Loan Periods and Reserves

ITEMS LOAN PERIOD RENEWALS RESERVES FINES
LOST/DAMAGED
ITEMS
Books & Magazines 3 weeks Items may be renewed twice Yes fine free
(if lost, replacement cost)
Quick Read Books 7 days No No fine free
(if lost, replacement cost)
Audio Books (CDs, MP3s Play-a-ways, etc) 3 weeks Items may be renewed twice Yes fine free
(if lost, replacement cost)
CD-ROMs & Language flash drives 7 days Items may be renewed twice Yes fine free
(if lost, replacement cost)
Videos & DVDs:
General Library Collection
7 Days No No fine free
(if lost, replacement cost)
Friends Museum Passes 1 Day No No fine free
(if lost, replacement cost)
  • Loan Periods
  • Extended loan periods may be granted with permission from the Children’s Librarian, Head of Reference or the Head of Circulation provided there are no reserves on the material.
  • Reserves
  • Reserves may be placed on any materials that may be borrowed from this Library or any other MVLC Library online through the Library catalog. Reserves may also be placed in person or by phone. If you have a question about requesting items, please contact the Reference Desk at 978-688-9505 option #3.
  • When the reserved item is available for pick up, the patron is notified by e-mail (preferred) or phone. An item is held for 7 calendar days from the time of notification.
  • Patron Online Account
  • Patrons may access their accounts through the online catalog to renew materials, place holds and manage requested items, and track due dates on borrowed materials.
  • Fines
  • Although Stevens Memorial Library does not charge fines on its material, patrons who borrow items¬† through us from others or directly from other libraries are subject to the fine policies of the owning locations.
  • Overdues
  • Materials are overdue the day after they are due back. There is a one day grace period which means fines will be collected two days after the due date.
  • Materials kept out 30 days beyond the due date will be billed to the borrower as a lost item. If the item is returned, the charge is removed from the borrower record.
  • ¬†Failure to return library materials results in the suspension of Borrowing Privileges.
  • Fifteen or more items overdue results in the suspension of Borrowing Privileges.
  • Damaged and Lost Items
  • Materials lost, stolen or damaged, etc. are the responsibility of borrowers and must be paid for by them. Once an item is paid for, no refund will be given.