Circulation Loan Periods

Ted & Grace Bachhuber Memorial Library Circulation Policies

Library Cards and Borrowing Privileges

To obtain a library card at the Ted & Grace Bachhuber Memorial Library, an individual must provide current legal proof of residence using a valid photo ID with a name and current address, such as a driver’s license or state ID. If the address is not current, the individual must also provide a second legal proof of residence that lists the name and current address. We will accept a current real estate tax bill, residential lease, utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or other unexpired government documents.

Library cards are issued for a length of 2 years. There is no charge for the initial library card. However, a charge of $3.00 will be assessed if a library card is lost within a renewal period.

Juvenile Library Cards

Juvenile cards may be issued to children who are six (6) years of age or have completed kindergarten up to the age of seventeen (17). Parents can choose to register their children with one of three levels of access to videos, games, and music in the library as well as access to digital materials in Hoopla (see below). Parents must sign for the level of access they are permitting for their children.

  1.  No Access:
    1. No access to physical movies, video games, and music in the library
    2. No access to movies, television series, graphic novels, or music on Hoopla
  2. Limited Access
    1. Access to all physical movies, video games, and music (I.e., access to all items housed in the library building)
    2. Access to a limited range of items available through Hoopla (Movies rated to PG, Graphic novels rated to teen, etc.)
  3. Full Access
    1. Access to all physical movies, video games, and music (I.e., access to all items housed in the library building)
    2. Access to all items on Hoopla (except for NC-17 movies and graphic novels rated Explicit)

Internet Usage in the Library

All children under the age of eighteen (18) must have a signed parental permission card on file before they can use a library computer with internet access.

Adults and juveniles with signed permission cards can log onto library computers using their library cards. Adults without library cards may use the computers by being logged on by a staff member. Juveniles without library cards may not use library computers.

Wi-Fi is freely available for any individual, and the password for the library public Wi-Fi is posted on library premises.

For more information on acceptable internet usage, please see the Internet Acceptable Use Policy.

Circulation Loan Periods

Physical Materials:

  • Best Sellers (New Adult Fiction): 14 Days
  • New Fiction: 14 Days
  • Fiction and Non-Fiction: 28 Days
  • Books on CD: 28 Days
  • CDs: 14 Days (Maximum 20 per user)
  • DVDs and Blu-ray: 7 Days (Maximum per user 20)
  • Video Games: 7 Days (Maximum per user 5)
  • Magazines: 14 Days
  • Newspapers do no circulate
  • Interlibrary Loan Items: Determined by Lending Library
  • Reference Books: As a general policy, reference books do not circulate. Upon special application to the library director, exceptions may be occasionally made, but only for an overnight loan period.

Digital Materials:

Digital materials are returned automatically and cannot accrue a fine. The length of loan periods may vary depending on the platform (e.g., movies and television on Hoopla have a 3-day loan period).

Overdue Materials

All Ted & Grace Bachhuber Memorial Library, items that are overdue are charged at the rate of $.10 per day per item, except for juvenile and YA print books, which are fine free. Fines may vary on items owned by other libraries, especially on videos, games, and DVDS or Blu-rays.

If library items are not returned one (1) month after the date due, the material will be considered lost, and the borrower will be assessed the replacement cost of the item plus a $5.00 processing fee.

Overdue Notices:

The first overdue notice is sent out seven (7) days from the due date and the final overdue notice is sent out twenty-eight (28) days after the due date. If the material is not returned at this time, the director, at his/her discretion, may send the borrower a Police Letter, stating the items overdue, the amount of replacement cost, and a notice that this information will be given to the Mayville Police Department for further investigation.

Patrons owing fines or charges in excess of $10.00 or will not be allowed to borrow materials or have access to the internet.

The Maximum overdue fine on library material is as follows:

  • Hardcover Books: $10.00
  • Paperbacks: $5.00
  • Magazines: $5.00
  • All DVDs, CDs, Video Games: $10.00
  • All juvenile and YA print books are fine free

Items that have been in Lost status for excessive amounts of time may not be eligible for return if found. At the discretion of the director, charges for those items may require payment.

Holds, Returns & Renewals

Placing Holds:

Patrons can place holds on materials online by logging into their personal library accounts or by calling the Ted & Grace Bachhuber Memorial Library. When the item(s) are available, patrons will be notified via text, email, or by a phone call. The library will hold items for seven (7) days for pick up; items not picked up by the end of the seventh day will be sent on to the next patron or back to the owning library.

Renewing Materials Checked out:

Patrons can renew items that are not on hold for other patrons or that have not reached renewal limits online by logging into their personal library accounts. Patrons may also contact the Ted & Grace Bachhuber Memorial Library and renew items over the telephone.

Returning Items:

Patrons may use any of our book drop options to return materials. We have a walk-up book drop located near the front door, drive-up option along the side of the building, or patrons can return items by bringing them into the library during library hours and using our book drop located at the front desk.

Special Collection Items

Some special items may have circulation rules and policies specific to those items. (E.G. Attraction passes, a telescope, etc.)

Reimbursement for Lost Items Found

Lost items that have been found are not eligible for reimbursement. The borrower may either keep the item paid for or donate it back to the library.

Approved July 8, 2021