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Borrowing Policy:

(Revised September 17, 2007)

Checking Out Materials
Reserving Materials
Renewing Materials
Returning Materials
Fines and Fees
Lost and Damaged Materials


Checking Out Materials

All borrowers must be registered and present a valid library card from Moon Township Public Library or another eiNetwork library when checking out materials. For information about obtaining and using library cards, please see our Library Cards FAQ.

Borrowers who have accumulated unpaid fines of $10.00 or more will be denied borrowing privileges.

While Moon Library subscribes to the belief of free access to material and wishes to encourage library use, certain limits must be placed to accord equal access to all patrons. This is especially true when there are a limited number of resources on a particular subject or in a particular medium or when circumstances create an increased need. For further information, please see our table of Loan Periods, Lending Limits, and Late Fees.

As a general rule, reference materials, current magazines, newspapers, and textbooks do not circulate.

A librarian may establish the loan period for special collections and materials that are in great demand, such as for student projects, or materials in new formats. In addition, a librarian may extend a loan period of an item owned by Moon Township Public Library for special circumstances such as long-term travel, illness, etc.

In cases where an item is not owned by Moon Township Public Library, a librarian should contact the owning library for approval before extending a loan period.

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Reserving Materials

There are 3 ways to put your name on the waiting list for a circulating item owned by Moon Township Public Library or another eiNetwork library:

  1. Speak to a staff member at the circulation desk
  2. Call the library at 412-269-0334
  3. Use the Online Catalog (Note: If you your card has expired or you owe $10.00 or more in fines, you will not be able to reserve materials using the Online Catalog)

If no eiNetwork library owns the item you want and the item is not a current year fiction or audiovisual title, you may be able to borrow the item from a library outside the network via interlibrary loan. To do this, use methods 1 or 2 above or fill out an Interlibrary Loan Request Form.

There is no charge for reserving materials unless the owning library requires a fee.

When materials you have reserved are ready for pickup, you will be notified automatically via the email address or phone number on your patron record. If you need to update your personal information or sign up for email notification, please speak to a staff member or use My Account.

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Renewing Materials

Any circulating item may be renewed 2 consecutive times per household unless the item is part of the "Orange Dot" Bestseller Collection or the item has been reserved by another patron.

Materials borrowed via interlibrary loan must be renewed by the Interlibrary Loan Department at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and are subject to their regulations and the policies of the owning libraries.

You can renew materials on or before the day they are due using one of the following methods:

  1. Bring the materials to the library circulation desk
  2. Use the Automated Telephone Renewal Service
  3. Use My Account (Note: If your card has expired, you owe $10.00 or more in fines, or your items are overdue or have been reserved by other patrons, you will not be able to renew your items using My Account)

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Returning Materials

Materials owned by Moon Township Public Library and other eiNetwork libraries may be returned to any eiNetwork library regardless of where they were originally checked out.

If you are not sure when your materials are due, please contact Moon Township Public Library at 412-269-0334 or use My Account to check the status of your items.

Materials that are placed in the book drops after the library closes will be checked in on the next day that the library is open. No overdue fines will be charged for the day the materials were returned or for any intervening days that the library is closed prior to check in.

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Fines and Fees

For information about library fines, please see our table of Loan Periods, Lending Limits, and Late Fees.

Overdue fines begin accruing the day after an item is due and fines are only charged for days that the library is open. The fine for each item accrues to the cost of the item, with the maximum fine being $10.00 or the cost of the item, whichever figure is lower.

Overdue fines for items borrowed from libraries outside the network via interlibrary loan are subject to the policies of the owning libraries.

Fines may be paid at the circulation desk using cash or a check. If your fines exceed $2.00, you may use Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card to pay your fines online.

Lost and Damaged Materials

The charge for a damaged Moon Township Public Library item varies according to its original cost, the cost to repair the item, and other factors. Assessment is determined by the supervising librarian.

The charge for a lost or damaged Moon Township Public Library barcode is $2.00.

If you lose an item that belongs to Moon Township Public Library, please report the loss to the library and you will be charged the cost of the item plus a $5.00 processing fee. If you find the item within 30 days of payment, you may return the item to the library for a full refund.

You have the option to purchase a replacement as long as it is an exact duplicate of the lost item, but there is still a $5.00 processing fee.

Charges for lost or damaged items borrowed from other eiNetwork libraries or from libraries outside the network via interlibrary loan are subject to the policies of the owning libraries.

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1700 Beaver Grade Road, Suite 100   Moon Township, PA 15108   |   Phone: 412-269-0334   |   moontwp@einetwork.net
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Moon Township Public Library is funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Allegheny Regional Asset District, the Township of Moon, and contributions from patrons like you.

 
 

Last Updated: March 13, 2012

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