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Library Policies

With the creation of the joint City/College Library many of our policies are being rewritten and will be posted here as soon as they are completed. Please ask library staff for current information.

Comments or questions regarding library policies can be sent to library@grandview.wa.us or contact the Library Director at (509) 882-7036.

Library Card

A signed application must be on file for all library patrons. There is no charge for those living within the Grandview city limits, YVCC faculty and staff and currently enrolled YVCC students. Non-resident patrons will be charged $18.00 per year per patron card.

Prospective patrons must show a current Washington State Driver’s License or a Washington State I.D. card. If these are not available a social security number and birth date are accepted. Proof of residence must also be shown. If the address on the driver’s license or I.D. card is correct nothing further is necessary, however, if it is incorrect some other proof is needed. YVCC faculty, staff and students must show proof of current employment or enrollment.

Each application must have at least one local telephone number and although not required, a message number and/or email address is recommended. If the applicant is under 14 years of age or for any reason cannot legally enter into a contract, a financially responsible adult (whether parent or guardian) will be required to sign the application card and meet the same requirements as the applicant. (Complete Library Policy.)

Circulation

Basic Checkout Information

Books or periodicals are checked out for two weeks and may be renewed twice unless another patron has requested their use. Videos and DVDs are checked out for three library days (days the library is open). Video items may be renewed once but only if another patron has not requested the item. Audios have a two-week circulation period and one renewal is allowed. All items must be returned before closing time on the date due to avoid fines.

 

Video and Audio Resources

A maximum of five video items may be checked out at any given time. An exception is made when the video is part of a multi‑packaged combination (in which case the combination constitutes one item). Videos/DVDs can be checked out by anyone 18 years of age or older holding a valid Grandview Library card. Most of our video items are for HOME USE ONLY. Any infringement of this rule will revoke video checkout privileges. Unauthorized use is an infringement of copyright laws and criminal punishment could result. A patron may have up to five audios checked out at any given time.

 

Inter-Library Loan

Borrowing books from other libraries may be possible. Postage and any other charges will be passed on to the patron.

 

Internet & Computer Use

Grandview Library makes information available in a variety of formats, from print to audiovisual materials. In introducing the Internet as an information resource, the library’s goal is to enhance its existing collection in size and depth. As a public access agency, the library offers any citizen the opportunity to navigate the Internet for ideas, information and commentary that may be personally, professionally, and culturally enriching to individuals of all ages. The Internet is an unregulated medium enabling access to some material that may be offensive, disturbing, or illegal, which the library cannot successfully control or monitor. Individual users must accept responsibility for determining suitability of the content. Parents are encouraged to work closely with their children seeking material that is consistent with personal values.

To the extent practical, additional steps shall be taken to promote the safety and security of users covered under the Children’s Internet Protection Act, specifically: unauthorized access, including so-called ‘hacking,’ and other unlawful activities; and unauthorized disclosure, use and dissemination of personal information regarding minors. The Library shall receive permission from a parent or guardian before allowing Internet use to anyone under the age of 18.

Library computers are available on a first-come-first-served basis.