Library Policies

The following policies govern how we use our library.

Circulation Rules:

  • All library material except mobile Wi-Fi hotspots may be checked out for three (3) weeks.
  • Patrons must have a library card.
  • Up to ten (10) items can be checked out per patron at one time.
  • 3 DVDs at a time may be checked out per patron.

Fines:  

  • Overdue books: Reeves County Library does not charge late fines on overdue books, but see also our Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot policy.
  • Lost books:  Cost of the item to replace.

Overdue Policy:

  • Patrons assume responsibility for losses and overdue Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot fines.  Patrons must pay at least 25% of the fine in order to check out books.
  • Patrons must pay at least 10% of the fine in order to use a public computer.

Library Patron Code of Conduct

For the safety and well-being of all patrons, the Reeves County Library requires that patrons shall be engaged in activities associated with the use of the Library while on Library premises. Those not so engaged shall be required to leave the premises. Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated and may serve as grounds for removal from Library property.

The Library reserves the right to evict from Library premises and refuse further admission to any individuals and/or groups who infringe upon the rights of Library staff or patrons in their proper use of Library facilities, or who create disorder on the premises of the Library so as to interfere with the functions for which the Library was designed. Such behaviors include, but are not limited to:

Unattended Children: Children under 10 years of age are not to be left unattended in the Library. Children 10 years of age and younger must at all times be attended and supervised by a responsible adult (parent, guardian, or other caregiver, age 18 years or older) on Library premises.

Violations of Law: Committing or attempting to commit an activity in violation of state, federal, or local law, ordinance, or regulation is prohibited, including vandalism, theft, or endangering the safety of others.

Patrons violating this Patron Code of Conduct may result in suspension of Library privileges for a period commensurate with the severity of the offense, the patron's history of policy violations, and any other relevant factors. Library privileges include without limitation entering the Library premises, checking out Library materials, accessing Library computers, or attending Library programs. Patrons engaged in conduct that poses a serious imminent risk to health or safety may be immediately expelled from the Library premises without prior warning and with or without the assistance of local law enforcement. A suspension may be indefinite if the offense is severe. Library staff are authorized to contact the Reeves County Sheriff's Department to respond to such situations.