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Circulation
Circulation Desk Patten Library

 


How to get a Library Card


Residents and taxpayers of Bath, Arrowsic, Georgetown, West Bath, and Woolwich are eligible for a library card. Please note the following conditions for participation:

  • Proof of address or tax bill is required to obtain a card;
  • Non-residents may purchase a card annually for $50
  • Lost cards will be replaced for $1.

Please report lost or stolen cards immediately! Materials checked out on your card are your responsibility.



Loan Policies

  • Loan Period
    Regular loan materials may be checked out for 3 weeks.
    VHS/DVD circulate for 1 week.
    CD-ROMs circulate for 1 week.
    Please ask about extended loans if you have vacation plans or special circumstances.

  • Late Fees
    Late charges are calculated from the due date at the following rates: 10¢ daily, not to exceed $5 per item. VHS/DVD & CD-ROM: $1 daily, not to exceed $5.

  • Returns
    For your convenience, a book return is provided by the front entrance for easy drop off when the library is closed. Fragile materials such as VHS/DVD and audio tapes should be returned inside at the circulation desk. Do not include money with materials in the book return.


Please report lost or stolen cards immediately! Materials checked out on your card are your responsibility.

 

  • How to reserve a book:

    Reserves

    You may place online reserves through our online catalog for materials that we own. You may also reserve these materials in person, by telephone or e-mail pflreference@patten.lib.me.us by supplying us with the author and title and your name and phone number.
    You will be notified when the material you want is available.

    Interlibrary Loans
    Online requests for books not owned by our library may be placed through our online catalog. There is no fee for this service. You may also initiate interlibrary loan requests for books, magazine articles, and selected audios and VHS/DVD in person, by telephone, or e-mail pflinterlibraryloan@patten.lib.me.us by supplying us with the author and title and your name, phone number, and library card number. You will be notified when the material you want is available.

  • How to renew a book:

    Renewals
    Library materials may be renewed once unless an item has been reserved by another patron or is overdue.

    Books marked "new", VHS/DVD & CD-ROMs are renewable. Items may be renewed one time, so long as no one else is waiting for a copy.

    Interlibrary loan materials are renewable unless they are from out-of-state.

    You may renew an item by phone 443-5141, in person at the Circulation Desk, or to
    Renew a book online (click here).


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Contact:pfl@patten.lib.me.us