The Richmond Memorial Library may create institutional library cards for itself to use in support of standard library operations, such as internal training, public demonstrations, and the reservation and circulation of library system materials for library programs. These cards shall not accrue fines or fees.
Institutional library cards may also be issued to schools, daycare centers, and other agencies located within the boundaries of the Batavia City School District that partner with the library in support of its mission. These accounts shall not reciprocate with other libraries in the Nioga system.
The institutional card for partner organizations will be issued to a designated individual cardholder who has been authorized, in a formal letter from a Principal, Director, President, or Chief Executive on institutional letterhead, to transact with the library on behalf of the organization, including the ability to clear the organization’s late fees and fines for lost and damaged materials.
Loan Periods, Renewals, Requests, Limits
Overdue fines are $.20 a day per item, with a maximum fine of $5.00 per item.
Lost or damaged materials will be charged the library’s full recorded retail price as cataloged. Material exchanges are not accepted in lieu of payment.
Borrowing privileges are suspended when overdue fees exceed $50.00 (compared to $5.00 for individual cardholders), and are restored when payment is received in full.
Extenuating circumstances may be expanded on when considering the organization, eg weather closings and/or issues with library staff picking up materials on promised return date.
Internet privileges will not be granted on organization cards.
Adopted by Library Board of Trustees 12/08/14, Revised 2/13/2017