Discovery Kits Lending Policy

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The Library, at its discretion will make Discovery Kits available for circulation.

Borrowers must have a valid library card from the Deerfield Public Library or they must be a reciprocal borrower. Deerfield Public Library Discovery Kits are not available for interlibrary loan, including LINKin.

Loan Period/Availability
Borrowers may borrow one Discovery Kit at a time. The lending period is one (1) week. Borrowers can obtain the Discovery Kits at the Youth Services Desk. Holds and Renewals are permitted. Discovery Kits must be returned directly to a Deerfield Public Library staff member at the Youth Services Desk. Deerfield Public Library Discovery Kits may not be returned to other libraries or returned to the book drop.

Fines and Liability
The Discovery Kit 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 $0.20 per day late fee per item. Borrowers will be charged a $5.00 fee for returns to the drop box or to other libraries. The borrower is responsible for proper return of the Discovery Kit and its components. Borrowers are responsible for the full replacement cost of any damage or loss incurred to the kit as noted on the kit.

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

Adopted: June 21, 2017