1. GENERAL GUIDELINES
- Consideration for staff and patrons must be observed. Noise levels should be kept down to facilitate the effective use of the library’s services.
- Eating or drinking is NOT permitted in any area including the lobby, the porch and grounds of the library.
- Smoking is not permitted in any area of the library.
- Loitering is not allowed: no loud conversations or non-library oriented use of the facilities is permitted.
- All bags must be put in the bag store: money or valuable possessions should not be left in them. The library does not accept responsibility for stolen money or goods.
- Careless or malicious damage to library property, including the removal of items on display, is strictly prohibited.
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- Membership is free. Visitors, however, must deposit EC$25.00 or US$10.00 to be refunded at their request provided that they have returned all the books borrowed.
- Children between five and eleven years must have their membership card countersigned by a parent or guardian who will pledge responsibility for them.
3. LENDING POLICY
- Each person wishing to borrow books must complete a registration form and agree to comply with the rules of the library.
- Members are responsible for all items checked out in their name.
- Primary age children are allowed a maximum of five (5) books.
- Secondary Students are allowed a maximum of eight (8) books; special borrowing privileges may be negotiated for specific circumstances.
- Adults are allowed a maximum of ten (10) books; special borrowing privileges may be negotiated for specific circumstances.
- The loan period is 14 days. This can be extended or renewed provided no one has requested the book(s).
- The most current periodicals on display are to be used within the Library only. Back issues up to a maximum of three (3) may be borrowed for up to seven (7) days.
- Reminders will be issued for overdue items. A fine of 10 cents per day will be charged for each overdue item.
- Fines for damaged and lost items will be assessed and must be paid before other items can be borrowed.
Library materials are owned by the Government of Anguilla and dedicated to the use of all. It is therefore a criminal offence to seek to make any your personal property by taking it.
4. REFERENCE LIBRARY/STUDY ROOM
- Silence must be observed in this area at ALL times.
- Reference materials must be used within the reference and study rooms only. Permission must be sought to take these materials out of this area .
- At the discretion of the library STAFF certain categories of reference books may be loaned “OVERNIGHT” i.e. from 3p.m. to 9:30 a.m. the following morning except Sundays. Failure to comply with this regulation will result in this privilege NOT being extended to such a delinquent user on another occasion.
- In order to accommodate patrons comfortably a “pass” must be obtained to use the reference and study area.
- Furniture should be replaced after use.
- Books should be stacked neatly on the tables after use.
5. CHILDREN’S LIBRARY
- Interactive learning programmes are held in this section. Conversation is part of this communication process and is allowed.
- Parents are responsible for the behaviour and supervision of their children. Children under five (5) years should be accompanied by a parent/guardian or responsible adult.
- Loud talking, boisterous and unruly behaviour will not be tolerated. Persons who indulge in such modes of conduct will be asked to leave.
- Proper care must be taken of library furniture; it should not be misused, defaced or destroyed.
6. INFORMATION CENTRE
The Anguilla Library Service is not responsible for any damages, direct or indirect, arising form use of its computer facilities, or from connection to Internet services. Parents and guardians are responsible for monitoring their children’s use of the Internet. Before using any equipment please check with the library staff.
- After consultation with library staff, computers are available for use. Charges for printing are $1.00 per page/sheet; 0.50cents for primary and high school students.
- Please do not damage or destroy the hardware or software or try to make changes to the settings on the computers.
- The Internet can be accessed at a minimum charge of EC$5.00 for half an hour or any part thereof. Persons with their own passwords must pay $2.00 for half an hour or any part thereof.
- High school students are not allowed to access the Internet during school time unless they are engaged in specific research assignments.
Users of this service must agree to the following conditions:
(a) Primary age children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or a Responsible adult.
(b) Inappropriate web sites such as pornographic ones must not be accessed.
(c) Programs must not be downloaded on the Library’s computers.
(d) Internet access must not be used for unlawful purposes.
The Library reserves the right to deny use of the services provided to anyone at any time that staff feels that these regulations are being violated. We subscribe to the good nature in all humans and expect mature and responsible attitudes from everyone.
7. DONATION GUIDELINES
Anguilla Library Service welcomes your donated books, audio books, movies, music, reading tablets and magazines. Your donation will be added to our Library's collection or sold to raise funds for our programs and services.
We will accept:
- Hardcover and paperback books in GOOD condition. (This includes both fiction or non-fiction for children, teens and adults)
- Commercially published media (e.g. CDs & DVDs).
- Books and materials about Anguilla or by Anguillians
We will not accept:
- Damaged books e.g., broken bindings, missing pages, missing covers, soiled, musty or moldy, water and insect damaged, excessive writing or markings in the text and clearly outdated materials.
- Boxes of books that have not been properly inspected by the donor.
- Magazines older than current periodicals and academic journals.
- Homemade or non-commercially produced media (e.g. Videos, CDs & DVDs)
We accept certain materials within specified limits:
- Textbooks no older than 5 years.
- Magazines no older than a year.
- Encyclopedia sets no older than 5 years.
- Computer books no older than 2 years.