Policies

Contact our Administrative Office for additional information and/or the complete text of all library policies. 

 
Library Policies & Borrowing Guidelines


Loan Periods 
  • Books: 3 weeks
  • Magazines: 3 weeks
  • Audiobooks: 3 weeks
  • Music: 3 weeks
  • DVDs: 1 week
Renewals
  • Items owned by Scott County Library can be renewed up to five times.
  • Items requested by another customer or borrowed from other library systems cannot be renewed.
  • Book Club kits cannot be renewed.
Charges for Overdue Materials
  • Adult Fiction, all Nonfiction, DVDs, Magazines, Audiobooks and Music: 30 cents per day
  • Children’s and YA Materials: 10 cents per day
  • eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines: no fines
  • Customers with more than $10 in charges on their account are limited to in-library services.
Please read our Using the Library Policy​ (PDF) (en ​Esp​añol (PDF)​​) for more information.​

Library Behavior

Please refer to our Customer Code of Conduct (PDF) for information.

Children in the Library
Children are welcome in the library. For their safety and well-being children under the age of eight must be supervised by a responsible adult or teenager at all times. Parents or authorities may be contacted if children under the age of eight are in the library unsupervised. Please refer to our Customer Code of Conduct (PDF) for more information.

Computer & Internet use


We have computer stations you can borrow and Wi-Fi throughout the building. See our 
Computer and Internet Use Policy​ (PDF) (en Esp​añol​ (PDF)) for more information. 

Food & Beverages
You may eat or drink non-alcoholic beverages everywhere in the library except by the computers.

Materials Selection
Please see our Selection Policy (PDF) for more information.

Public Notice/Bulletin Boards

All libraries have a community bulletin/public notice board. Non-profit groups are welcome to drop off materials to post--sorry we can't post commercial notices. Staff will review the materials and give priority to library and local government postings. Postings are put up as time and space allow--we can't guarantee material will be posted. 

Note on Data Privacy


In accordance with Statute MN 13.40:2, information contained in library records cannot be released to anyone other than the person who registered that card. A parent or guardian who lives in the same household may have access to a minor's record unless the minor has asked that the information not be released. Records of all library transactions are deleted when library materials are returned on time.