1150 Route 20 South Rd,
Buckhannon, WV 26201
Phone - (304) 473-4219
FAX - (304) 473-4222
- You must always have your library card in order to checkout materials.
- When applying for a library card, you must present two forms of ID and proof of address.
- Library card applications must be filled out in the library in order to receive a card.
- The first library card is free, replacement cards will cost $3.
- Children under the age of 13 are required to have a parent or guardian sign their library card application in the library.
- Children ages 13-18 must have a parent or guardian sign their library card application. This age group does not have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian, but parents must sign the application.
- All parents/guardians signing for minors must be library patrons in good standing, provided they have a library card.
- A library card cannot be issued to an agency, organization or department without an individual representing the agency, organization or department signing the card application and being responsible for the account.
- All books check out for 28 days with the following exceptions:
- New books - 14 days (The ones with the yellow 14 day sticker on the spine.)
- Audiobooks check out for 14 days.
- DVDs and videos check out for 7 days (borrowers must be 18 years of age) - limit 5 videos/3 DVDs per person.
- WV Contractor's books and Study Guides - 7 days (indicated on book spine) WV Contractor's books, Nursing study guides, ASVAB, and GED books require a deposit that is refunded when the books are returned.
- Any item may be renewed two times if another patron has not placed a reserve on the item.
- Items may be renewed at the circulation desk, online or by phone.
- Books - $.10 per day (maximum of $5.00 per book) Fines are not charged on paperback books unless indicated on the book pocket.
- DVDs, Audiobooks, and Videos - $1.00 per day (maximum of $10.00 per video)
Lost or Damaged Materials
- Patrons are responsible and accountable for costs, fees, and fines for all library materials checked out on their library card. Parents/Legal guardians are responsible for library materials checked out by their children.
If library materials are lost, stolen, or damaged severely enough to require withdrawal from the collection, the patron on whose card the material was checked out, or the patron assuming responsibility for the child on whose card said material was checked out will be charged the list price of the material at the time of library purchase as noted in the item(s) record(s). Recognizing that the library is a publicly funded institution, this price covers the cost of the material and any other expenses required to return the material to circulation. In the case of a default price appearing in the item record, the library staff will investigate the current list price and charge the patron the lower of the two prices. There will be no refund on lost material if said material is found after payment has been made. Any exception to this policy will be at the discretion of the Library Director.
Internet Access and Computer Use
The following is not permitted:
- Viewing of any graphic material considered obscene, child pornography, or harmful to MINORS (US Code 61-8A, WV Code Chapter 18-1460, and 18-2256)—This activity is illegal and could be prosecutable.
Installing software of any kind is forbidden as is manipulating security settings.
- First time Internet users must read the Internet Use Policy and sign a user agreement. Before going online, children under the age of 13 must have a parent or guardian to read the policy and sign a user agreement card, and may use the workstations on their own after the initial parental/guardian approval. It is the responsibility of parents or guardians (NOT the library staff) to monitor their children’s use of the Internet.
- Computers may not be reserved. Users must register each time they use the Internet computers. When all of the computers are in use, the person on the longest will be given 20 minutes notice when someone is waiting to use them. (The 20 minute notice may be waived at the discretion of library personnel.)
- Patrons needing audio access must bring their own ear buds.
- As a library in the statewide library network, Children’s Internet Protection Act requirements are met at the state level by the West Virginia Library Commission. If a site is blocked by the Internet filter, patrons may request that a library staff member override the filter. It will be done at the staff member’s discretion. Filtering software may not block all material considered offensive by some patrons and may block some material deemed necessary for research.
- Children’s computers are for use by children only.
- The library is a free Wi-Fi site. Request a username and password from a library staff member at the circulation desk.
- Printouts (10 cents per page) are available at the circulation desk and will be retrieved by a library staff member. Patrons are responsible for paying for all pages printed.
- Patrons may save documents to a flash drive or CD. CDs may be purchased at the circulation desk.
- All sessions must end 15 minutes prior to closing.
- Library staff members have the authority to end any session where there has been any inappropriate use of the computer resources. The library director can deny any future access.
- Library staff members may provide only limited assistance for basic start-up procedures. Other library resources are available that patrons may find helpful when using the computers.
- Patrons must use workstations responsibly and should not change computer settings.
- Patrons should not attempt to modify or gain access to computers, files, passwords or data belonging to others, or to misrepresent oneself as another user.
- Patrons may not install software on library computer workstations.
- Patrons may not use the workstations fraudulently or unlawfully, including any activity prohibited by federal, state or local laws or ordinances. Authorities may be called.
- Internet users should be aware that the Internet is not a safe environment. Users should be careful about sending out any personal information and should not believe everything read or seen on the Internet.
- The library does not maintain records of personal use on computer stations for reasons of privacy and confidentiality, but the stations are located in a public area, so use is neither private nor secure. Patrons are reminded to use good judgment in displaying material on the screens, and to logoff/sign-out of e-mail and other personal accounts when finished.
- Material on the Internet may be copyrighted and users must respect U.S. copyright laws.
- Internet users must abide by the Code of Patron Behavior and all other library policies.
- A patron may be asked to refrain from any computer activity if the activity is deemed to slow down the network.