Brigham City Carnegie Library
Hours of Operation*:
Basic Borrower Rules
Fines and Fees
NOTE: The term "materials" as used throughout this policy includes any library item which is loaned to a library patron including, but not limited to, books and non-print items.
Approved by the Brigham City Library Board of Trustees – February 21, 2012
Adopted by the Intellectual Freedom Committee, December 1970
The Council of the American Library Association strongly recommends that the responsible officers of each library, cooperative system, and consortium in the United States:
Formally adopt a policy that specifically recognizes its circulation records and other records identifying the names of library users to be confidential. (See also ALA Code of Ethics, Article III, "We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received, and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted" and Privacy: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights.)
Advise all librarians and library employees that such records shall not be made available to any agency of state, federal, or local government except pursuant to such process, order or subpoena as may be authorized under the authority of, and pursuant to, federal, state, or local law relating to civil, criminal, or administrative discovery procedures or legislative investigative power.
Resist the issuance of enforcement of any such process, order, or subpoena until such time as a proper showing of good cause has been made in a court of competent jurisdiction.
NOTE: Point 3, above, means that upon receipt of such process, order, or subpoena, the library's officers will consult with their legal counsel to determine if such process, order, or subpoena is in proper form and if there is a showing of good cause for its issuance; if the process, order, or subpoena is not in proper form or if good cause has not been shown, they will insist that such defects be cured.
Adopted January 20, 1971, by the ALA Council; amended July 4, 1975; July 2, 1986.
Books and Materials
Groups visiting the Library will:
Remember that the noise and activity level should remain low in respect of normal library etiquette.
The Brigham City Library reserves the right to deny service to all patrons who are unable to operate within this policy.
Approved by the Brigham City Library Board July 17, 1996
*This policy is intended to meet the provisions of Rule 223-2 and Sections 9-7-215 and 9-7-216 UCA.
A. The Brigham City Library Board has established this Policy to ensure appropriate use of Internet resources within the Library. This policy will be reviewed by the Library board every three years. The Internet and Online Access Policy will be posted at computer stations for public review and will be available to individuals upon request at the circulation desk.
1. The Library provides workstations for public access to the Internet as an informational and educational resource.
2. All use of Library resources, including the Internet, must be responsible, ethical, and consistent with the purpose for which these resources are provided. Patrons are prohibited from:
(a) sending, receiving, or displaying any text or graphics that may be considered pornographic, obscene or harmful to minors under Utah Law (UCA 76-10-1201 and UCA 76-10-1206);
(b) falsely representing their identity;
(c) attempting to modify or gain access to Library files, passwords, systems, hardware, or data.;
(d) seeking unauthorized access to any portion of any computer system;
(e) attempting to alter or altering programs, components, settings of any kind, databases, or systems;
(f) probing, pinging, or hacking any computer system;
(g) interfering with other patrons using computer workstations;
(h) making copies of copyrighted material, software, or data.
4. The Library shall use commercial filtering software to block chat rooms, newsgroups, and sites that may be considered inappropriate, obscene, pornographic or harmful to minors. All public accessible computers, including staff computers, will be blocked. Wireless notebook/laptop computers utilizing the Library Internet connections and being used in or near the Library are subject to the same filtering software.
5. The Library board authorizes Library staff to disable the technology protection measures and filters at the request of an adult patron for the purpose of enabling Internet access for research or other lawful purposes (UCA 9-7-215).
6. The Library board authorizes the Library staff to establish reasonable rules to govern the use of computer equipment covering time limits, sign-in procedures, charges for printouts, and other matters regulating use of Library computers. These rules should be prominently displayed near the sign-in area and the computer area. New rules and restrictions may be adopted by the library staff as needed without changes being made to this Internet and Online Access Policy.
7. The Library staff will be instructed during in-service training at a minimum of twice per year about the guidelines to follow in enforcing the Internet and Online Access Policy.
8. The Library staff is authorized to observe and monitor the use of Internet workstations. Misuse of Library computers or Internet access can result in immediate suspension or permanent loss of Library privileges.
9. Any damage to Library equipment, software, settings, or systems requiring repair will be charged to the offending user or the person(s) responsible for the offending user(s). The Library is not responsible for any damage to personal equipment while using library computers.
10. Wireless Internet Policy
(a) Wireless Internet access is available free of charge for use with personal notebook/laptop computers or other wireless devices within the Brigham City Library.
(b) Wireless Internet users are subject to the same commercial filtering software to block chat rooms, newsgroups, and sites that may be considered inappropriate, obscene, pornographic or harmful to minors.
(c) Wireless Internet users are subject to the same restrictions outlined in Article 2(a)–(h) of the Internet and Online Access Policy.
(d) Wireless Internet users are responsible for determining functionality and any needed computer cards or devices through the manufacturer or supplier of their equipment. Library staff is not responsible to provide technical assistance and no guarantee can be made for the ability to establish function for wireless devices.
(e) Wireless Internet users should be aware that the Internet access available at the Library is not secure from those who are able to penetrate non-secure systems. The Library assumes no responsibility for any risk or damage that may result.
(f) The Library assumes no responsibility for the safety, security, or damage occurring to the equipment or files while using wireless equipment in the Library.
(g) The Library cannot control areas in the library where wireless reception may be limited (“dead spots”). The user is free to move to another location.
(h) Wireless Internet users must keep electrical cords out of walk ways.
11. Any patron having Library privileges terminated for violations of the Library Internet and Online Access Policy may appeal to the Library Board for reinstatement of privileges.
12. Any patron having complaints about the Internet and Online Access Policy or its enforcement may appeal to the Library Board.
Approved by the Brigham City Library Board May 15, 2007.
The Brigham City Public Library is pleased to offer a laptop computer checkout service. Laptops are available for checkout at the circulation desk.
Limits and Availability
A laptop may only be checked out to adult patrons who have signed the Laptop Loan Agreement on their library cards or to teens from 14-17 whose parent/guardian has signed the Laptop Loan Agreement thereby giving the minor permission to check out a laptop. Parents are responsible for any replacement or maintenance cost incurred by their teen.
The laptop computers can only be checked out by patrons with a Brigham City Library card and a photo ID (state issued driver’s license, state ID card or student body card). The photo ID must match the name on your library card.
The laptops are for use only in the Brigham City Library and cannot be removed from the building. If a laptop is taken out of the library, the Brigham City Police Department will be notified and the borrower will be denied future laptop borrowing privileges.
Patrons who have overdue books or fines are ineligible to use this service.
Laptops will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If all laptops are checked out patrons may put a laptop on hold, but may not reserve a laptop for a specific time. Patrons should remain in the building and will be notified over the library paging system when a laptop is ready for them. Laptops will be held for 15 minutes before being passed onto the next patron. All laptop holds will be cleared 1 hour prior to closing.
An eligible patron is allowed to borrow one laptop at a time.
Laptops will not be checked out when there is less than one hour of time before the library closes.
Borrowers may not install software on the machines.
Borrowers may not alter, delete or copy any software loaded on the laptop or otherwise change its existing configuration.
Wireless printing is available.
Wireless Internet is available.
Files including audio may only be listened to using headphones. Patrons are responsible for supplying their own headphones.
By agreeing to the Laptop Loan Agreement, patrons are also agreeing to the Library’s Internet Policy which is posted near the Internet terminals and online.
Library staff has first use of these laptops for programming purposes and may reserve them for library programs. Laptops may not be reserved for non-library programs.
No start-up discs or software from outside the library are permitted.
A patron borrowing a laptop is required to present a valid Brigham City Library card AND picture ID. The patron must leave his/her picture ID at the circulation desk while using the laptop and it is his/her responsibility to pick it up at the desk at the time he/she returns the laptop. There are no exceptions to this agreement unless approved by the Library Director.
Patrons must have previously agreed to and signed the Laptop loan police, or for patrons ages 14-17 a parent/guardian must have previously agreed to and signed the Laptop Loan Agreement granting their teen permission to check out a laptop. Parents are responsible for any replacement or maintenance cost incurred by their teen.
Usage on a family card requires that the primary person (person whose name the card was issued under) be the patron checking out the laptop.
Patrons must update any address changes with the circulation desk before checking out a laptop.
Borrowers are cautioned to save files to their flash or jump drives, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW or to send them via an email attachment. All files will be erased after the computer is returned.
The laptop will be checked out to the borrower’s Brigham City Library account.
Loan Periods and Renewal
The checkout period for each laptop is two hours.
All checked-out laptops must be returned to the Circulation Desk a half-hour before the library closes.
A checked-out laptop can be renewed for another two hours, given that no other eligible patrons are waiting to check out a laptop. Time may be extended at the discretion of a librarian.
The borrower must return the laptop along with accessories to the circulation desk at the end of the checkout period to renew the checkout.
When returning, the borrower should allow at least five minutes for a staff member to check the equipment.
Borrowers must return the laptop to the circulation desk staff. A laptop should not be left unattended at the circulation desk or anywhere else in the library.
A staff member will verify that all parts are present and that the computer and all accessories are in good working order.
The laptop will then be checked in from the borrower’s library account.
All laptops must be returned to the circulation desk 30 minutes prior to closing.
Fines and Liability
A patron's privilege to check out a laptop may be removed for one month if the patron fails to return loaned equipment by the due time on more than two occasions or leaves before the check-in procedure is complete.
The borrower is responsible for making sure that the laptop is in working order and without physical damage when it is checked out.
Under no circumstances should a borrower leave the laptop unattended. The library will not be responsible for a lost or stolen laptop even when it is used in the library.
The borrower shall be responsible to return the laptop to the circulation desk at the end of the check-out period. An hourly overdue fine of $10 will apply to laptops not returned within 30 minutes of the time they are due. Fines shall stop at $100.
Laptops not returned by library closing time will be considered stolen. The Brigham City Police Department will be notified and an investigation may be initiated.
It is the borrower’s full responsibility and fiscal liability for all costs associated with damage to the laptop computer or its associated peripheral equipment during the period it is checked out or its replacement costs should it be lost or stolen.
Lost or damaged fees for laptops will be based on a reasonable assessment of the cost of replacement or repair.
Patrons who have lost or damaged a laptop will be sent two bills by mail to the address they provided the library when they signed up for a library card.
Patrons, who fail to respond to these bills or have moved without providing the library with a new address, shall be referred to LJT Resources for collection. By signing for a library card patrons are agreeing to pay for any unreturned, lost or damaged library materials checked out on their account or on the account of a juvenile patron for whom they have signed. By signing patrons also agree to pay all court costs and attorney fees associated with the collection of a delinquent account, in addition to LJT’s collection fees up to 50% the total amount due on the delinquent account(s). Accounts are considered to be cleared only after all materials have been returned or paid for and after all outstanding fines have been paid.
Troubleshooting Problems and Questions
If patrons experience problems with laptop hardware or applications or have questions, they should ask for assistance at the circulation desk.
The borrower will be fiscally responsible for any damage to a laptop if he/she tries to troubleshoot problems.
Violation of the Laptop Check-out Procedures/Agreement may result in the following:
Termination of laptop privileges, temporary or permanent, at the discretion of the library director.
The Brigham City Public Library is not responsible for damage to any removable drive (e.g. floppy, CD or flash drive) or loss of data that may occur due to malfunctioning hardware or software. The library is not responsible for any ID which has not been picked up by patrons.
The library has the right to update and change these procedures at anytime without notice. It is the responsibility of the user to read and accept the current version of the procedures and review the Agreement as necessary.
END OF PROCEDURES/AGREEMENT
The Council of the American Library Association reaffirms its belief in the following basic policies which should govern the services of all libraries:
Adopted June 18, 1948
As an institution of education for democratic living, the library offers the use of its meeting rooms for socially useful and cultural activities and discussions of public questions.
Use of the library meeting rooms does not constitute endorsement by the library of points of view expressed by participants in the program. No advertisement or announcement implying such endorsement will be permitted.
The Brigham City Library has elected to allow Brigham City Corporation (BCC) employees who are Non-residents to get a library card for each year they are working for BCC.
With these cards the card holders shall be subject to the Brigham City Library circulation policy and all other library policies and have access to the same library products as other card holders, according to library policies. These cards are for the individual employee and may not be made into family cards.
Employees must bring their BCC ID badges and report in which Department they work.
Employee cards shall expire one year from the date of issue/renewal. To renew library cards employees must bring in their BCC ID badges to show that they are still working for BCC.
The Brigham City Library, in a desire to support the education of Brigham City students, has elected to allow Brigham City students whose families are not city residents to get a limited use (5 check-outs) library card for each academic year they are attending a Brigham City school in the Box Elder School District. Non-resident faculty/staff for Brigham City schools in the Box Elder School District (BESD) may also get a library card.
An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights
The American Library Association opposes efforts which aim at closing any path to knowledge. This statement does not, however, exclude the adoption of organizational schemes designed as directional aids or to facilitate access to materials.
Adopted July 13, 1951. Amended June 29, 1971, by the ALA Council.
Approved by Brigham City Library Board July 17, 1996.