VIDEO POLICY 

We have Family, Children, and Adult VHS's and DVD's which may be signed out for a 2 day rental or until the next day we are open.  We do not charge a rental fee for the videos when they are signed out, however we do CHARGE A FINE OF $1.50 A DAY FOR EVERYDAY THAT THE VIDEO IS OVERDUE.
*-You must be 18 or Over to sign out videos.
*-A child bringing a note from home will be refused.
*-Only 3 videos may be taken out per family or household.
*-Videos may be placed in the locked drop box before we open on the day they are due.
*-Please be sure to put the videos back in their cases before returning.

 FINES
    We charge .10 cents a day or .50 cents a week for all overdue books for each day that we are open.  Wednesdays, Sundays and Holidays that we are closed will not be charged. Audio Book Cassettes will be charged .25 cents a day or $1.25 a week.  If any of the Libraries materials are damaged or lost, the patron that signed them out is responsible for replacing the items or paying to the library the value of the items.

 COMPUTER/PRINTING POLICY

* No one under the age of 12 years without adult supervision.

* Maximum time 1 hour.

* Computers will be shut down 15 minutes before closing time.

* No food or drink near computers.

*Black & White print offs and copies are $.20 each, Color is $.25, Senior and Organizations are $.05 less. 

  All adult non-fiction, adult fiction, childrens, juvenile, young adult, and audio books may be taken out for two weeks (14 days).  A phone call is sufficient, call on the due date and please mark in the book 2 weeks later from that date.  Magazines are allowed to be taken out for one week (7 days).  We issue Library cards to all new and existing patrons.  All we need is your name, address, and phone number.  YOU ARE UNDER OBLIGATION TO NOTIFY US IF THERE IS AN ADDRESS OR PHONE NUMBER CHANGE.

The Cattaraugus Free Library has a policy that if the schools are closed due to poor weather than we are also CLOSED.

UNATTENDED CHILDREN POLICY

The Cattaraugus Free Library is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment that encourages child to visit the Library, use Library collections and services, and attend Library programs.  Library staff are available to assist and support children with their use of the Library resources.  However, the Library is not responsible for children who are left unattended on Library premises.  Unattended children are children of any age apparently unaccompanied by a parent, guardian, and/or responsible caregiver in the Library.

Parents, guardians and/or caregivers are solely responsible for the safety and behavior of their children.  They are advised that children, like all Library users, are expected to comply with the Library’s “Rules and Regulations” and a child who violates those rules may be asked to leave Library premises.  Parents, guardians and/or caregivers must inform themselves as to scheduled Library closing times and be aware that a Library facility sometimes may have to close unexpectedly due to emergencies or safety issues.  It is the responsibility of parents, guardians and/or caregivers to let their children know what they should do if they must leave the Library.

Library staff may call the police or other appropriate agency is a child otherwise appears to be at risk.