Inter-Library Loans (outside of BCCLS) – There may be a mailing charge for ILL loans depending on the loaning library.
|Music CDs||2 weeks|
|Most books||4 Weeks|
|New titles||2 weeks|
|Audio books||4 weeks|
Three renewals available on all materials unless an item is on reserve for another patron.
Requests and reserves for items unavailable or not currently available at our library are made online by visiting www.bccls.org (you must have a valid BCCLS Library Card pin number). You will be notified by email, text, or a phone call upon the item’s availability. We will hold an item three (3) days for pick-up.
Overdue notices are generated two weeks after the item is due and are either emailed or mailed, according to preference. Bills are mailed at 2 months after the item is due. Items overdue for FOUR months are considered LOST and the Park Ridge Borough code 62-1 is invoked. Out of town items, LOST, must be payed for according to BCCLS Policy.
Please be aware that other libraries have different fine rates on their items.
We recommend that all patrons take advantage of the online account feature within the catalog to monitor the status and due dates of items borrowed.
Fines, Loss, and Damaged Items – No refunds for lost and paid items if found after two months’ time. Patrons are responsible for returned, damaged items. These items must be paid for or if they are owned by Park Ridge, they maybe replaced with permission from the Library.
This policy pertains to children, teenagers, and adults. Parents are solely responsible for the actions of their children on Library premises, whether or not a caretaker attends to the children. The Park Ridge Public Library prohibits unattended minors less than ten years of age to be in the Library. Library staff cannot, and will not, serve as caretakers.
Disruptive and unacceptable behavior includes any activity that:
- Interferes with the rights of other patrons to use the Library
- Disrupts the normal functioning of the Library
- May result in physical, emotional, or mental injury to oneself or others
- May result in damage to materials, equipment, building and grounds
- Constitutes a failure to comply with Library staff directives
The Library reserves the right to:
- Require anyone who engages in disruptive behavior to leave the premises
- Restrict Library privileges of disruptive individuals for a specified period of time
- Ban disruptive individuals from Library premises for a specified period of time or permanently
Library staff will verbally notify the disruptive individual that he or she is in violation of the standards of acceptable behavior. Repeated disruptive behavior may be reported to parents or the police. Further disciplinary action will be determined on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Library Director. Unlawful activities will be reported immediately to the Park Ridge Police Department.
Adopted May 17, 2016