Ogunquit Memorial Library

In order to borrow materials from the Ogunquit Memorial Library it is necessary to have a valid record in the patron database.

Circulation Periods:

The following items may be checked out for 2 weeks:


Audio Books

Magazines (back issues only)


Note: ILL Inter Library Loan The circulation period for materials obtained from other libraries is determined by the owning library. These libraries may choose to limit the circulation period for specific items, or types of materials.

Renewing Materials:

Materials owned by the Ogunquit Memorial Library may be renewed 2 times unless there is a hold on that item. The renewal period is the same as the original circulation period. Items owned by other libraries may sometimes be renewed, however, the library owning the material may choose to limit the renewal period, or to not allow any renewals on specific materials.

How to Renew Materials: Materials may be renewed in person, by calling the library at 646-9024, or online at https://ogunquitlibrary.com/ and clicking on Log in to Your Library Account. Ask the librarian to help you with your account if you can’t log in.

Circulation Limits:

Due to demand the library has placed limits on the number of specific items that may be checked out:

Magazines (back issues only) – A maximum of 5 per person

Patrons are limited to having a maximum of 10 -items on their patron record at any given time.

Requesting Materials: It is possible to request material from the Portland Public Library through Inter Library Loan,ILL.

·Items requested through Inter Library Loan are usually ready for pick up within a week.

·Patrons are notified by phone or e-mail when the requested item is available.

· Patrons have 5 working days from the first notification to pick up the item. If the item is not picked up during this period, the item will be returned to the lending library.

· If the item sought is not in the catalog, a material purchase request may be placed in person or by phone. Patrons submitting material purchase requests will be notified only if the library decides not to purchase the item.

Fines and Fees: The Library no longer collects fines.The primary purpose of fines was to have the overdue item(s) returned to the library in an acceptable condition and thus continue to be available to other borrowers.

We request that you return items promptly for the use of other patrons.

An overdue notice will be sent when an item is 2 weeks overdue. A second notice will be sent when the item is 4 weeks overdue, the item will be declared Lost, and a block will be placed on the patron’s record that will restrict the patron from all library privileges until the book has been returned or the replacement fee has been paid.

· Lost items – When an item has not been returned in 30 days, the patron is notified that the item has been declared lost. Patrons who have items that have been declared lost will be charged the retail value of the item plus a $5.00 processing fee.

. Unpaid Fees: All unpaid fees may result in a permanent ban from all borrowing privileges or all library privileges. A person who knowingly fails to comply with the library policies concerning the return of materials may also be charged with a Class D crime. Source: Title 17-A: Maine Criminal Code Chapter 15 } 360: 1C.

Access to Library Materials:

Because parents and legal guardians are responsible for deciding what library materials are appropriate for their minor children, the library will not restrict the use of library collections, and therefore does not assume liability in a child’s choice of reading or viewing material.

Confidentiality of Library Records:

The Ogunquit Memorial Library safeguards the confidentiality and privacy of all borrower records, including those of juveniles, as defined by State and Federal Laws.

· Maine State Law, Title 27, Chapter 4-A, Section 121 states:

· A record maintained by any public library…is confidential if the record contains: A. A library patron’s personally identifying information, including but not limited to the library patron’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address; or B. Information that identifies a library patron as having requested, obtained or used books or other materials in any medium at the library or provided by the library. 2. Permitted release. A record designated confidential by subsection 1 may be released only with the express written permission of the library patron involved; to officers, employees, volunteers and agents of the library to the extent necessary for library administrative purposes; or as the result of a court order. This applies in all situations including the USA Patriot Act and the Freedom of Information Act.

· A valid record in the patron database is required for checkout of all materials.

· Possession of a library card is implied permission to use that card. If an individual presents another individual’s library card, whether from the same family or not, it is assumed that the person presenting the card has the permission of the card owner.

· When a library staff member contacts an individual regarding library materials, the staff member will not leave specific information about the titles of the materials with a third party or on an answering machine. Specific information will only be shared with the individual whose library card corresponds to the material.

· Procedures for compliance of requests for patron records are available for review in the Library’s Policy and Procedure notebook. Please see a librarian for more information.

Denial of Borrowing or Library Privileges:

Use of the library or its materials may be denied for inappropriate conduct as defined in the Library’s Behavior Policy, loss of materials, destruction or tampering with library property, or any illegal activities.

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