Library Policies

Described below are the general policies of Jamestown Public Library.  

For a complete PDF copy of all library's policies, please use the link below.

Library Cards

Library cards are free to all Guilford County residents 16 years or older.  For out-of-county patrons, there is a one time fee of $25, unless you work in the community (staff will note where employed).

 

Required to Get Card:

  • Photo ID

  • Proof of current address (ID, piece of mail, etc.)

 

Minors under the age of 16 can be listed on parent/guardian account with approval and will have lending & borrowing privileges.  

 

Patron Responsibilities

  • Patrons are responsible for borrowed materials.

  • Parents are responsible for materials borrow by minors.

  • Patrons are responsible for updating personal information such as addresses and phone numbers.

 

Lending & Borrowing Privileges

Patrons are resopnsible for all borrowed materials on their account by other authorized individuals including minors.

 

Number of Items

  • 30 items per account may be borrowed at one time.

  • Only 4 of these items can be DVDs.

 

Patrons cannot check out any library materials (including computers) with outstanding overdue items or fees of more than $3.00.

 

Renewals

Materials can be renewed 2 times (unless they have been requested by someone else). 

  • Renew by phone: (336) 454-4815

  • Renew by sending us an email or message

  • Renew by your online account (as long as items are not overdue, you have no fines, and your account is not expired).

 

Returns & Drop Box
  • Materials may be returned to the library's front desk or the outside dropbox.

  • Materials returned to the drop box (located in the parking lot) will be received by library staff the following morning.  

  • We ask that DVDs and Audiobooks be returned inside if possible to prevent damage.

Lending Periods

Items
Lending Time

Books & Audiobooks

 

DVDs

 

Magazines

3 weeks

 

1 week

 

1 week

 
 
 
Computer Lab & Internet Use

 

All patrons using the computer and/or internet must abide by the Computer and Internet Usage Agreement.  Not following the agreement can result in patrons being restricted from using the library public computers indefinitely.

 

Who can use computers:

  • Patrons with either a library card or an active computer Guest Pass (created at front desk). 

 

  • Minors ages 13 to 18 who are listed on a parent/guardian account (this assumes parental permission has been given). 

 

  • Minors ages 12 and younger who are being supervised by a parent/guardian.  (We also have a literacy/educational children's computer available for ages 12 and under).

 

Patrons that have over $3.00 in fines on their account   WILL NOT be allowed to use the library's public computers.

 

Time Limits

Unless all computers are full, patrons are allowed to use the computers as long as needed during library hours.

 

If computers are full, the time limit is 1 hour, with priority given to adults and students doing work.

 

Computer Software

Library computers are equipped with the following software & applications:

  • Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint,           & Publisher)

  • Internet Browsers - Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome

  • Adobe Reader

Printing Services

Service
Price

Black & White Copies 

 

Color Copies

 

Scanning to Email

 

Faxes

Fax: (336) 454-0630

15 cents per page

 

25 cents per page

 

25 cents per page

 

$1.00 per page to send

$0.50 per page to receive

Late Fees & Fines

 

After items are due, late fees accrue according to the table below per item per day.

 

After 90 days overdue, items are considered lost and patron will be responsible for lost/replacement fee for each item.

 

Maximum Late Fee Accrument (Per Item) for Item Types

  • $5.00 for books, audiobooks, DVDs, & VHS.

  • $1.00 for magazines

 

Fines can be added onto a patron's account by library staff for: damaged materials, lost items, overdue items, and any printing or other services where payment was not received.

Late Fees

Items
Late Fees

Books & Audiobooks

 

DVDs

Magazines

10 cents per day

 

25 cents per day

 

10 cents per day

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1437

Jamestown, NC 27282

Jamestown Public Library

 

Phone: (336) 454-4815

Fax: (336) 454-0630

Email: info@jamestownpubliclibrary.com

200 W. Main Street

Jamestown, NC 27282

 

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