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Policies

The Library Board of Trustees sets all policies. For more information on the library board, click here.

Mission Statement
The Otsego County Library provides access to resources and services to support evolving lifelong interests and information needs.
Library Cards  

You can receive a free library card if you are a resident of Otsego County. Non-residents are required to buy a card annually.

Please bring your card with you to check out materials.

Loan Period
Books, compact discs, books on cassette, juvenile magazines, and story boxes: 3 weeks
Magazines for adults and videos:
1 week
Hot reads:
10 days

Renewals
You may renew most materials once unless the item is on hold for another patron . You may renew your items by phone or from our catalog's web page. Hot reads and videos can not be renewed.

Limits
County residents are able to check out a total of 25 items. Non-residents are able to check out a total of 10 items.
Limit of 3 for each card holder:
New books, New books on cassette, New books on CD, New videos, non-fiction on the same subject.
Limit of 10 (including new items) for each card holder:
Audiobooks and Videorecordings

A patron is also limited to three items if they have been newly issued a library card.


Overdue Fines
Late fees for all books and materials are $.05 a day except for hot reads, story boxes, and videos which are$.50 a day.

Replacements
If you lose or damage a book you have checked out, you will be charged the cost of the book. If you locate a book after having paid for it, you will be reimbursed if you present your receipt within 90 days of paying for the item.

Reserve
If any materials you would like to use have been checked out, you can have the item reserved. We will call you when the item is available. Click here to place a reserve from our library catalog's web page.
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Last updated 02/27/14
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