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Travis AFB Library: Library Policies


Borrowing Materials

Library cards will be issued upon the completion of a library card registration form. Authorized users include active duty military, retired military, dependents of active duty or retired military, DOD civilian employees, and contract employees with a CAC card. Minor children (up to 18 years old) will only be issued library cards when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Overdue Items
It is the responsibility of the borrower and sponsor to ensure all library materials are returned on time. Overdue notices are delivered by email, or USPS depending upon the customer. First Sergeants and Commanders are contacted when items are not returned after the third overdue notice. Borrowing privileges are suspended until all overdue items are returned.

Lost or Damaged Items
All materials checked out are to be returned in the same condition and with all components intact. This includes, but is not limited to, cases, covers, inserts and labels. Lost or damaged materials will be replaced by the customer with an exact copy of the item checked out. Contact Library at 707-424-3279 before purchasing a replacement.
If you see any problem with your library materials, contact the Library at 707-424-3279 ASAP

Unattended Children
The library is a fun and enriching place, but like most busy public places, it may present hazards for unsupervised children. For the protection and well-being of children who enjoy libraries, the following policy and safety tips have been established:

Mitchell Memorial Library welcomes children of all ages to use library resources and attend programs; however, parents and guardians need to be aware that staff cannot be responsible for unattended children.

Young children (9 and under) are not to be left alone in the library at any time.

School age children and young teens (10-14 years old) should not be left unattended for extended periods of time.

Anyone who does not adhere to the public behavior standards will be asked to leave the library.

If children are not picked up by library closing time, Security Forces will be called at the discretion of the staff. This policy is intended for the protection and safety of the children of this community.

Food and Drinks
Food and drinks are NOT ALLOWED in the computer area.

Open containers are NOT ALLOWED in the library.

Beverages with secure lids are allowed in the library.

Keep It Clean
Cleanliness is extremely important to protect library materials and preserve the facility. Customers are asked to return used materials to the desk after use in the building, to push in chairs, and discard their own trash. NO FOOD OF ANY KIND IS ALLOWED IN THE LIBRARY. Closed drinks are allowed.

Noise Policy
Noise levels are to be kept to a minimum as this is a small facility and sound carries easily. This includes disruptive children, talking on cell phones, and general loud discussions. Library staff members will request cooperation. Those refusing to cooperate will be asked to leave the facility.

Cell Phone Use
The use of cell phones are allowed inside the library. As a courtesy to library patrons, users are asked to set cell phones to ring in vibrate/silent mode upon entering the library. The Library reserves the right to ask anyone using a cell phone to go outside the building when conversations are disruptive to other patrons.

Public Use of Computers and Wireless Access
The Mitchell Memorial Library provides access to computers and the Internet as one means of fulfilling its mission to "provide excellent, innovative library services to our diverse communities." All resources accessible through the Library are provided equally to all users, with the understanding that it is the individual user's responsibility to demonstrate good judgment, respect for others, and appropriate conduct while using Library resources and facilities. Please respect others' rights to read and view. Unless a patron is viewing material that is harmful or obscene, Library staff will not interfere with another patron's right to privacy. As with other Library resources and facilities, parents or legal guardians are responsible for their children's use of the Library's computers and the Internet. Please report equipment problems to Library staff. It is illegal to physically or electronically modify computer equipment or tamper with hardware or software. Materials obtained or copied from the Internet may be subject to copyright laws. US Copyright Law (United States Code Title 17) prohibits the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted materials, except as permitted by the principles of "fair use." Patrons are responsible for determining legal use of copyrighted materials. Each patron must use his or her own library card to log in to the computers. No more than two patrons may use a computer at one time. Exceptions may be made based on special circumstances. In order to afford maximum access for all, the Library regulates the amount of time each user has on the computers per day. The Mitchell Memorial Library offers wireless Internet access in each of our libraries. Library users are expected to abide by this policy. Failure to adhere to these policies and laws can result in loss of library privileges and/or legal action. If you need more information or have questions about this policy, please contact the staff at the library.

Website Terms and Condition Policy
By using the MML Websites and their content, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the Website Terms and Conditions Policy.

Donation Policy
WE DO NOT ACCEPT DONATIONS! see exceptions below.

Items that will be accepted as donations:
Recent (within 2 years) hardcover fiction in new condition
Recent (within 2 years) hardcover non-fiction on timely or popular topics (diets, cooking, politics, biographies, military, bestsellers) in new condition
Recent (within 2 years) textbooks in new condition
Recent children's books in new condition

Items NOT accepted:
Anything over 2 years old or in less than new condition
Paperbacks (may be placed on paperback exchange)

NOTE: A receipt may be obtained upon request at the time of donation.