Answered By: Amy Burger
Last Updated: Apr 26, 2017     Views: 105

Understandably, priority use of Roberts Library facilities and resources is reserved for current students, faculty, and staff of Dalton State College.  However, members of the public are invited to use the materials, facilities, and equipment of the Roberts Library as long as library policies are followed responsibly.  For their own safety, children must not be left unattended.   Security may be called if children are left without adult supervision.  In addition, Library users under the age of 16 must have direct adult supervision while using library workstations.  To be able to borrow materials from the Derrell C. Roberts Library, patrons must be in good standing with the library.


To borrow books, a formal application for a Community Card may be made by persons 18 years of age or older.  A Georgia driver’s license or other form of identification is required to verify your address.  Exception to the 18-years of age requirement will be given to 17-year old high school graduates.  Applicant must be a resident of one of the following counties: Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, Pickens, Walker or Whitfield.


Community borrowers may check out 6 items at a time for a loan period of two (2) weeks.  Maximum number of bestsellers is two (2).


Items may be renewed once for an additional period of two (2) weeks.  Renewals will be made over the telephone if no students or faculty have placed a hold on the item.


The Derrell C. Roberts Library reserves the right to refuse to renew items that have been placed on hold by another patron or that are required for campus use.


All items borrowed must be returned to the Book Drop outside the main lobby entrance or at the Circulation Desk.


The current overdue fine for items in the Circulating Collection is $ .25 per item per day.  There will be a $5.00 replacement fee for lost cards.


Community cards are valid only for the person to whom they are issued.  Cards may not be loaned to family members, friends, or others.  YOU are responsible for the safe and timely return of all items checked out to your card.  Please return borrowed items promptly in order that others may use them in the future.


Magazines, journals, newspapers, videos, and reference books are not checked out but may be photocopied or used In-Library.


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