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Borrowing Policies
Getting a Library Card PDF Print E-mail

Residents of the Borough of Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township, over age 5, can obtain library cards with proper identification. This includes but is not limited to a student ID or driver's license. Patrons residing outside the Borough of Hellertown or Lower Saucon Township must show proof of an ACCESS Library membership in order to obtain a library card.

Residents of the Borough of Freemansburg may purchase subscription library service for a fee of $20.00 per year. For more information, please click here.

By signing the library card you accept responsibility for all items borrowed and any charges incurred.   It is important that you never share your library card with someone else.

You must present your library card to borrow materials.  If you lose your library card, there is a $3.00 replacement fee. 

 
Book Drop PDF Print E-mail

Please return audiobooks, videos, DVDS, compact discs, video games, and computer software inside the library. Do not leave these materials in the outside book drop. Items become overdue at closing time on their due date. Every day at closing time all items not returned but due that day are considered overdue. If the item is put in the book drop after the library has closed for the day the item will not be checked in until the next day making the item one day late. Fines do not accumulate when the library is closed for an entire day (Sundays, holidays, etc.).

 
Fines PDF Print E-mail
Material Per day Max
Books/Magazines $0.25 $10.00
Audiobooks $0.25 $10.00
DVDs $1.00 $10.00
Compact Discs $1.00 $10.00
Video Games $1.00 $30.00


Borrowing privileges will be suspended for the entire family, if a family member's fine total equals or exceeds $10.00. This includes computer use. Please pay your overdue fines! The fines help the library to purchase new materials.

 
Borrowing Privileges PDF Print E-mail
Material Type Loan Period
Books & Magazines 3 weeks
Audiobooks 3 weeks
DVDs 1 week
Compact Discs (music) 1 week
Video Games 1 week

Please keep in mind, library materials are due by closing time of their due date.

Items may be renewed over the telephone or online.  If renewing over the telephone, please have your library card number ready.  Items that are on hold may not be renewed.  Items are rewnewed for their regular loan period from the day they are renewed. 

 


Upcoming Events

Wed Oct 01, 2014 @ 6:30PM -
Wednesday Night Book Club
Wed Nov 05, 2014 @ 6:30PM -
Wednesday Night Book Club
Wed Dec 03, 2014 @ 6:30PM -
Wednesday Night Book Club
Wed Jan 07, 2015 @ 6:30PM -
Wednesday Night Book Club
Wed Feb 04, 2015 @ 6:30PM -
Wednesday Night Book Club