Policies

Borrowing

General Collection:
• 3 week borrowing period
• Limit of 3 books per subject
• 2 renewals by phone/in person/online*
• $0.10 fine per day for children’s materials
• $0.20 fine per day for adult collections

New Adult Fiction:
• 2 week borrowing period
• 2 renewals by phone/in person/online*
• $0.20 fine per day

Magazines:
• 3 week borrowing period
• 2 renewals by phone/in person/online*
• Limit of 5 copies per magazine title; 10 magazine titles
• $0.10 fine per day for children’s materials
• $0.20 fine per day for adult collections
• Must be returned to a DCLS Library

Music CD’s/Books on CD/Playaways :
• 3 week borrowing period
• 2 renewals by phone/in person/online*
• Limit of 10 per borrower
• $0.10 fine per day for children’s materials
• $0.20 fine per day for adult collections
• Must be returned to a DCLS Library

DVD’s:
• $1.00 each to check out; $1.00 per day overdue fine
• Limit of 10 DVD’s
• New Acquisitions: 3-day borrowing period; no renewals
• All others: 7-day borrowing period; 2 renewals
• Must be checked out on an adult account
• Must be returned to a DCLS Library

* PLEASE NOTE:
• Items may not be renewed if on reserve for another patron.
• $3.00 library card replacement fee.
• No check out without library card.
• Borrower may use his or her own card only.
• All non-book items must be returned to a Delaware County Library System library.
• All fines and borrowing periods are subject to change.
• Lost materials must be paid for. No replacement books or materials are accepted.

Computer Use

General Policies:
• All users must sign in to use computers.  No one under 18 years old may use Radnor Library Public PCs unless they have a Delaware County registered library card.
• The Radnor Memorial Library and library staff are not obligated to provide computer training or assistance.
• Users must agree to refrain from inappropriate/illegal use of the computer equipment.
• All Delaware County Library System (DCLS) computers follow the Delaware County Electronic Information Network Policy (see below).
• Please read the Delaware County Electronic Information Network Policy.

Charges:
• $0.15 per page charge for black & white prints.
• $0.25 per page charge for prints with any color on the page.
• $1.00 per 3.5” formatted floppy disk or CD-R disc.
• $5.00 per USB drive.

Hours of Operation:
• Barring technical difficulties, computers are available from the Library’s opening until fifteen minutes before the Library’s closing.

No Reservations:
• All computers are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis.

Use Time:
• Users are generally limited to one hour of use per day. Use beyond one hour may be granted at the discretion of the librarian based on use patterns.
• If another person is waiting and you have already used your daily time limit, you must make the computer available to others immediately.

Portable Data Storage:
• USB drives, CD’s and floppy disks may be purchased for saving Internet or computer files, though floppy drives are not available on all computers.

DCLS Network

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Code of Behavior

The Memorial Library of Radnor Township is committed to serving the public. In order to fulfill this mission and to ensure that the Library is a pleasant and orderly place for all members of the public, the Library requires its users to behave in a manner that is respectful of other users and staff, and of the Library’s materials, resources and facilities. Behavior that interferes with the functioning of the Library, with the staff’s ability to perform their duties or that disturbs others will not be allowed.

Some examples of behaviors that are not acceptable at the Library are:

• Marking, defacing or destroying Library materials or property
• Loud, boisterous or aggressive behavior
• Harassing or intimidating behavior towards other Library users or Library staff
• Smoking within the Library building or on the grounds
• Eating drinking within the Library building or on the grounds
• Campaigning, soliciting, selling or petitioning within the building or on the grounds
• Use of cell phones within the building
• Improper dress (not wearing shirts or shoes; wearing athletic shoes with cleats other types of shoes that can damage the floor or contribute to disruptive noise)
• Undertaking any illegal activities
• Rearranging library furniture or materials
• Entering staff areas without permission
• Use of Library space by groups of individuals for meetings without prior permission
• Bringing athletic equipment into the Library
• Failure to supervise young children accompanying an adult to the Library
• Failure to comply with specific Library policies, such as those regarding the use of Winsor Meeting Room, the Electronic Information Network & public access computers
• Viewing graphic material on Internet terminals

The above examples do not constitute a complete list of behaviors that might be considered disruptive. Library staff on duty have the authority to interpret and enforce this code of behavior. They may warn users when behavior is unacceptable and ask those who fail to comply with the warning to leave the premises including the Library parking lot and grounds. Staff may contact legal authorities when the user’s behavior is illegal or when a user refuses to cease an unacceptable behavior.

Unaccompanied/Unattended Children Policy

Parents may not leave children under the age of ten years unattended in the Library and are responsible for their children’s behavior while in the Library.  Children and young people who are disruptive in the Library or on Library grounds interfere with Library service to all patrons.  The public library is not a childcare provider but a public institution where all patrons have an equal right to quality Library services in a safe and relaxed environment.

If a child under the age of ten years is left unattended in the Library, the staff will attempt to locate his/her parents.  Staff are not permitted to remain after hours with an unattended child nor to give him/her a ride home.

Children at Closing

When the library closes, all users must exit the building.

No child under the age of 14, unless accompanied by a sibling 14 or over, will be left alone on the patio or standing on the sidewalk to wait for a ride.  Library staff will wait a maximum of 15 minutes with the child and provide assistance in attempting to contact the person responsible for picking them up.  After 15 minutes, the Radnor Township Police Department will be called to pick up and safeguard the child in their custody.  Library staff members are not permitted to take the child home.

Inter-Library Loan

The Delaware County Library system Reference and Information Services Division shall provide primary interlibrary loan service to member public libraries within Delaware County. Secondary service shall be provided to other libraries in accordance with the Minimum Standards for District Library Centers and the Pennsylvania Interlibrary Loan Code. The System fully endorses the Pennsylvania ILL Code, as do its member libraries.

All types of materials may be requested through ILL. However, the patron should be made aware it is not always possible to fulfill the request for such items as best sellers, reference, genealogy, rare titles, and special formats. Recently published books may be requested through ILL, but it is at the discretion of the lending library to lend it or not.

A patron is limited to a maximum of (4) interlibrary loan requests pending at one time (a transaction must be complete before another can be made). Member libraries will accept all Delaware County interlibrary loan requests regardless of a patron’s member library affiliation.

As of October 7, 1993, the Delaware County Library System will accept requests for paperback books that are still in print at the discretion of the Head, Reference and Information Services Division.

Borrowing Materials Not Held in a DCLS Member Library
The system Administrative Headquarters will provide two levels of ILL service to member libraries. They are:

Basic Service
There will be no fee for requests submitted to 15 non charging libraries.

Enhanced Service
This service provides access to a larger pool of libraries, many of which charge fees for interlibrary loan. A $10.00 processing fee will be assessed to cover additional searching costs and loaning library fees. It will be payable at the time of the request. If the materials cannot be provided, one half of the fee will be returned to the patron.

Member libraries may elect to offer one or both of these levels of service.

Renewals

In general, requests for renewals for titles obtained outside the DCLS system will not be accepted. Under extraordinary circumstances, renewals may requested through the Head of Reference and Information Services Division. Renewals will only be considered for materials that are not overdue and may be refused by the lending library