The Library Board reserves the right of the Library Director to modify policies to better serve Library patrons and the Hennessey community.

All matters of this policy are also subject to the approval of the Town Council of the Town of Hennessey.

Individuals or groups wishing to request a waiver of any of the terms of Library policies may apply first to the Library Board in regular meeting and, if not satisfied, to the Town Council in regular meeting. The request must be placed on the agenda of either meeting no less than 72 hours before the scheduled time of the meeting.

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Business Services

The Hennessey Public Library will make the following business services available to the public:

  • Copying
  • Scanning
  • Faxing
  • Emailing
  • DVD Cleaning

I.  FEES

Copying and/or Printing in Black and White—10 cents per page (25 cents per page if staff does it for you)

Copying and/or Printing in Color—$1 per page

Scanning—$1 per page

Emailing—$1 per page

Faxing—$1 per page

Copies and faxes received will be held for one week if payment is not made at time of printing and will be destroyed if not purchased within that time. Payment will not be accepted prior to printing. The patron is responsible for paying for every page printed even when printing occurs in error unless it is a staff error. Patrons should note that one side equals one page; thus, double-sided printing/copying/scanning equals two pages.

DVD Cleaning—$2 per DVD

Beginning in January 2020, the Library staff will offer DVD cleaning/repairing services for up to 5 personal DVDs or CDs per day per person. (Blu-Ray discs will not be accepted.) Each disc must be submitted in a case or plastic sleeve.

Patrons may wait or discs can be dropped off for cleaning. If more than one patron brings in DVDs for cleaning at the same time, there may be a 15-minute wait between patrons to allow the disc cleaning machine to cool. If a patron drops off their discs for cleaning, the patron will be required to show a photo ID when returning to claim their DVDs.

The fee must be paid upon pick up of items. Patrons should note that a double-sided disc will incur a charge of $4 rather than $2.

The Hennessey Public Library will not provide refunds for any item that still does not work after a cleaning/repair has been made. Please note not all discs can be repaired; discs with deep scratches, have been exposed to heat or chemicals, or have chipping are considered damaged beyond repair. While most repaired discs will be returned in a like new condition, there may be a slight, barely noticeable circular pattern created during the repair process or there may be text worn away near the center of the disc. This is normal and cannot be avoided. It should not affect the playability of the repaired disc.

Discs left at the Library longer than two weeks after cleaning/repair will be considered a donation to the Library and handled as per our Donations Policy.

The Hennessey Public Library is providing this DVD cleaning/repairing service “as is” and disclaims any and all warranties, whether expressed or implied. The patron will agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Hennessey Public Library and the Town of Hennessey from and against all suits, claims, actions, and expenses arising out of the use of this service.

II.  TIME LIMITATIONS

Copies that continue to print after closing time will not be available until the next business day. No scanning will be done after 5:45 pm. Items may be left for scanning the next business day. A contact number must be provided.

III.  COPYRIGHT

It is the responsibility of the patron to observe the copyright law.  This institution reserves the right to refuse a copy order that breaks the copyright law.

Title 17, United States Code, governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.  Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries are authorized to produce a photocopy or other reproduction.  One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or other reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research."  If a customer makes a request, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that customer may be liable for copyright infringement.

 

Reviewed and Revised 2-11-2016

Reviewed and Approved 5-14-2018
Revised 1-13-2020
Children's Safety Policy
Circulation and Library Cards Policy
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Computer Access and Internet Use Policy
Confidentiality of Patron Library Records Policy
Conflict of Interest Policy
Donations Policy
Meeting Room Use Policy
Patron Code of Conduct Policy
Photography in the Library Policy
Volunteerism Policy