Circulation Policy - Terms of Borrowing
All electronic materials should be returned in ready to use form (rewind cassette tapes) and must be brought into the library desk. Electronic materials may not be returned via the Book Drop. Electronic materials placed in the Book Drop will incur a fine of $1.00.
Fines for Items Returned
Patron accounts will be blocked automatically and patrons’ library privileges suspended when a fine/fee threshold of $5.00 is reached.
Payment of $10.00 per DOVER patron account will clear a patron's existing OVERDUE fees in excess of that amount. All other fees, e.g. fees for lost/damaged items, must be paid in full. Upon payment, patrons’ library privileges will be restored.
Items on reserve may not be renewed.
Books and audiobooks may be renewed up to two times; other materials may be renewed once by phone or in-person only.
ILL items may be renewed only after the owning library grants permission.
Books are kept on the reserve shelf for (7 days) after a patron has been called or otherwise
notified of the material’s availability, including the day on which first contact is made. We will attempt to reach the patron by preferred contact method for seven days, after which time the patron's name will be removed from the waiting list and the material returned to the owning library.