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Library Policies

A brief overview of rules and regulations for using the Bondurant Community Library. Full policies are provided in the links to the left.

 

The library board has established these policies to govern the library. These policies serve as a blueprint for effective library operation, underscore the library's service philosophy, and ensure that customers receive consistent service.  The policies are reviewed regularly to help guarantee that they remain timely.  Complete policies can be viewed at the library, or click on the links at the left to view more detailed policies.

 

Library Cards-     

There is no charge for a library card. Current identification and proof of address is necessary to receive a card. Parents or guardians of children under 18 years of age must complete an application for their children. 
     

Internet Usage-    

We have 10 computers available for Internet use for Bondurant Community Library cardholders. All users must read the Patron Internet Use Policy. Library staff assumes that those under the age of 18 have parental permission to use library resources, including the Internet, unless notified otherwise by the parent or guardian. All computer users must be in good standing with the library to access the library's computers.

 

Library Meeting Room Use-

 

BCL has a Community Meeting Room available for public use, with a total capacity of 91 people.  Library events take priority over public events, and all meetings scheduled must be open to the general public.  Persons interested in scheduling the Meeting Room should contact the library directly at (515) 967-4790.  The Meeting Room can be scheduled up to three months in advance, but not further out in time in order to preserve library priority.  Click here for the full Meeting Room policy.

 

Suspension of Privileges-     

Patrons who accumulate $5.00 or more in fines will not be allowed to check out library materials, use library video games or library Internet until the fine is paid below the $5.00 limit.
        

Privacy of Records and Confidentiality-    

All records, formal and informal, in the Bondurant Community Library relating to patron registration and the subsequent circulation by patrons of materials are considered to be confidential in nature. Parents should be aware that, as provided in Section 22.7(13) of the Code of Iowa, they cannot have access to records of what their child checks out. This code states that libraries may not reveal to another party any titles checked out by any individual. This law includes materials borrowed by children and requests by parents for this information. All borrowers, including children, may request this information from their own borrowing records. Parents of young children may wish to check out materials for their child on the parent's card to facilitate access to this information. Parents may want to have young children give them custody of their child's card; in that case parents may present the card or user number to the librarian. Library accounts for which a bill for lost or overdue library materials has been sent may be revealed to parents of minor children, a collection agency, or law enforcement personnel