Library Policies

Obtaining a Library Card

Library membership is free to residents and taxpayers of Camden and to all school children in Knox and Waldo counties. Non-residents may purchase a card, and summer residents may purchase a temporary card for a three-month period. Library users must possess a card to enjoy many library services. A photo ID and proof of current address are required to obtain a card.

Residents………………Free – No Charge
Non-residents………..$35
Temporary (3 months)……$15

Our Lending Guidelines

Loan period

Books, etc. 14 days
DVDs 7 days

Holds

Materials that are checked out or on order may be reserved. You will be notified when the item you want is available.

Renewals

New books – one renewal.
Videos or DVDs – one renewal

All other materials – five renewals. Unless reserved by other borrowers, materials may be renewed over the telephone or on-line using your library card’s barcode number.

Late Fees

Books, tapes, etc………$.10 a day
Videos/DVDs……………$1 a day
Kindles…………………….$1 a day

Accrued fines over $5 will result in the loss of library privileges. All outstanding fines must be paid at the time of renewal of a library card.

Lost Materials

The borrower will be charged the full cost for lost books, videos, tapes, etc.

Inter-library Loans

Materials not owned by our Library or our consortium may be obtained through an out-of-state inter-library loan. There is usually a charge for this service.