Morley Library Lending Policy
Beginning May 3, 2021, Morley Library will not charge overdue fines on almost all items. If items are not returned by the due date, a late fee may show up on your account. This will disappear as soon as the items are returned. Exceptions are WiFi Hotspots and materials owned by other libraries.
If you do not return your items within 28 days of the due date, a charge for the total cost of the items may appear on your account. This charge will go away as soon as the items are returned. If the fines or fees on your card exceed $10.00, your account will be blocked until the overdue items are returned or your account balance is reduced to less than $10.00. If you have 12 or more items overdue, your account will be blocked until the items are returned. Patrons may have no more than 100 items checked out at a time.
A non-refundable material recovery referral fee of $10.00 will be charged to accounts referred to Unique Management for collection.
Teachers and parents who home school their children may apply for a special Educator Card, which will allow them to check out books and printed material, audiobooks and select AV materials for 9 weeks.
Please note that if you borrow items from other libraries within the CLEVNET systems, those items are subject to the overdue policies of the owning library. Loan periods are determined by the owning library.
|Adult Fiction Books||3 Weeks||No Limit||No Fine||Yes|
|Adult Nonfiction Books||3 Weeks||No Limit||No Fine||Yes|
|Board Games||3 Weeks||2||No Fine||No|
|Book Sets||6 Weeks||No Limit||No Fine||No|
|Encyclopedias||3 Weeks||No Limit||No Fine||Yes|
|Magazines||3 Weeks||No Limit||No Fine||Yes|
|Music CDs||3 Weeks||No Limit||No Fine||Yes|
|Foreign Language Cassettes/CDs||3 Weeks||No Limit||No Fine||Yes|
|Spoken Book CDs||3 Weeks||No Limit||No Fine||Yes|
|Framed Pictures||4 Weeks||4||No Fine||No|
|Juvenile Fiction Books||3 Weeks||No Limit||No Fine||Yes|
|Juvenile Nonfiction Books||3 Weeks||No Limit||No Fine||Yes|
|Juvenile Books on CD||3 Weeks||No Limit||No Fine||Yes|
|Juvenile Theme Units, Classroom Aids||9 Weeks||No Limit||No Fine||No|
|Non-Fiction DVDs||1 Week||No Limit||No Fine||Yes|
|New Feature Film DVDs||1 Week||10||No Fine||Yes|
|Older Feature Film DVDs||1 Week||No Limit||No Fine||Yes|
|New Blu-Ray Feature Films||1 Week||10||No Fine||Yes|
|Older Blu-Ray Feature Films||1 Week||No Limit||No Fine||Yes|
|Wi-Fi Hotspot||2 Weeks||1||$5.00||No|
|Video Games||2 Weeks||2||No Fine||No|
Wi-Fi Hotspots may only be circulated to Morley Library cardholders and need to be returned to Morley Library.
Video Games may not be borrowed until thirty (30) days after a new card has been issued. https://www.morleylibrary.org/research/video-games
As part of the CLEVNET consortium, Morley Library has implemented automatic renewals of physical materials. Materials will automatically renew one day before an item is due.
Materials will not automatically renew if:
· Someone else has placed a hold on the item.
· The item has reached its renewal limit (renewal limits vary by library system).
· Your account is blocked due to excess fines or fees.
If an item cannot be renewed, you will receive a courtesy due soon notice (via PHONE, EMAIL, or SMS Text) the evening before your materials are due. Materials may be manually renewed in the library, by telephone or via the Clevnet catalog.
Framed Art, Video Games, Wi-Fi Hotspots, Magazines, Theme Units, Books Sets, Classroom Aids and Board Games are not renewable and cannot be reserved.
Please note: This service does not apply to digital materials (i.e. Overdrive), only physical materials.