1. Bulletin Board Policy Read more
1. All items for posting must be delivered to the Main Circulation Desk.
2. All items must have the date on which the material was submitted on the front of the material.
3. Items will be posted by Abbot Library staff members.
4. Old items will be periodically removed from the bulletin board by Abbot Library staff members after an event or, for nonevents, after two weeks. Approved by the Board of Trustees, January, 1998.
2. Cell Phones Read more
3. Circulation Policies Read more
|Type of Material Updated 1/15/14||Loan Period||Limit||Number of Renewals||Fine Per Day||Maximum Fine|
|Quick Pick Fiction or Non-Fiction||14 days||1||none||$ .10||$ 3.00|
|New Fiction and Fiction||14 days||none||2||.10||3.00|
|New Non-Fiction and Non-Fiction||14 days||none||2||.10||3.00|
|Books on Cassette*||14 days||10||2||.10||3.00|
|Books on CD*||14 days||10||2||.10||3.00|
|Music CD’s||14 days||10||2||.10||3.00|
|Videos ($1 rental fee)||7 days||none||none||1.00||6.00|
|Videos for Seniors ( no rental fee)||7 days||none||none||1.00||6.00|
|DVD’s ($1 rental fee)||7 days||5||none||1.00||6.00|
|DVD’s Non-Fiction (no rental fee)||7 days||5||none||1.00||6.00|
|DVD’s Non-Fiction or Feature Film for Seniors (no rental fee)||7 days||5||none||1.00||6.00|
|DVD/Book (no rental fee) (Teaching Company)||14 days||2||2||.10||3.00|
|Museum Passes||1 day||1 per wk.||none||2.00||none|
|All Children’s Material except DVD’s and Videos (which have the same 7 day loan period & fines as adult DVD’S and Videos)||14 days||Same as adult||2||.05||2.00|
|Book Club Kit||5 weeks||1 kit||none||$10.00||$30.00|
*Limit for these AV materials (books on cd, or cassette, or (playaway) is a combined total of 10.
Patrons who owe over $5.00 or have a billed item on their record are not allowed to check out materials.
4. Conflict of Interest Statement Trustees of Abbot Public Library Marblehead, MA 01945 Read more
• ask for or accept anything (regardless of its value), if it is offered in exchange for agreeing to perform or not perform an official act.
• ask for or accept anything worth $50 or more from anyone with whom a Trustee has official dealings.
• hire, promote, or otherwise influence the employment by the Library of anyone in their immediate family or their spouse’s immediate family.
• take any type of official action which will affect the financial interests of their immediate family or their spouse’s immediate family, a business partner, private employer or other organization for which the Trustee serves on a board.
• represent anyone (a company, association, friend or even a charitable organization) except the Library in any matter that the Library has an interest to any other government agency.
• disclose confidential information, data, or material which a Trustee has gained or learned as a member of the Board.
• take any action that could create an appearance of impropriety, or could cause an impartial observer to believe his/her official actions are tainted with bias or favoritism, unless he/she make a proper, public disclosure including all the relevant facts.
• use his or her official position to obtain unwarranted privileges, or any type of special treatment, for his/her self or anyone else. For instance, Trustees may not approach employees or vendors of the Library to propose private business dealings.
• use Library resources for political or private purposes (such as office equipment). Additional information is also available from the State Ethics Commission at http://www.mass.gov/ethics/ Approved by the Board of Trustees, January 8, 2001.
5. Emergency Closing of the Building Read more
6. Gift Giving Read more
7. Internet Use Policy Read more
8. Library Card Policy Read more
9. Meeting/Conference Room Policy Read more
1. Library programs and events have priority for Meeting/Conference Room use.
2. Groups associated with the Library, such as the Friends of the Library, the Board of Trustees, etc. may use the Meeting and/or Conference Room at no charge.
3. Official Town Departments and Committees may use the rooms at no charge.
4. Groups which are co-sponsoring a program with the Library will not pay a fee.
5. Checks for fees are to be made payable to the Town of Marblehead at the rate of $25.00 for the Meeting Room and $10.00 for the Conference Room.
6. All programs, meetings, etc. must be open to the general public.
7. Absolutely no admission fees may be charged or donations solicited, with the exception of the Friends of the Library and the Second Century Fund. Any group may send a written request to the Board of Trustees asking that an exception be made, recognizing that this is rarely granted.
8. Commercial solicitation is not allowed. Persons from companies may give general presentations but may not advertise their own firms.
9. Any material advertising a program to be held in the Meeting Room must make it clear that the Abbot Public Library is not a sponsor. All material must be submitted for approval prior to distribution.
10. There is no charge for the use of kitchen facilities; however, groups are responsible for cleaning up and for the cost of replacing any lost or damaged equipment.
11. For Library sponsored events, the Trustees will allow the authors and entertainers performing in Library sponsored programs the opportunity to sell books, tapes, CDs and videos as applicable. Approved by the Board of Trustees, November, 1995. Awarded, November, 1999.
10. Unaccompanied Children Under Seven Read more
- All children under the age of 7 must have an adult or a responsible person 13 years or older with them at all times while they are anywhere in the Library.
- No library staff member is authorized to accept responsibility for the supervision or care for any minor child left alone or unattended at the Library at any time with the following exception: Exception: Children ages 4-7 may be left at Library sponsored programs if the person responsible remains in the building. Approved by the Board of Trustees, July 6, 1999.