[Libs-Or] minor patrons with bills

Perry Stokes director at bakerlib.org
Tue Dec 12 18:41:31 PST 2017

For minors transitioning to a new custodial parent/guardian arrangement,
Baker merges any LOST-NOT YET PAID billings to the "parent" account that
sponsored the child's existing card.  If we don't have a parent account, we
create a "placeholder" account with the parent info we do have.


The new custodial parent/guardian must apply for a new card for that minor.


The same billing merge procedure also applies when a minor upgrades to an
adult account at age 18.



Perry Stokes | Library Director 

Baker County Library District | 2400 Resort St | Baker City, OR 97814

o: 866-297-1239 | m: 541.403.0450 | f: 541-523-9088 | e:
director at bakerlib.org <mailto:director at bakerlib.org> 




From: Libs-Or [mailto:libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf
Of Hearn, Shaun
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 5:30 PM
To: 'Kendra Antila' <kantila at ci.lebanon.or.us>;
'libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us' <libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us>
Subject: Re: [Libs-Or] minor patrons with bills


Corvallis has a formal amnesty program for people who accrue fines and fees
when they are children. We can wipe the slate, issue a new card with
confirmed contact info, and limit their check out for one year. 





Shaun Hearn

Circulation Supervisor

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

645 NW Monroe Ave

Corvallis, OR 97330








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Subject: [Libs-Or] minor patrons with bills


Hello all.  We recently had a teenager come into our library to renew her
library card.  Her card had been expired for several years and had fairly
substantial bills for unreturned items.  The young woman had no idea where
the books were and was unable to pay for them.  She explained that she was
now living in foster care.  


When we looked at our current library policy we realized we had no recourse,
as it states:

Persons wishing to renew their library cards must clear their accounts of
lost items and overdue fines.  


I approached my advisory board about some type of revision as applied to
minors.  They have asked me to find out how other libraries handle
situations like this.  If any of you have policies pertaining specifically
to minor patrons with fines and card renewals, would you please share?


Thank you,


Kendra Antila 

Director | Lebanon Public Library

Tel: 541.258.4232
55 Academy Street, Lebanon OR 97355 


kantila at ci.lebanon.or.us <mailto:kantila at ci.lebanon.or.us> 

www.lebanonpubliclibrary.com <http://www.lebanonpubliclibrary.com/> 





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