Overdue Fines

Books $0.10 per day
Books on CD/Cassette $0.10 per day
Magazines $0.10 per day
Music CD $0.10 per day
Games/Puppet $0.10 per day
MeL Loans $0.25 per day
21-Day Non-Feature DVD $0.25 per day
7-Day Non-Rental DVD $0.25 per day
3-Day Rental DVD $0.50 per day

 Lost Items

All lost items will be replaced at retail cost plus a $5.00 processing fee.

 Service Fees

3-Day Rental DVD $1.00
Replacement Library Card $1.00
Fax Services
    - Sending First Page $1.50
    - Additional Page(s) $0.75 per page
    - Receiving $0.75 per page
Computer Printouts
    - Black & White $0.15 per page
    - Color $0.50 per page
Photocopies $0.15 per page
Earbuds $1.50

 Statement of Purpose

In order to provide wide access to library materials through maximum use of the collection in a uniform manner, the Lenox Township Library Board will set policies for the length of lean period, renewals, reserves, fines, and limits. The Library will determine who is eligible to borrow materials and will provide for the return and replacement of materials.

 Library Card Eligibility and Type

The Lenox Township Library issues a library card at no charge to any resident or property owner of Lenox Township or the Village of New Haven upon proof of identity and current residency or property ownership. Library cards must be renewed every three years. The Library will not issue new library cards after 30 minutes to closing. (Monday-Thursday 7:30, Friday 4:30, and Saturday 3:30).

Non-resident Card: A non-resident card, for which the citizen remits a fee will be provided to anyone wishing such a card who is not a resident of any Suburban Library Cooperative community and/or is not served by a library with cooperative borrowing agreements with SLC. The fee for this card is $200, set by the Library Board of Trustees.

 Registration, Renewal, and Replacement of Library Cards

Registration: Required registration information, as applicable, includes: name, address, business address, telephone number, business telephone number, birthdate, and driver's license number or I.D. number. Consent from a parent or legal guardian assuming financial responsibility for materials as well as written permission to use the Internet access in-house will be required for a minor. In the case of legal guardianship, the guardian in question must provide papers from the state proving guardian status.

Proof of Residency and Identity (Updated 9/9/2014): To become a library cardholder, an applicant must provide proof of identity and of current residency. The following documents will be accepted:
  • Michigan driver's license
  • Michigan identification card
  • Military identification card
  • OR
  • Out-of-State driver's license AND
    Two (2) of the following, which must show name and residence address:
    • Utility bill
    • Property tax receipt
    • Automobile registration
    • Lease agreement
    • Mortgage/closing statement
    • Rent receipt
All forms of identification must have a picture and must be valid. Expired identification will not be accepted as proof of identity nor of current residency.

Renewal: A library card that has been expired for 6 months or more shall be marked as invalid. The invalid card must be renewed with appropriate identification (see above) to reinstate borrowing privileges. Library cards will not be issued to or renewed for patrons with outstanding fines, fees, or bills and/or have an account in blocked, barred, or collection status.

Lost, Damaged, or Stolen Cards: There is a $1.00 replacement charge for a lost or damaged library card. There is no replacement charge for a stolen library card. Proof identity and of current residency is required at the time a replacement card is issued.

 Patron Behavior

The Board of Trustees of the Lenox Township Library has adopted the following policy so that the Library may provide an atmosphere conducive to appropriate use of its services and facilities. Use of the Library is intended for reading, studying, writing, listening to written or electronically transmitted materials and activities related to Library programming. Other use is not permitted.

The following actions are prohibited on Library property:
  • Selling and/or soliciting for services, money or items.
  • Distributing or posting printed materials/literature that have not been approved by the Library Director
  • Possessing or consuming alcohol or illegal drugs or being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Smoking or other uses of tobacco.
  • Sleeping.
  • Entering without wearing shoes or shirt.
  • Bringing animals into the building other than service animals, i.e. Leader Dogs for the Blind.
  • Creating loud or disruptive noises by persons or electronic devices. This includes cell phone ringers and usage.
  • Engaging in any behavior that is disruptive to Library use.
  • Intentionally damaging, destroying or stealing any Library property, any other library patrons' or staff members' property.
  • Removing library materials from the premises without authorization through established lending practices.
  • Leaving a child under the age of 8 unattended.
  • Leaving any child or young adult (up to age 17) at the Library after closing time.
  • Misusing restrooms.
  • Carrying illegal weapons of any type.
  • Using obscene or abusive acts and/or language towards staff members or other patrons.
  • Engaging in any illegal acts or conduct in violation of Federal, State, or local law, ordinance or regulation.
Failure to comply with the Library's established rules and regulations may result in the following:
  • 1st Offense - Verbal/Written Warning
  • 2nd Offense - Temporary Exclusion from the Library
  • 3rd Offense - Permanent Exclusion from the Library.
Theft or damage of Library materials and/or property is a serious offense and will result in permanent exclusion from the Library and/or in arrest. The Library may seek reimbursement through civil litigation for losses resulting from theft, damage or abuse of Library resources. Communication of threats, acts of physical violence or acts of sexual offences or sexual overtures will result in permanent exclusion from Library and may also result in arrest. Trespassers will be arrested and prosecuted.

 Internet/Computer Usage Policy

Internet access at the Lenox Township Library is an extension of the Library's commitment to meeting the community's information needs. In addition to using the Internet as an information resource, the Library provides public access to the Internet via library-owned computers and wireless access. A library card is necessary to access the computers. This card must be current and in good standing.

The Internet is a global electronic network that provides resources and facilitates communication. Library staff cannot control access points that often change rapidly and unpredictably. The Library cannot be held responsible for the content, quality, accuracy, or currency of information accessed on the Internet.

Users should be aware that material on the Internet is copyrighted. It is the responsibility of the user to be aware of the display of any notices concerning the copyright of information and to respect the copyright laws of the United States.

Users should be aware that they are working in a public environment shared by people of varying ages and sensibilities and should refrain from use of internet sounds and visuals which might disrupt the ability of others to use the Library and its resources. Headphones are available for purchase at the circulation desk or users may bring their own. Users are not to display on screens and/or print materials that may be objectionable.

The Internet Workstations are not restricted from receiving any material. The Library complies with Michigan Public Act 212 of 2000 by allowing minors to only have filtered access to the Internet. The parent (or legal guardian) of a minor may choose to allow the minor unfiltered Internet access. The parent (or legal guardian) must complete the Internet Access portion of the Library Card application.

No filtering software can guarantee that it will block all obscene or sexually explicit matter that is harmful to minors, or all matter that an individual may deem inappropriate. Therefore, the Library encourages parents and guardians to share in their child's use of the Internet.

A per page fee is charge for prints from an Internet workstation at a rate of $.15 per page for black and white and $.50 for color. The computer may not be used for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose, including any activities prohibited under any applicable Federal, State or local laws.

Internet access may not be available due to technical problems.

The Internet workstations must be used in a responsible manner, respecting the rights of others, and taking care with the use of the equipment. Computer and Internet settings may not be changed or computers rebooted by anyone other than library staff.

Library Staff may impose restrictions, such as time limits, on the use of Library equipment. Due to the limited number of Internet workstations, each patron will receive one computer session, up to 60 minutes in length, per day. Additional sessions will not be granted, even if a patron does not use the whole 60 minutes of their session. While respecting an individual user's right to privacy, Library staff reserves the right to monitor to use of Internet workstations to ensure compliance with the policy. Staff may ask users to remove themselves from Library equipment including Internet access may result in suspension of Library privileges.

 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Lenox Township Library Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Procedures and Guidelines
Lenox Township Library Written Public Summary of FOIA

FOIA requests to the Library can be sent by email or mail to:
Email: lenstaff@libcoop.net
Lenox Township Library
ATTN: FOIA Coordinator
58976 Main Street
New Haven, MI 48048