Adopted May 12, 2014
Revised July 13, 2020

The following are rules and regulations of the Port Leyden Community Library.  These are effective

 New Cardholders:

  1. Complete a registration card and provide a picture identification with current address.  If the address information is not current, other identification such as a piece of mail or bill is required.
  2.  Individuals will be able to sign out only (2) items at the time of their initial visit.
  3. Children 14 and under must apply with a parent or guardian and that adult’s signature is required on their registration card.
  4. There will be a $.50 charge to replace a lost or damaged library card.

Overall Policy:

  1.  Users must present their library card to check out materials.
  2. There is an overall limit of (20) items at one time on a library card.
  3. Library cards must be renewed every year.

Loan Periods:

  1.  New items are loaned out for 14 days with no renewal.
  2.  Audio books (CD & cassette) are loaned out for 14 days with 1 renewal.
  3.  Video (DVD & VHS) are loaned out for 7 days with no renewal.
  4.  General collection is loaned out for 28 days with 1 renewal.


  1.  Materials will be available for pickup for 7 days after they are processed.
  2. Holds may be placed either in person or online.
  3. There is a limit of 10 holds per patron

Renewal Policy:

  1.  New items may not be renewed
  2.  Audio books (CD & cassette) may be renewed 1 time.
  3. Renewals may be done in person, over the phone or online.

Overdues and Fines:

  1. Borrowing privileges will be suspended if user has 5 or more overdue items, and will not be restored until such materials are either returned or paid for.
  2. In extenuating circumstances, a donation can be made in lieu of fees incurred.

Nonperishable food items for the local food pantry will be accepted in lieu of fees.

Damaged Materials:

  1.  If a book or other material is damaged beyond repair, the borrower is required to pay the billed amount.
  2. Until the damaged item is paid for, the user may not borrow any items.

Interlibrary Loan:

  1.  An Interlibrary Loan request is defined as a request for library materials made on behalf of a patron through NCLS, ICEPAC or OCLC systems.
  2. A patron status of “Blocked” will deny ILL service.