Douglas Public Library

Douglas Public Library

Borrowing Information

Circulation Policy

The Library makes its collection available to all users without regard to age, sex, national origin, physical disability or sexual orientation.

Library Cards

  • Complete a library card application;
  • Adults must present an acceptable picture ID showing current mailing address;
  • Minors (0-17) need a parent's or legal guardian's signature.  Parents must have a picture ID and verification of current address;
  • Patrons must present a library card to check out or reserve library materials and to use public computers.

Borrowing Privileges

  • Children under 14 may check out 5 books and one video if alone.  Adults may check out a maximum of 10 fiction and nonfiction books, including no more than 5 each of the Arizona collection, Southwest collection, audiocassettes and magazines, and 3 each of videos and/or compact discs;
  • Books, magazines, audiocassettes and compact discs check out for 21 days.  Videos and DVDs check out for 7 days.  Reference materials, current magazines, newspapers and software must be used in the library;
  • There will be no circulation of library materials to patrons with an outstanding fine of five dollars ($5.00) and/or excessive overdue materials;
  • A borrower with an unpaid fine of less than five dollars ($5.00) will be given a 30-day grace period before borrowing privileges are suspended.

Fines/Overdues for Library Materials

  • The fine for books, audiocassettes and magazines is ten cents ($0.10) per day late;
  • The fine for videos is one dollar ($1.00) per day late;
  • The maximum fine for each overdue item is five dollars ($5.00);
  • For library materials lost or damaged beyond repair, the patron will be charged the full price of the item, plus a processing fee of $3.50;
  • The fee for library card replacement is one dollar ($1.00).

Renewing Library Materials

  • Library materials can be renewed in person or by phone;
  • Items may be renewed as necessary if there are no outstanding requests on the item;
  • Interlibrary loan materials are renewed at the discretion of the lending library.

Reserve/Hold Library Materials

  • Patrons may reserve library materials in person or by phone with their card number;
  • Patrons will be notified by phone or postcard when the material is available for pick-up;
  • Patrons may reserve a computer in person or by phone.

Returning Library Material

  • Materials may be returned to the library by bringing them to the circulation desk during library hours;
  • Materials may be returned to the library book drop on F Avenue anytime.