Circulating Materials

The Taylorville Public Library circulates all books, periodicals, and audiovisual items in its collection with the exception of reference and genealogical materials. Periodicals are circulated with the exception of the current issue of each title.

Loan Periods

The usual circulation time for an item is two weeks. Materials may be renewed once only.  If another patron is waiting on an item, it may not be renewed.

Late Fees

A fine will be levied on each item, for each day that it is late.

Current late fees are as follows:
Books: $0.20 per day late
DVDs: $1.00 per day late
*late fees will not exceed the cost to replace the item

Overdue Accounts

Patrons with fines in excess of $5.00 are prohibited from borrowing additional materials from the library. If items are 60 days overdue and the total is $50.00 or more, patrons will be turned over to the Credit Bureau of Taylorville for collection.

Item Replacement

Items that are lost or damaged by a patron must be paid for. Payment will include the replacement value of the item and a $5.00 processing fee.

Per library policy, if an item is charged to a patron's account, they are deemed responsible. Simply claiming that an item is returned will not absolve the patron from having to pay the replacement cost. If the patron claims that the item has been returned to the library, the library will make every effort to locate the item. If after a reasonable period of time the item cannot be found in the library through both periodic checks and scheduled shelf-readings, the patron will be responsible for replacement.

Interlibrary Loan

Requests to borrow titles not owned by the Taylorville Public Library can be made at the circulation desk, or by using the Online Library Catalog. Please note that loan periods and renewals for interlibrary loan materials are at the discretion of the lending library and cannot be altered by the TPL staff.

Reserve Materials

Reserve materials will be held at the circulation desk for 10 days after the patron has been notified of its receipt. If the item(s) are not picked up within this time period, they will be returned to the lending library without further notification to the patron.

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