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REGISTRATION POLICY

 

RESIDENT CARD

 

All residents of Salem are eligible for resident library cards. Library cards, adult or juvenile, held by residents of Salem are valid for three years from the date issued unless the card-holder moves out of Salem, in which case the card expires immediately, and the individual must then purchase a non-resident card.

 

            Non-residents are eligible for resident library cards, valid for one year only from

      the date issued, if they meet one or more of the following criteria

 

·        People who own property or who own a business located in Salem and therefore pay taxes to the town

·        Those employed directly by the town of Salem (includes employees of fire and police departments, teachers, workers at municipal office building, etc,).

·        Teachers employed at public elementary and secondary schools located in Salem.

·        Former library employees and trustees.

·        Employees of non-profit institutions and agencies with business locations in Salem.

 

TEMPORARY CARD

      People living temporarily in Salem may get a free, temporary card valid for 90 days from the date issued.  Proof of local address as well as proof of permanent address must be provided.  Individuals eligible for temporary cards include:

 

·        Exchange students

·        Long term family members

·        Canobie summer exchange program participants

·        Business persons staying in Salem

·        Summer residents

·        Individuals working at the race track

 

NON-RESIDENT CARD

      People who do not live in Salem (including those who work in but do not live in Salem) who do not meet any of the aforementioned conditions can purchase a non-resident card.  There are two kinds of non-resident cards with different costs attached.

 

1.      $30.00 one year card

a.       Students and faculty

                                                                             i.      Non-resident students attending Salem public schools

                                                                           ii.      Non-resident students and faculty of Salem private schools

                                                                          iii.      Non-resident students and faculty of New Hampshire College and Franklin Pierce College

b.      People who work in Salem, but not for the businesses and organizations eligible for a Resident Card

2.      $60.00 one year card.  This card is for all other non-residents interested in having a Salem card. This card is valid for one year from date of issue and may be used by all members of the cardholder’s immediate family.

 

      We accept cards issued by member libraries of GMILCS.

      We do not honor any cards from any other library.

 

NON-RESIDENT INTERNET ONLY CARD

      People who do not live in Salem (including those who work in but do not live in Salem) and who do not meet any of the aforementioned conditions, but wish only to use the Internet on a regular basis can purchase an Internet only card.  There are two kinds of non-resident cards with different costs attached.

 

3.      $5.00 per month card

a.       For non-residents who do not meet the requirements of the Temporary card, but do not want to commit to a whole year’s usage.

                                                                             i.      This card would expire monthly, blocking further access to the internet until the card is renewed and paid for

4.      $40.00 one year card. 

a.       For non-residents who use the internet regularly, but do not use the library for other purposes.

                                                                             i.      This card will expire annually, blocking further access to the internet until the card is renewed and paid for.

 

      We accept cards issued by member libraries of GMILCS.

      We do not honor any cards from any other library.

 

JUVENILE CARD

      A child who is a resident of Salem may receive their first card when they turn four (4) years old.  Juvenile cards are issued to children from age 4 through age 11.  A juvenile card may be used to circulate materials from the Adult Section.  No VHS or DVDs can circulate on a juvenile card.  When a child turns 12 year of age, their registration is moved to adult status.  Children under the age of 17 with an adult card cannot check out R rated materials.

      All non-resident children interested in getting a Salem card fall under the Non-Resident Card guidelines.

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR GETTING A CARD

·        Anyone interested in a card must fill out a registration form and sign it with the understanding that they are financially responsible for the materials he/she checks out.

·        Proof of residency must be shown.  Primary addresses that are PO Boxes will not be accepted.  Examples of proof of residency include:

o       Valid state license or id

o       Car registration

o       Envelope that has been delivered by the post office

o       Utility bill (with name and address included)

o       Rent receipt (with name and address included)

·        For non-resident cards, similar identification showing his/her current address must be shown.  See above for examples.

·        To renew an expired card, proof of residency must again be shown.  A new card is not issued at renewal.

·        Ownership of a Salem library card includes full participation in the GMILCS Common Borrower Card program.

·        Lost cards may be replaced at a cost of $1.00 per card.

 

 

REGISTRATION POLICY ADOPTED BY KELLEY LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

March 12, 2009, revised April 16, 2009