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Board of Trustees Policy Manual

The purpose of this manual is to provide to the members of the Fairfax County Library (FCPL) Board of Trustees, the Library Administration and staff, all of the basic statutes, regulations and policies pertinent to the overall direction of FCPL

Policy Regarding Safeguarding of Library Materials

  1. Fines
    No fines shall be assessed for overdue materials except for categories determined by the Library Director, such as interlibrary loans and other special collections. Patrons blocked from borrowing library materials shall remain eligible to use the public computers.
  2. Blocked Accounts
    A patron may be blocked from borrowing library materials based on the amount of money owed due to overdue materials, damaged or unreturned materials, or other charges.
  3. Recovery of Materials
    The Director may, after consultation with the Chair of the Library Board of Trustees and the County Attorney, take appropriate legal action to recover overdue materials from patrons.


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