RICHMOND MEMORIAL LIBRARY
19 Ross Street · Batavia · NY ·14020 · (585)343-9550
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Library Cards

Library cards are issued to residents of Genesee, Orleans and Niagara counties.  You may also receive a library card if you work, own property or attend school in Batavia.  You must present proper identification to apply for a card:   picture ID plus name and current street address.  Children are issued cards when they can sign their own name.   Fees for lost cards are $1.00 for the first replacement; $5.00 for all subsequent replacement cards.

Patrons must present a valid library card to check out materials.

Non-resident cards are available for a fee of $40.00 per year.

Loan Periods, Renewals, Requests, Limits

  • Three week loan period for all materials except videos and DVDs and special collection items.
  • DVDs and special collection items are loaned for one week. 
  • 10 item check out limit on DVDs per library card.
  • Must be 18 years old to borrow DVDs and special collection items that are not part of the children's collection.
  • 2 item check out limit on special collection items.
  • Special collection items may have additional instructions attached. Information noted on items and special collection lists.
  • All materials may be renewed twice unless item is on a waiting list.
  • Materials may be renewed in person, by phone or online.
  • Materials may be requested in person, by phone or online.

    Overdue Fees
  • Adult items are $.20 a day per item.
    Maximum fine of $5.00 per item.
    Lost item:  cost of replacement
  • All children’s items are $.20 a day per item., including children's DVDs.
    Maximum fine of $5.00 per item.
    Lost item:  cost of replacement
  • DVDs that are part of the main media collection (not children's collection) and special collection items are $1.00 a day per item.
    Maximum fine of $10.00 per item.
    Lost item:  cost of  replacement

  • Borrowing privileges are suspended when overdue fees exceed $5.00.

  • Due to extenuating circumstances such as hospitalization, death in the family, theft, house fire and the like, fines may be reduced up to 50%. Written supporting evidence must be supplied by the patron. Only the Library Director may reduce fines in accordance with this policy.

    Lost Items
  • Lost items must be paid for by cash or check. Materials exchanges will not be accepted.
  • Items found within one year of payment will be refunded. Refunds for materials lost and paid for will be made in full minus any overdue fees on said materials.

Approved by Library Board of Trustees (1/2009)
Amended (8/2013)

 

Richmond Memorial Library ·19 Ross Street · Batavia · NY ·14020 · (585)343-9550