Borrowing Regulations for Community Members
Users who are not affiliated with the College may still borrow material by obtaining an Community Borrower's card. Users must present a valid proof of identification in order to borrow materials.
Normally, books charged have a loan period of 28 days (4 weeks).
There is a limit of 4 items a Community borrower may check out.
A patron is responsible for all items checked out in his/her name until those items clear our Circulation Desk. Books from the Darton State College Library may no longer be left in the Dougherty County Public Library book drops. There is an after hours book drop located near the front doors of the Darton State College Library for print books only.
Regular overdue fines are 10 cents per day per item. Books are due by closing on the date that appears on the patron’s record. Overdue fines are not charged for dates that the Library is closed.
Failure to receive notice of fines and overdue notices does not absolve one from library obligations. Overdue items, outstanding fines or other obligations may result in the suspension of library privileges and/or the flagging of College records. For further information please see FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS TO THE COLLEGE.
Updating a patron’s address with any other department of the College does not automatically update the Library's record, therefore, the patron is responsible for notifying the Circulation Desk if his/her address changes.
As long as a book has not been recalled or put on hold items may be renewed two times by bringing them into the library or by going to http://gilfind.darton.edu/ and viewing account information (see Accessing Your GIL Account Information OR Video how-to for Darton Library Account PIN :). (NOTE: Community Patrons will need to receive their GALILEO Password through their local Public Library). Items charged out manually need to be returned to the library for renewal. These charges may not appear online. Items CANNOT be renewed over the phone.
A Community Borrower may request a hold for items that are charged out to another patron.
Community Borrowers are not eligible for interlibrary loan; recalling charged items; borrowing Reserves, Reference, or other restricted library collections.
The loan period of items recalled by other users may be shortened. Items being recalled by another patron should be returned as soon as possible.
Items that are recalled or put on hold by another patron may not be renewed.
A patron who suspects that an item charged out in his/her name has been lost should report it as soon as possible to the Circulation Desk.
A patron who loses an item is responsible for reimbursing the Library for the replacement cost and any special processing fees. If the book is found later and returned in good condition, the price of the book is refundable. The processing fee is not refundable.
Patrons are responsible for the proper care of items that they have charged out. The cost of repair or replacement of damaged items will be billed to the borrower.
Please see General Policies for information on Searching Books (if not found on the designated shelf), Lost Books, Damaged Books, etcetera.
Rules and regulations of The Darton State College Library are to be followed. Failure to do so may result in the suspension of patron borrowing privileges.