Lending Rules and Procedures

A patron wishing to borrow materials from the Prattsburg Free Library will need a library card issued by the Prattsburg Free Library or a library card from another library in the Southern Tier Library System and be a member in good standing.  This would mean no outstanding fines or charges for lost materials.

The patron would take the materials they wish to borrow following the loan period rules:

New Books                                                 14 days

Fiction                                                        21 days

Non-Fiction                                                21 days

Audio Books                                               21 days

Inter-library Loan                                        variable

Rotating Collection Books                           21 days

DVD                                                              7 days

Music CD’s                                                 14 days


New Books and Videos may be renewed once

All other materials may be renewed twice.

Fines for overdue books are $.10 a day and overdue videos are $1.00 per day.

All materials must be checked out from the desk and charged to the account of the patron.  Patron must be present in order to have materials charged to their card, except in the instance of illness then the patron must call or authorize in writing another to use their card to bring them materials.  In the event the patron is not personally known to library personnel we may require ID.   Materials may be returned to any library in the Southern Tier Library System.


Created on 5/30/2006

Revised on 2/18/2017


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