Paw Paw District Library

 

BORROWING MATERIALS


OBTAINING A LIBRARY CARD

Library cards are free to the residents of the Paw Paw School District. Residency can be confirmed by any of the following: a current Michigan Driver's License or ID card, car registration, telephone or utility bill, property deed, tax bill or receipt, or lease agreement.

If the applicant is under 16 years of age, the application for a library card must include the signature and proof of residency of the parent or legal guardian. The adult who signs the application accepts responsibility of overdue fines and all library materials which might be lost or damaged.

Paw Paw residents are eligible for reciprocal Kalamazoo Public Library, Portage District Library, Van Buren District Library and Lawton Public Library cards. There is a nonresident fee of $50 for those who live outside the Paw Paw School District.

New registrants are limited to two items on the day the new library card is issued. After those books are returned, the limit will be lifted and Paw Paw district residents may begin to request interlibrary loans.

Library cards are required upon every checkout. If you have lost your card and need a replacement, there is a $2.00 replacement fee.

 

CIRCULATION

Most materials have a two week checkout period. Videos circulate for 1 week. There is a limit of 25 items to be checked out at one time. Checkouts per category are limited to the following:
Videos (3)
CDs (6)
Audiobooks (6)
Magazines (6)

 

RENEWALS

Materials may be renewed up to three times, if they are not on reserve. Call 657-3800 to renew by phone or renew online by logging into your account.

 

RETURNS

All materials may be returned to the Circulation desk or the drive-up bookdrops. Patrons are responsible for returning items on or before the due date. Materials kept 30 days beyond the due date will charged the replacement cost plus a $3 processing fee for each material.

 

RESERVES

Reserves can either be made online or at the at the Circulation desk. Fill out a purple reserve sheet and we will call you when
it is ready to be picked up. Materials must be picked up within
a 5 days of reserve or the reserve will be removed.

 

NEW REQUESTS

For materials we do not have in our collection, you may fill out a purple reserve sheet at the Circulation desk. Only Paw Paw District School residents may request new materials. Collection development is up to the discretion of the director.

 

INTERLIBRARY LOAN / MELCAT

This service is for Paw Paw School District residents only. If you are a reciprocal patron, you must go to your home library to use their interloan service. We cannot borrow new materials published in the last 6 months or videos.

 

DIGITAL LIBRARIES

We subscribe to a couple of digital libraries where you can download materials to your electronic device(s). You will need to live in the Paw Paw School District and have a valid Paw Paw District Library card to access and download materials. Click on the Digital Library section of the navigation menu for more information.