RESPONSIBILITIES OF MEMBERSHIP

Fair and equal access to library services and materials by all members of the library depends on the fair use of such services and materials by library users. Members have certain responsibilities and a library member shall:

  • Be responsible for all materials borrowed with his/her card and agree to abide by the rules of the Elliot Lake Public Library.
  • Present the library card each time materials are borrowed.
  • Pay all fines or charges incurred for overdue, damaged, or lost library material as per the attached schedule.
  • Observe all policies set by the Board as authorized by the Public Libraries Act.
  • Report the loss of a card or change of address as soon as possible.
  • Parents or guardians of members under the age of 18 are responsible for their children's borrowing and behaviour with respect to the observance of board policy.

The Chief Executive Librarian is authorized by the board to withhold library privileges to anyone refusing to comply with board policy. The use of the library or its services may be denied for due cause. Such cause may be failure to return borrowed materials or to pay penalties; destruction of library property; disturbance of other patrons after a warning by library staff has been given and ignored by the user; or any other conduct on library premises considered objectionable by library staff.