Patron Block

An agency head blocks a patron from borrowing library materials if:

  1. The patron owes unpaid fines totaling $7.50 or more for one or more lost items and/or
  2. The patron has a pattern (i.e., more than two incidents) of claims returned items and/or claims never to have borrowed unreturned items, and the agency head determines that the patron's borrowing privileges should be blocked.

A blocked patron is not permitted to renew his/her library card. A staff member may refuse to let a blocked patron use his/her library card, even though it has not expired.

Approval Dates

  • Approved - Board of Library Trustees - July 16, 2015
  • Revised - Board of Library Trustees - February 21, 2019