Circulation Policy

Adopted September 11, 2007; Amended July 12, 2021; Amended November 7, 2022

Membership Requirements

Any per­son, who is a res­i­dent of the White Pine Library Coöperative Service Area or a patron of a library that par­tic­i­pat­ed in the Mich-Card Program, may become a mem­ber of the Millington Arbela District Library.

Persons apply­ing for a library card must fill out all parts of the appli­ca­tion and show some form of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion with their cur­rent address. Examples of accept­able iden­ti­fi­ca­tion are a Michigan driver’s license, a Michigan iden­ti­fi­ca­tion card, a school iden­ti­fi­ca­tion card, plant iden­ti­fi­ca­tion card, a util­i­ty bill, etc.

The charge for a replace­ment library card shall be $1.00.

Check Outs

Patrons must present their own library card to check out any item from the library. New patrons are allowed to check out only three items. Established patrons may check out a max­i­mum of thir­ty (30) items

Patrons with $3.00 or more in accu­mu­lat­ed fines may not check out any items.

Patrons who have stat­ed more than twice that they have returned mate­r­i­al, but the mate­r­i­al can­not be found in the library, may not check out any more mate­r­i­al until all mate­ri­als that are out are either returned or paid for.

Books, mag­a­zines, audio cas­settes and audio CDs may be checked out for two weeks. Video tapes and DVDs may be checked out for three days.

A deposit may be required to check out cer­tain items at the dis­cre­tion of the library director.


All items may be renewed once over the phone or on-line as long as there is no hold” on the item. For addi­tion­al renewals, the items must be brought to the library.


Fines on books, mag­a­zines, and audio­books shall be $.10 per item per day over­due. Fines on DVDs shall be $1.00 per item per day over­due. The max­i­mum fine on any item shall be $10.00

Lost Items

The charge for a lost item shall be the cost of the item as it appears in the com­put­er cir­cu­la­tion sys­tem or on its acces­sion card. The charge for a lost mag­a­zine shall be $3.50. If an item is returned good con­di­tion with­in 3 months of the pay­ment, the pay­ment shall be returned to the patron. Damaged items will be charged on an indi­vid­ual basis depend­ing on the extent of the dam­age and the age of the item

Overdue items

Patrons will be noti­fied by their list­ed pre­ferred method of con­tact of an over­due item one week after the item became overdue.

If the item has not been returned with­in two weeks, patrons will again be noti­fied by their list­ed pre­ferred method of contact.

If the item has not been returned with­in four weeks, the patron will be noti­fied by letter.

If the item has not been returned or paid for with­in eight weeks, the  patron will be sent an invoice and warned of pos­si­ble col­lec­tion agency action.

If the item has not been returned or paid for with­in twelve weeks, the patron’s debt may be turned over to the col­lec­tion agency


Patrons in good stand­ing are enti­tled to use the library’s inter­loan service


All infor­ma­tion about patrons, regard­less of age, is con­fi­den­tial and will not be released to any­one with­out a court order. This includes unlist­ed phone num­bers, over­due records, and titles of items that a per­son has checked out at any time. Information list­ed in the phone book is not con­sid­ered confidential.