Lending Guidelines

Lending Guidelines

Lending Guidelines


Any resident of Atoka, Carter, Johnston, Love or Murray county is eligible for a free library card. Cards are issued to minors, age
fourteen (14) and under, with the signature of a parent or legal guardian acknowledging responsibility for library materials checked
out by the child. Non-residents are required to pay a yearly fee of $25.00. A SOLS library card can be used at any SOLS library.
By accepting and signing a library card from the SOLS, customers accept responsibility for using all library materials and Computer/
Internet services appropriately.


Loan Periods

Books & Audio Books 2 weeks
DVDs 1 week - Limited to four (4) per individual or family (household)
Magazines/Newspapers 1 week
Current Best Sellers may be limited to one (1) week


Checkout Limits

25 TOTAL ITEMS including up to four (4) DVDs per family/household and five (5) magazines/newspapers.
New Borrowers may have no more than two (2) items checked out at any given time for the first two (2) months.
Reciprocal Borrowing - Any patron who has a library card in the Southeastern District Library System is eligible for a reciprocal card
with the Southern Oklahoma Library System.
Patrons may not check out more than three (3) items on a single topic at the same time.


Overdues

SOLS requests that items be returned in a timely manner.
Patrons may not check out additional materials if they have more than four (4) overdue items or have charges/fees on their account.
Patrons will be sent one (1) overdue notice within two (2) weeks after materials have become overdue. After 56 days, the materials
are considered lost and patrons will be turned over to a collection agency.
Patrons will be fined $1.00 per item per day for overdue DVD materials.


Holds

Up to five (5) items may be placed on hold at any one time.
Interlibrary loan requests will be limited to five per month from outside SOLS libraries.
Interlibrary loan requests should be placed at a SOLS library or a non-SOLS library, but not both.


Renewals

Items, with the exception of DVDs and current Best Sellers may be renewed once, either by phone, * online or in person if
renewal period has not been exceeded.



Book Drops

For your convenience, each SOLS library has an outside book drop to return items, except for. . .DVDs or audio books and NetBooks as
they may be damaged (especially in the heat of summer).


Returns

Library materials may be returned to any SOLS library.