- All donations of books and other materials automatically become the property of the Library. Disposition of donated items is at the Library’s discretion.
- If a patron objects to a book, the Library will provide a complaint form. The procedure is set forth in the Collection Development Policy (Section 3).
- Current announcements may be displayed on library premises only by nonprofit organizations at the discretion of the Director.
- Food and drinks (except beverages in unbreakable, covered, “sport bottle” type containers) are not allowed in the public areas of the Library during business hours.
- No animals are allowed in the Library except guide dogs.
- Gathering of signatures for petitions and soliciting of any kind is not allowed on library property.
Library Card Policy
- Replacement fee for a lost card is $2.00.
- Adult applicants for a Sedona Public Library card must provide identification by showing one of the following in List 1, and verify local residency by showing one of the following in List 2. Timeshare ownership does not qualify as proof of local residency. Applicants with P.O. boxes must provide proof of physical address.
Valid Driver’s License
US Passport or Government Issued ID
DES Identification Card
ADOT Identification Card
Matricular Consular Card
Mexican Voter Registration Card
Checkbook or Bank Statement
Lease Agreement or Purchase Contract
* Timeshare ownership does not qualify as proof of local residency.
- A maximum of 50 items per card is allowed. These items may include:
- 10 each of the following: DVDs, CD audiobooks, Playaways, and music CDs.
- Check out is for three weeks, except for DVDs, which may be checked out for two weeks only. Items may be renewed, unless they are on hold for another patron or until renewal limit is exceeded.
- The following items can be renewed one time unless on hold for another patron: popular items (pink tape on spine), new items (yellow tape on spine), and DVDs. Other items may be renewed up to three times.
- Materials may be brought into the Library for renewal or renewed on the Sedona Public Library web site. Renewals over the telephone are handled by staff and authorized circulation desk volunteers.
- Beginning June 1, 2020, items in the Yavapai Library Network will be automatically renewed on their due date, with some exceptions. An item will not be renewed if:
- Another patron has requested it.
- The item has reached its maximum number of renewals (up to three times for most items).
- Your account is blocked due to billed items or fines of $10 or more.
- The item is a digital item, such as an ebook or downloadable audiobook.
You will continue to receive reminders for overdue items. Items borrowed from other YLN libraries are included in this service.
Automatic Renewal Notification: You will receive an email with this subject line on the due date. You must open the email to find out if the item has been renewed or has not been renewed (because it is not eligible for renewal). If items renew automatically, you can still return them any time before they are due. If items do not renew, you have three days to return them before fines are charged.
- Patrons with long overdue items will have a replacement cost including the processing fee assessed against their patron account.
- The Library is not responsible for money put in the drop-box.
- Missing items (e.g. tapes that complete a set or missing CDs) will accrue a late charge of $0.15 per day until returned.
- Overdue fines are $0.15 per item per day.
- The maximum fine for all other returned overdue materials is $3 per item.
- Items from other libraries may incur higher daily and maximum fines.
- Any patron who owes a fine of $10 or more may not check out library materials until the fine is reduced to below $10.
- On weekends and holidays, materials returned in the library book drop are assumed to have been returned after closing on the last working day of the week and charges are figured accordingly.
Yavapai Library Network Loan Policies
- Patrons who use the network loan system must have a library card from the Yavapai Library Network.
- There is no charge for materials ordered through the network system.
Internet Usage Policies
The Library is not a full-service internet provider. Customers who use the Library’s internet connections are subject to the following policies and procedures:
- Sedona Public Library filters all access to the internet as called for by Arizona Revised Statutes 34-501 and 34-502. Filtering software limits materials accessed by the user. It does not guarantee that objectionable material will not be seen. The full text ARS 34-501 and 34-502 are available from library staff.
- Notwithstanding the filtering safeguards, which cannot be made foolproof, restriction of a child’s access to the internet is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian.
- No one controls the content of the internet. Anyone can write anything, so offensive information may be encountered.
- Since people can write whatever they like, information may be wrong, incomplete, or not current. If the information is important, check it with another source. A librarian can help do this.
- Any information entered into the internet can be read by other people. Think before writing. Sending credit card numbers, account numbers, names and addresses, or other information may not be safe.
- The library uses a virus checker on the computer workstations. A patron’s personal disk may not be completely protected from getting a computer virus.
- Sedona Public Library is not responsible for information found on the internet or what is done with it. The Library is not responsible for loss of privacy, damages, charges, or loss of information caused by use of internet services.
- The internet equipment and software must be used as installed. Users may not add, delete, or change anything on library computers.
- The internet may not be used in violation of Arizona law by engaging in unlawful activities such as those defined in: ARS-13-3501 (dealing with definitions of pornography), ARS-13-3506 (dealing with the furnishing of such materials to minors), ARS-13-3507 (dealing with the public display of pornography), ARS-13-3507 (committing telecommunications fraud), and any other activity that is prohibited by federal, state, or local law.
- Some materials on the internet are protected by federal copyright laws. Unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted materials is illegal, except as permitted by the principles of “fair use.” Users of the library computers are solely responsible for use of materials that may constitute copyright infringement.
- It is illegal to use this equipment to harm other users or computer systems.
- Patrons may sign up on a first-come, first-served basis for two sessions per day. Computers in the public internet area are restricted for 13 years of age or older.
- The charge for use of the computer printer is $0.10 per page for black and white and $0.25 for color.
- Please obtain your print jobs at the printing station located near the printers.
- Use of the internet accessible computers located in the children’s room is restricted to individuals 13 years of age or under and parents/caregivers of children currently in the children’s room.
- Computer sessions are 30 minutes. Patrons may have two sessions per day.
- Early Learning Stations are available for ages 3 through 8 with parental supervision.
- Use is restricted to individuals 12 through 17 years old.
- This computer is designated for patrons who are working to improve their job skills, reach education or training goals, and work on other special projects.
- Users are allowed two-hour sessions.
- Printing resumes is free.
Unattended and Disruptive Children
- Parents may not leave children under age 10 unattended in the Library. Disruptive children 10 and older will be asked to leave after receiving one warning.
- Parents are responsible for their children’s behavior while in the Library. Attended children under age 10 who are being disruptive will be asked by staff to behave. If disruptive behavior continues, a staff member will inform the parents that their child is disturbing others. If the parents refuse or are unable to control the child, the family will be asked to leave.
- Children must be picked up promptly after programs. Children may not remain outside the Library waiting to be picked up. The Sedona Police will be contacted to take custody of children left alone outside after closing hours.
Collection Development Policy
This collection policy was designed to assist those making selections of materials for Sedona Public Library. It is a guide in considering such issues as material selection, challenged books, and gifts.