Board Game Lending Policy

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The Library, at its discretion will make board games available for circulation.


Borrowers must have a valid library card from the Deerfield Public Library. Deerfield Public Library board games are not available for reciprocal borrowers, or for interlibrary loan, including LINKin.

Loan Period/Availability

Borrowers may borrow any number of board games. The lending period is twenty-one (21) days. Borrowers can obtain the board games at the Reference Desk. Holds and Renewals are permitted. Board games must be returned directly to a Deerfield Public Library staff member at the Information Desk. Deerfield Public Library board games may not be returned to other libraries or returned to the book drop.

Fines and Liability

The board game is not considered returned until all items within the case have been returned to the library in working condition. If any pieces are missing upon return, the library reserves the right to refuse acceptance of the item until all items are returned. Late fees are charged in addition to any charges for item components not returned in original working condition.

There is a $1.00 per day late fee per item. Borrowers will be charged a $5.00 fee for returns to the drop box or to other libraries, in addition to the replacement cost for any damage incurred. The borrower is responsible for proper return of the board game and components.

Please report any damage or missing parts immediately to Library staff.

Approved by the DPL Board of Trustees November 16, 2016