Policies

Library Card Eligibility and Use Policy

Langley Adams Library Public Internet & Computer Use Policy

Library Cards

To register for a library card, patrons must present a form of identification showing name and current address. Identification can be a driver’s license, tax bill, and/or bill mailed to current address.  Children entering first grade are eligible for their own card.  Before the end of the school year, the Bagnall Kindergarten classes visit the library to receive their library cards. Anyone under 14 years of age, must have a parent present to sign the registration card.

Library cards issued at the Langley-Adams Library may be used at any of the 35 Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) Libraries.  Residents outside of the MVLC network may register for a Groveland card.  The cost of the card is $75.00, and allows all members of a family to use all 35 MVLC Libraries with full privileges.

Teachers in the Pentucket Regional School District are welcome to register for a teacher’s library card.  This card is valid for one school year, and is free.

Business owners are also welcome to register for a business card, and all employees of the business are eligible to use the card.  This card is valid for one year, and is free of charge.

Lost library cards may be replaced for a fee of $5.00.

Circulation Loan Periods

Books, magazines, audio books and music are loaned for a 3-week period.

DVDs are loaned for a 1-week period.

Items may be renewed unless it has been previously requested by another patron. Patrons may renew in person, by phone or online.  When calling to renew items, it is helpful to have the barcode number of the library card.

The Langley-Adams Library does not charge fines for items.  Other member Consortium Libraries may charge fees and fines.  Fines and fees can be paid at the Langley-Adams Library if patrons wish to pay them at the time of checkout.

Overdue materials will generate reminder notices. Patrons will be notified by a phone call, notices sent through the mail or by e-mail.  Patrons will also be reminded at the Front Desk when checking out if there are any outstanding materials and/or fines or fees.

Interlibrary Loan

Patrons may request items from other MVLC libraries through the online catalog. You will be asked to log into your account using your Library Card number and PIN number.  Patrons may also request items in person or over the phone.

Patrons may also request materials not found in the MVLC catalog through the Virtual Catalog or by requesting Interlibrary Loan service at the library.  These requests generally take up to 10 days to arrive.

Privacy

By state law, all activity on a patron’s card is confidential, despite the age of the person. This means that children are afforded the same privacy and confidentiality rights as an adult.  This means that when an item is overdue, notices are given only to the child even though the parent is legally responsible for the actions of the minors in their households.

We do offer Family Library Cards, where the parent(s) are the main names on the card, but each child is also listed and may use that card to check out materials.

If you are picking up materials for another person, please have their library card with you.  This implies that the person is giving you permission to pick up items for them.  The person may also call the library and give the name of the person picking up the item for them, and it will be noted on the item that someone else has permission to pick the item up.