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Library User Guide

Joining and Using Our Libraries

  1. Membership for adults costs €2.50 per annum. Membership for children, young adults and third level students in full time education is free of charge.
  2. Evidence of identification (eg driving licence, passport, utility bill) is required to register.
  3. Children and young adults are required to have a parent or guardian act as co-signatory to their membership application.
  4. A Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) is associated with each library card. You may need your PIN to access some services. If you do not have a PIN you may obtain it at the desk in any of our libraries on presentation of your library card. Please guard your PIN carefully.
  5. Age restrictions on any library item must be adhered to and the libraries strongly encourage and promote the exercise of parental responsibility in this matter.
  6. Bring your library card with you each time you visit the library as it will enable you to carry out a range of activities such as issuing and renewing library materials or booking and using a computer. Computers may not be used without production of your current, valid library card.
  7. Your library card may be used at any library branch in Co. Longford.
  8. Adults, young adults and third level students may borrow up to six items, while children may borrow up to four items.
  9. The loan period is normally twenty-one days with the exception of special categories of materials. Library materials may be renewed in person, by telephone or online at www.longfordlibrary.ie, provided no other customer has requested the items.
  10. You may renew items up to a maximum of three times.
  11. Fines for overdue material will be charged with the amount determined from time to time and as displayed in the library.
  12. Loss /Damage to Library Materials or Property: Library customers, or their guarantors, are responsible for any items lost or damaged while on loan to them. Customers will reimburse the library for loss or damage to books or other items, including library property, and will have borrowing and computer privileges withdrawn until the matter is rectified.
  13. Loss of your library card should be notified to the library immediately as you are responsible for all transactions on your card prior to this notification.
  14. Food must not be consumed in the library.
  15. You must be a registered library member in order to use internet and computer services. A detailed computer usage policy is on display in the library and available to download from www.longfordlibrary.ie.
  16. Computer sessions may be booked by telephone or in person.
  17. Longford County Library cannot accept responsibility for material lost or corrupted while being processed on our computers.
  18. Longford County Library cannot accept responsibility for the quality of information contained on any website accessed in our libraries.
  19. Viewing of offensive or pornographic material and websites will result in immediate withdrawal of all I.C.T and library services.
  20. Longford County Library is compliant with all relevant Health and Safety legislation and provides a safe place for its employees and customers. Longford County Library reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone who behaves in an abusive or threatening manner to library staff or customers.
  21. Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times in our libraries. Longford County Library adheres to national child protection guidelines.
  22. Anyone who is in breach of any of these regulations may have all rights of admission withdrawn with immediate effect.