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Goodwin Memorial Library Lending Policy
The Goodwin Memorial Library serves all members of the Hadley community, as well as members of surrounding communities.  In order to ensure that library patrons are able toobtain desired items quickly, patrons are asked to respect due dates and to handle items with care.  

Books & AudioBooks
  • Lending Period:  Items circulate for 3 weeks.
  • Limit:  No more than 15 books per household may be out at one time, with a maximum of 3 “new” or special topic books.  No more than 3 recorded books may be out at one time.
  • Renewals:  New items are not renewable.  Other items may be renewed if not reserved for another patron.  Renewable items may be renewed by phone.
Walk-In Collection (7-day books)
  • Lending Period:  7 days
  • Limit:  1 item
  • Renewal:  No renewals, no holds.
Videos and DVDs
  • Lending Period: 7 days   
  • Limit:  Maximum of 5 videos per household, with no more than 1 “new” DVD.
  • Renewal:  Most items may be renewed if not reserved for another patron.   “New” DVDs are not renewable.
  • Lending Period: 7 days, not renewable.
Museum Passes
  • Lending Period:  3 days, not renewable.  (Walk-in loan only.)
Late Fees
  • Videos and DVDs: $1/day  
  • Books:
  • “New” books: $.50/day
  • 7-day (Walk-In) books: $1.00/day
  • Other books: $1.00/week
  • Books on Tape: $.50/day
  • Periodicals: $1/week
  • Museum Passes:  $10.00/day.  (Full replacement fee if lost.)
Fees for Damaged or Lost Materials
  • Items requiring replacement will be assessed at full replacement cost.  Patrons may be allowed to obtain identical format replacements themselves, with the advance permission of the library director, thereby reducing expense.
Patrons with unpaid late fees exceeding $10.00 will be unable to check out items.  Patrons with outstanding late videos will be unable to check out videos.
Please remember to renew items before their due dates to avoid late fees.  Thank you.

Adopted:  August 5, 2008
Goodwin Memorial Library Board of Trustees

Goodwin Memorial Library, 50 Middle Street, Hadley, MA 01035
Phone: (413) 584-7451