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Patron Handbook
Loan Policy

You may not lend CTBL materials to other people.

Loan Period for Audio and Large Print Books
The loan period begins from the date the patron receives the book. The length of the loan period for individual patrons is 1 month, for students 2 months and institutional deposit collections 3 months. If you have not finished reading or listening to your books, you can renew by extending the loan period. Please call the library.

We would like to remind patrons that the newest books are the most popular and always have a waiting list. If you could listen to or read and return these books in a timely fashion, other patrons will not have to wait as long.

Loan Period for Braille
The loan period for Braille books is 2 months from the date the patron receives the book.

Loan Period for Magazines
Magazines are circulated on cartridge and come directly from the producer in a plastic mailing container. The loan period for the magazine you receive will be announced on the cartridge. Not returning the cartridge when due can result in your magazine subscriptions suspended. If you have trouble with your magazines, please call the library.

Magazines coming from cTBL, including CTBL News, count as a book on your accont and need to be checked in. All magazines should be returned.

Please make sure the correct cartridge ends up in the correct mailing container.


Loan Period for Descriptive Video
The loan period for descriptive video is 1 month from the date the patron receives the video.
You will not be charged a fine for overdue materials; however, persistent failure to abide by the Loan Policy may result in suspension of service for up to 6 months. Overdue reminders are sent out after 6 months.

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