E-Reader Lending Policy

Only current cardholders in good standing (i.e. library account is not blocked due to unpaid fees or lost materials) can check out an E-reader. The checkout limit is one E-reader per household
at any given time. The Library reserves the right to refuse service to anyone who abuses equipment or is repeatedly late in returning E-readers).

  • Library patrons age 18 or older with borrowing privileges
    may borrow E-readers.
  • The patron MUST have a current address, phone number, and a
    unique number (preferably a Driver’s License #) on his/her account
    BEFORE checking out an E-reader.
  • Patrons must complete an “E-reader Agreement” with each checkout,
    acknowledging financial responsibility for lost or damaged equipment.
  • Once an E-reader is checked out to a patron, the E-reader
    (including all its accessories) becomes the responsibility of that
    patron per the E-reader Agreement.
  • Patrons must pick up and return E-readers to the Quarryville Library.
  • The loan period will be 14 days with no renewals.
  • E-reader devices placed on hold must be picked up within
    three business days of notification to the patron.
  • Overdue fines will be $1.00 a day with a maximum fine of $5.00

Failure to return an E-reader or any of its accessories within 4 weeks after the original due date will result in a charge to the cardholder’s account of up to$250 for the E-reader or any accessory, and $15.00 for a processing fee.

Warning: In accordance with the Library Theft Act, Section 6708 of Title 18, Pennsylvania Code (18 PA CSA § 6708) makes it a summary offense to retain library property after being notified to return it authorizes legal action by local authorities. Section 3921, Theft by unlawful taking or disposition, (18PA CSA § 3921) also constitutes a Misdemeanor 1, punishable by up to 5 years in prison & a $10,000 fine.

When checking out the E-reader the borrower will receive:

  1. The E-reader,
  2. A leather case that holds the E-reader,
  3. E-reader 5-foot micro USB charging cable (syncs the E-READER to a computer),
  4. A power adapter (attaches to charging cable)
  5. A carrying bag,
  6. E-reader Directions, and
  7. The E-reader Lending Policy & the E-reader Agreement form.
    • All borrowers must provide a government issued
      photo ID for each checkout
    • All borrowers must complete and sign a
      user agreement form. A photocopy of a government
      issued photo ID will be retained with each application.

When returning an E-reader the borrower must:

  1. Return the E-reader to the circulation desk to a STAFF member during normal library business hours. (E-readers may not be returned in the library book-drop.)
  2. Return all 4 items to the circulation desk at the same time. Failure to return any of the items will result in a charge to the cardholder’s account for the replacement cost of the material(s) and a $15.00 processing fee.
  3. If any technical problems are encountered while using the E-reader, the patron must immediately return it and all its accessories to the Quarryville Library.