Material Checkout Policy
Library materials may be loaned to anyone with a current library card that is a resident of the Plum Creek Library System, has a temporary card, has a non-resident card, or has a current library card that has been issued by another Minnesota library system.
Patrons must be in good standing in order to check out new items or renew items. Good standing means he/she has no more than $5.00 in outstanding fines, no more than five overdue items, no unpaid lost items, or any other unpaid charges assessed by the library. Patrons agree to abide by this policy when they sign their library card and registration form.
A maximum of 25 items at a time may be borrowed by a patron in good standing. A maximum of 5 items at a time may be borrowed by a Non-Minnesota resident.
Any patron in good standing may request interlibrary loan of materials which are not in the Redwood Falls Public Library. These requests for materials from other libraries will be honored under the terms of the Plum Creek Library System loan policy.
A patron may request to be put on a waiting list for materials at no charge.
A patron is responsible for returning all library materials in good condition. In the case of loss, theft, or damage, the patron will be charged the full replacement cost of the damaged item. All library materials should be kept from extreme heat and cold conditions.
Overdue items will incur a fine for each day that item is overdue.
Books may be checked out for 21 days and may be renewed once, by phone if necessary, unless a hold has been placed on the item(s).
Periodicals, except for the current copy, may be checked out for 21 days. Periodicals may be renewed once, unless a hold has been placed on the item(s).
Music & Books on CD
CDs may be checked out for 21 days and may be renewed once, unless a hold has been placed on the item(s). Copyright laws prohibit the copying of either music or book format discs. A maximum of five CDs may be borrowed at one time.
Outdoor Learning Kits
Outdoor Learning Kits may be checked out for 7 days and may be renewed once, unless a hold has been placed on the item(s).
Puzzles may be checked out for 21 days and may be renewed once, unless a hold has been placed on the item(s).
Cake Pans may be checked out for 7 days and may not be renewed.
Reference books may not be removed from the library unless they are from the circulating reference collection. Such items may be checked out for 2 days.
E-Book checkouts and renewals are determined by the platform used. Please check guidelines.
E-Audiobook checkouts and renewals are determined by the platform used. Please check guidelines.
- Movies may be checked out by patrons who are 14 years of age or older for 7 days unless prior arrangements have been made with the library.
- Parents may allow children under 14 years of age to check out movies on their card with a signed note from the parent or guardian.
- Movies may be renewed once at the discretion of the library. Boxed DVD sets may be checked out for 21 days.
- Five movies may be borrowed at one time.
- The library assumes no responsibility for damage caused to a borrower’s DVD or videocassette player while using library materials.
- Copyright laws limit the library’s movies to home viewing only and prohibit duplication.
Copyright law: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the reproduction, distribution, adaptation, public performance and public display of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified by law, nonprofit libraries are authorized to lend, lease, or rent copies of computer programs to patrons on a nonprofit basis for nonprofit purposes. Any person who makes an unauthorized copy or adaptation of the computer program, or redistributes the loan copy, or publicly performs or displays the computer program, except as permitted by Title 17 of the U.S. Code, may be liable for copyright infringement. The library reserves the right to refuse to fulfill a loan request if, in our judgment, fulfillment of the request would lead to violation of the copyright law.
Audiovisual Equipment Rental
Overhead projector, portable screen, and LCD projector are $5.00 per day and may be rented for one day.
Adopted and approved by the Library Commission on March 24, 1997; reviewed and amended May 29, 2003
Approved and amended by the Redwood Falls City Council on July 19, 2005.
Adopted and approved by the Redwood Falls City Council June 3, 2014.
Approved and amended by Library Commission on March 28, 2016
Adopted and approved by the Redwood Falls City Council on July 19, 2016.
Recommended change May 23, 2017.
Revised January 2020.