Audiovisual Materials Lending Policy

DVDs

DVDs may be borrowed by persons with a valid New Providence Memorial Library card, a valid MUF library card or a valid MURAL library card.  They must be in good standing. A library card or proper identification must be presented when these items are borrowed.

Children’s entertainment DVDs designated as JDVD ay be checked out by all cardholders.   All other DVDs including Adult entertainment DVDs designed as ADVD and non-entertainment type DVDs (education, heath, travel, instructional, etc.) may only be checked out by cardholders 18 years or older.

Entertainment DVDs and videos designated as “New” are loaned for 3 days at a cost of $1.00 per item per circulation.  All other entertainment DVDs and videos are loaned for 7 days at a cost of $1.00 per item per circulation. Rental fees go toward further development of the video collection. Entertainment DVDs and videos may not be renewed.  When returned, if not on hold for another patron, a patron may borrow the item again for an additional fee of $1.00 

Non-entertainment type DVDs (educational, health and safety, travel, instructional, etc.) are loaned for 7 days at no charge.  Non-entertainment DVDs and videos may be renewed 1 time if not on hold for another patron.

DVDs and videos may be lent through the library’s interlibrary loan (ILL) system.

Audio books 

Audio books on CD may be borrowed by persons who are in good standing and possess a valid New Providence Memorial Library card, a valid MUF library card or a valid MURAL library card.  The cardholder must be in good standing. A library card or proper identification must be presented when these items are borrowed.  

Audio books designated as “New” may be borrowed for a period of 14 days.  All other audio books may be borrowed for a period of 28 days.

Audio books may be renewed 1 time as long as they are not on hold for another patron.  

Audio books may be lent through the library’s Interlibrary Loan (ILL) program.

Music CDs

Music CDs may be borrowed by persons who are in good standing and possess a valid New Providence Memorial Library card, a valid MUF library card or a valid MURAL library card.  A library card or proper identification must be presented when these items are borrowed.  

The loan period for music CDs is 28 days.  They may be renewed 1 time as long as they are not on hold for another patron.

Music CDs may be lent through the library’s Interlibrary Loan (ILL) program.



Approved May 17, 2018; Amended May 17, 2018; Revised December 17, 2019

 

Upcoming Events

Feb 01 12:00AM-1920s Community Read
Feb 01 12:00AM-1920s Community Read
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Mar 08 01:00PM-Virtual Storytime
Mar 08 03:00PM-Pickup Mar Teen Take Out Boxes

Signs of life!

As the snow begins to melt, we see positive signs of brighter days ahead.  Infection rates in town continue to drop and the COVID Committee of the Board of Trustees continues to monitor virus progress in the community.  We have been meeting regularly to evaluate whether conditions are right for re-opening.  As always, the safety of our patrons and staff is of prime importance. 

We are happy to announce that we will once again open to computer use by appointment on Monday, 3/1.  As before, we ask that you make an appointment for a 45 minute slot at least the day before and we will not take advance appointments beyond 1 week.  Social distancing requirements only allow us to make 2 computers available. 

We look forward to safer conditions as vaccinations proceed and will continue to update you as our re-opening plans progress.

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