other library users, staff, library materials, or equipment is not acceptable in any part of the library. If behaviour continues, offenders will be asked to leave the premises.
The Annapolis Valley Regional Library has the right to deny library privileges (including library computer use) to any patron who fails to abide by any library rules and/or policies.
Library staff does not censor, for patrons of any age, choices of material or information found on the Internet. (See Internet Code of Ethics posted at each work station.)
Copies of the Selection Policy are available upon request or via our website, as are forms for any patron who would like to express a concern regarding material selected. (Reconsideration of Library Material).
- the Annapolis Valley Regional Library Board
Updated, January 2017