Marion Public Library policies
Your library card application is a contract, so please read this information carefully. There is no charge to borrow materials from Marion Public Library, provided they are returned on time and in good condition. To check out items, you must present your library card or photo ID.
It is the cardholder’s responsibility to:
|Item||Loan Period (in Days)||Late Fees per Day||Fine Limits per Item|
Item Checkout Limits: A maximum of 99 items can be checked out on a library card at any one time. A maximum of 7 DVDs can be checked out on a library card at any one time.
Renewals: Two renewals are allowed on all materials with the exception of interlibrary loan items and items with holds.
Holds: All hold items will be held for 3 days before being passed to the next patron in line or returned to the shelf.
|Internet Use Guidelines
Library staff members are happy to answer basic computer usage questions. Staff members cannot provide in-depth assistance or tutoring in the computer center.
No more than two persons at a workstation.
All prints cost .10 per page. Patrons are responsible for previewing print jobs, there will be no refunds for misprints.
Marion Public Library’s Main location provides patron computers in two areas:
• Computers in the Patron Services area are reserved for patrons age 12 and older.
• Computers in the Children’s Department are reserved for patrons age 11 and under.
Computers for patrons of all ages are available at each branch location.
Regardless of age, all patrons must follow the rules outlined in the library’s Internet Use policy.
Special Rules for Children’s Department Computers
Special Rules for Patron Services Computers
Internet Use Policy
The Marion Public Library develops collections, resources, and services to meet the information needs of the diverse population of the Marion area. The Marion Public Library offers access to the Internet via the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) as another means of meeting those needs.
RULES FOR USE
The Marion Public Library is not liable for the reliability of the local network and the Internet, nor is it liable for the content or accuracy of the information found on the network or the Internet. You are responsible for evaluating information on the Internet for reliability and point of view.
You may not display sexually explicit materials or profanity.
Patrons are expected to behave online in a civil manner. You may not use the library’s computers to harass or harm others.
You may not use the Library computers for illegal purposes. This includes activities that may constitute copyright infringement, such as unauthorized file sharing.
These computers are intended for non-commercial personal use.
The Marion Public Library does not provide e-mail accounts for its patrons.
As with all library materials, the parent or guardian of minor children assumes responsibility for supervising access to Internet resources in the Library. The Marion Public Library recognizes that some patrons have had little or no experience with Internet use or are concerned about its impact on their families. Library staff cannot provide in-depth training but may be able to offer searching suggestions, to answer questions, or to locate self-help books.
Computer and Internet access from the Library is a privilege, not a right. Violation of these guidelines or other misuse of the Library’s computers and services may result in loss of computer privileges, loss of Library borrowing privileges, expulsion from the Library, or civil/criminal prosecution.