IV. Policies and Procedures for Library Usage
A. Hours of Libraries
1. Rochester Library hours of operation
Monday -Friday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sundays 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p. m. (from the first Sunday in October to the Sunday before Memorial Day)
2. Fulton Library hours of operation
Monday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
3. Leiters Ford Library hours of operation
Monday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tues., Wed., Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
B. Library Closings: The Libraries will be closed on the following holidays:
|New Year's Day||President's Day||Easter|
|Memorial Day||Independence Day||Labor Day|
|Veteran's Day||Thanksgiving||Christmas Eve|
|Christmas Day||New Year's Eve|
Emergency Closings: Adverse weather conditions, fires, power failures, or other emergencies may require the library to be closed. In the event the library will be closed it will be announced on WROI 92.1 FM radio. The library will strive to remain open as often as possible. The Fulton Library will close when the Caston Schools are closed due to the weather, and the Aubbee Library will close when the Culver Schools are closed due to weather. When the libraries are closed for official reasons, the time off from scheduled work will be paid for full time and regular part time employees. Other employees may make up lost time through arrangements with their supervisors.
Any materials due to be returned on a day on which the libraries are closed will be due on the first day the library is able to reopen. No fines will be charged for days when the libraries are not open to the public.
Upon occasion, the libraries will be closed to the public for staff members to gain training within the building or at a training opportunity elsewhere. The public will be notified in advance of any such closings.
C. Library Card Issuance
1. Residents: Any resident of the FCPL taxing district, with a current library card in good standing, has access to materials offered by the library as long as the rules and policies of the library are respected.
2. PLAC cards: These replace the statewide reciprocal cards. They are available to patrons who wish to use this or any other library that is not in their taxing district. Patrons must purchase this card at the amount set annually by the state. Cards are valid for one year.
3. Unserved Area Borrowers: Persons wishing to use the Fulton County Public Library who do not live in a library taxing district must purchase the right to use the library, on an annual basis. (They may also purchase PLAC cards at the standard rate if they purchase an FCPL card first). The cost of these services is determined by looking at the average cost of library services, through taxes, to Fulton County residents. This amount is determined by the Library Board of Trustees and will be charged to each individual or family desiring to use the library. All members of a single family unit are entitled to a library card for a single higher fee, if they reside together in the same family dwelling. Changes in the fee structure will be determined by a vote of the Board of Trustees, as are the fees themselves.
4. Transient Residents: Those who do not have a permanent residence in Fulton County but wish to use the Library's facility may use most of the Librarys materials and services within the building. These people will not be granted a Library card, and should not take library materials out of the building. See below for special circumstances.
5. Institutional Cards: Those who do not have a permanent residence in Fulton County but wish to use the Library's facility may request to be granted a Library Card in the name of an institution which is a permanent part of Fulton County, agrees to sponsor the person, and agrees to accept fiscal responsibility for any fines or fees created by the borrower while using Library materials or facilities which are not paid by the individual. Institutional cards belong to the institution and will revert back to said institution when the individual leaves Fulton County. Each institution may only have one borrower's card. One person should be the designated card user. Institutional cards will have both the institutions name, and an individuals name on them.
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