The Avondale Public Library has adopted the following circulation policy to ensure fair and equal access to the Library’s materials.
Patrons must present a library card to check out library materials. There is a limit of 30 items for check out, including a maximum of 15 DVDs.
|Check Out Periods|
|New Adult Books||14 days|
|Interlibrary Loans (ILL)||14 days|
|All other materials||21 days|
Limit of 10 holds per patron
Renew online. Use the barcode number on the back of your library card and PIN/password (usually the last four number of your phone number) to access your account.
Renew by phone at 623-333-BOOK. Please have your library card number available.
|Books, magazines, CDs||$.20 per day|
|DVDs||$1.00 per day|
|Interlibrary Loans (ILL)||$2.00 per day|
|Lost or Damaged item**||Cost of item plus $5.00 processing fee|
|Interlibrary Loan (ILL) unclaimed fee||$5.00|
|Missing RFID tag||$1.00|
|DVD case replacement||$2.00|
|Non-Maricopa County resident fee||$40.00|
|Collection agency fee||$15.00|
|Returned check fee||$25.00 plus bank fee|
|Black & White photocopies||$.15 per page|
|Color photocopies||$.25 per page|
|Faxes||$1.00 per page|
|Computer printing||$.25 per page|
**A patron may provide a new exact replacement copy if an item is three years-old or newer. Items four years-old and older may be replaced with items on the Library’s Wish List in the same category as the lost item or damaged item. A librarian may use their discretion in determining what is and is not an acceptable replacement. A processing fee will still be charged.
If an item was lost and the replacement fee paid, a refund will be made if the item is returned to the library within six months.
A patron’s card is blocked when fines or charges reach $10.00 or more on their account. This will result in the loss of check out privileges and access to the public computers. When the account balance is less than $10.00, privileges will be restored. Accumulated fees of $50.00 or more will be referred to collections after 60 days delinquency.
Lost or Stolen Cards
If a card is lost or stolen, notify the library immediately. Cardholders or a parent or guardian of a cardholder takes responsibility for any unauthorized use.
Change of Address, Phone Number, or E-Mail Address
If cardholder or a cardholder’s legal guardian fails to receive an overdue notice because they failed to notify the library of a change of address, phone number or e-mail address, they will still be responsible for any resulting fines or fees.