Gunnison Civic Library Board
Story Time Schedule
Gunnison Library Board Meeting
Our next Library Board Meeting will be December 1, 2020. at 6:30 in the library.
We are always looking for help in making our library better. If you have a love of the library please stop in and talk to Carolyn Childs.
Thank you to Laura and Andrew Barlow for the great videos and to the entire Library Board for their help with giving out the crafts.
We appreciate everyone's patience and hope to be able to have our summer reading in the basement next summer.
We are back to our normal operating hours
We invite everyone to wear a mask when they enter the library and use wisdom if you are not feeling well please call and we will bring the books to the curb for you.
We also have many fun puzzles that we are willing to lend out at this time.
Just give us a call at 528-3104
State Certified Library
If you have any questions please view the Policies & Procedures for more information.
We have books for sale so come on down and pick out a new friend
Feel free to visit.
Our Partner Libraries:
Wondering when a book is coming out?
Searching for a book to meet a certain standard?
(If you find one we do not have we can interlibrary loan it for $3.00 for the shipping and handling)
Need help with overdrive please visit: Our card catalog
The instructions will be at the bottom or you can ask us for a paper on how to do it.
Click here for a link to online library.utah.gov
Quote Of The Month:
BOOK CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT:
We will meet again at 7 pm on January 21st, hopefully, as things calm down we can return to normal quicker. Thank you stay healthy and safe.
The book we are reading is
The Fifth Avenue Story Society by Rachel Hauk
See you there.
We have some new devices
We now have hotspots and iPads that we can lend out, you will need to have your drivers license and your library must be in good standing (any fines and fees already paid. You must be 18 and this is only for our patrons-only cannot be loaned to Salina or Richfield patrons.
Gunnison Civic Library Ipad Lending Policy
The Gunnison Civic Library has established an Ipad lending program to provide patrons in our community with a device to access internet. With this program, students can use the Internet for help with homework and projects, patrons can have home access to the library’s digital resources such as our databases, eBooks, streaming music and movies. Patrons will be able to take advantage of our Ipad lending program with a Gunnison Civic Library card.
The Library is not responsible for any liability, damages or expense resulting from use or misuse of the device, connection of the device to other electronic devices, or data loss resulting from use of device. Any use of the device for illegal purposes, unauthorized copying of copyright-protected material in any format, or transmission of threatening, harassing, defamatory or obscene materials is strictly prohibited.
Ipads may be borrowed by Gunnison Civic Library card holders ages 18 and above with library cards in good standing (i.e. library card is not blocked due to unpaid fines or lost material). Checkout is limited to one per household at any given time. The Library reserves the right to refuse service to patrons who abuse equipment or who are repeatedly late in returning electronic devices.
Ipads are available at the Circulation Desk on a first-come, first-served basis from the time the library opens until 1 hour before the library closes. They may not be reserved. In order to borrow an Ipad, the patron’s library card and government-issued photo identification must be presented to the Circulation Desk. At the time of check-out, a patron must complete an Electronic Device Agreement. Once a hotspot is checked out to a patron, it becomes the responsibility of that patron per the Electronic Device Agreement.
Ipads may be borrowed for two weeks. They must be returned in person to the Circulation Desk, and never to another library or in the book drop. Devices returned in the book drop will result in a $10 fine. If damage to the device is discovered by Library staff, these costs will be added to the patron’s account. The overdue cost for the item is $2.00 per day up to the full cost of the item. Any returned device must remain in the library for 24 hours before a patron, or another patron living in the same household, may check it out again. If a hotspot is not returned, the borrower will be charged a $330.00 replacement cost. If devices are not returned in a timely manner, civil and criminal action will be taken. If the borrower fails to pay the replacement cost for a lost device, they will be banned from the library.
Three (3) late returns for any device checkout will result in being permanently banned from borrowing all devices.
Device Lending Agreement:
This agreement details the terms and conditions of borrowing Gunnison Civic Library circulating mobile hotspot devices and Ipads (hereafter referred to as “devices”). This policy is subject to change. The official copy is posted to the library’s website and can be viewed at Gunnisoncity.org, department Library.
Requirements for Use of Devices
How to Borrow Devices from the Library
How to Return Borrowed Devices:
I agree to comply with all of the following conditions:
I understand that if I lose or damage the device, replacement costs will apply up to 24 hours from the due date. I understand that the replacement cost will be as follows
Contents of mobile hot spot kit and replacement costs:
· 1 case - $12.00 · 1 mobile hot spot (1 SIM card, 1 battery) - $40.00 · 1 micro USB AC charger - $6.00 · 1 guide - $1.00
Contents of Ipad
1 case $15.00
1 ipad $330.00
1 charger $20.00
Hotspot Lending Policy:
Mobile Wireless Hotspot Lending Policy
In fulfilling the Library’s mission to provide access to information and educational resources, Gunnison Civic Library lends mobile wireless hotspots to Library patrons through the “Wi-Fi To Go” service.
Terms and Conditions
A “hotspot” consists of the mobile wireless hotspot device itself, as well as its charger and case. When a patron borrows a mobile hotspot, the patron’s use of the equipment is available under the following terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are in addition to the standard Library policies (notably the Library’s Electronic Resources Policy) and other terms and conditions described below for which the user is responsible.
In order to borrow a hotspot, patrons must be 18 years of age or older and have a Gunnison Civic Library card (in good standing). At the time of checkout, the borrowing patron must present his/her library card and state-issued ID. Upon checkout, Library staff will confirm, in the presence of the borrowing patron, that all items are present in the hotspot kit. The patron must sign the Library’s Hotspot Agreement before a hotspot can be checked out. Only one hotspot may be borrowed on a patron’s account at any one time. Inter-library loan is not permitted and the library will not send hot spots to other locations.The loan period for the hotspot is 14 days with no grace period and 1 renewal.
The Library will accept holds on the hotspot. Patrons will be notified by phone only when their hold is ready for pick-up. Patrons will have 48 hours from the time of this notification call to check out the hotspot, after such time it will be released to another patron. This hold period may be extended, at the discretion of the Library, due to Library hours of operation.
Overdue hotspots will be deactivated at closing on the day the hotspot is due. Overdue fines will accrue at $2.00 per day up to the maximum replacement cost of the hotspot. Patrons are not permitted to return the hotspot to the Library’s book drop. Rather, hotspots must be returned directly to a Library staff member, who will verify that all components of the hotspot are accounted for before checking it in from the borrowing patron’s account. The hotspot will not be considered returned until all components of the hotspot are returned.
By borrowing and initiating use of the Library’s hotspot, the user agrees to abide by the Library’s policies and rules and agrees to hold the Library and its agents harmless from any and all claims, losses, damages, obligations, or liabilities, directly or indirectly, relating to the use of the Library’s hotspot and internet access provided by the Library. Deliberate altering of any files or modifying the configuration of Library-owned equipment is strictly prohibited.
Internet service relies on cell tower technology and coverage. Service outside the continental United States is prohibited; any fees associated with use outside of this area will be the responsibility of the borrower. User experience can vary based on location. The Library is not responsible for personal information shared over the internet or for information or websites accessed. The Library is not responsible for any liability, damages, or expense resulting from the use of the hotspot. A hotspot can provide internet access for up to 5 devices.
The borrowing patron will be responsible for lost or damaged hotspots and accessories (includes theft thereof). Patrons must be mindful of current replacement costs of mobile hotspots and accessories before borrowing, as he or she will be responsible for paying the actual replacement cost of a damaged or lost hotspot device or accessories. If the Library is able to replace the lost or damaged hotspot and/or accessories at no charge to the Library, patron will be charged $.50 per day (up to the full retail cost of the item) until replacement device and/or accessories are placed into service for the next borrower.
Contents of mobile hot spot kit and replacement costs: · 1 case - $12.00 · 1 mobile hot spot (1 SIM card,
1 battery) - $40.00 · 1 micro USB AC charger - $6.00 ·1 guide - $1.00
Hotspots must be kept in a temperature-controlled environment (not left in vehicles or in extreme temperatures).
Parents/guardians are responsible for the use of the Hotspot by minors.
Unlawful use of the internet or use that violates the Library’s Electronic Resources Policy is prohibited and may result in the loss of privileges. The Library prohibits the use of its devices for the display or downloading of pornographic or obscene materials.
For assistance in the operation of the Library’s Hotspots, borrowers may call the Library’s Reference Desk during normal business hours.