Adopted by the Eagle Public Library Board of Trustees, August July 5, 2023
The Eagle Public Library is a tax supported institution. Its services and resources are available to individuals who live or pay taxes within the City of Eagle city limits, those who have valid library cards for LYNX! Consortium libraries, and those who pay a non-resident fee for services. Library services to guests will not be denied because of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other applicable legally protected status.
The Eagle Public Library is a member of the Lynx Library Consortium. Library guests registered with their home library, as determined by their taxing district as defined by their county assessor’s office, may borrow materials from other consortium libraries (though access to digital materials may be limited). Guests may register for a library account at any Lynx Consortium library in the Treasure Valley, excluding the Emmett Public Library. Upon registering, guests will receive the library card from his or her home library. Each library’s rules and procedures have authority over its own items.
Eligibility for accounts
The Eagle Public Library uses an automated process to verify the residency status for guest account registrations. Applicants for whom the Library is unable to verify residency through this automated process will be required to provide photo identification and proof of residency in the form of either a valid driver’s license or another form of photo identification along with material showing the applicant’s name and address (such as canceled mail, personal checks, pay stubs, bills, insurance statements, or renter’s agreement). If the applicant is unable to provide proof of address, an account with a two-item checkout limit will be created. Once proof of address is supplied, the limit will be removed.
Eagle Public Library accounts are available to all City of Eagle residents. Library accounts may be established for minors without the parent or guardian present. Such minors must be able to provide their full name, address, phone number, and birthdate. Parents or guardians will be notified by mail (at the address provided by the applicant) that their minor child (those under the age of 18) has applied for an account. Such accounts will have a two-item checkout limit; the limit will be removed after two weeks or sooner (at the request of the parent or guardian). Should the parent or guardian decide that they do not wish for their child to have a library account, the parent or guardian must contact the Library.
Types of Eagle Public Library Accounts
An Eagle Public Library account is issued to any person who pays ad valorem taxes on real and/or personal property situated within the City of Eagle. All members of the household qualify for an Eagle Public Library account. Members of the household over the age of eighteen must provide proof of residence.
Non-resident Eagle Public Library accounts may be established for guests who do not live in the areas covered by the LYNX! Consortium libraries. Non-resident library accounts are valid for one (1) year from date of issue. The fee for non-resident accounts is reviewed annually by the Eagle Public Library Board of Trustees. The fee for non-resident accounts is equal to the average amount of per household residential support, plus Idaho sales tax. City of Eagle accounts are available to all non-residents, age eighteen and over. Library accounts may be established for non-resident minors with the parent or guardian present. Once the annual non-resident fee is paid, all members of the household qualify for an Eagle Public Library account. Members of the household over the age of eighteen must provide proof of address. Refunds for non-resident fees may be made at the request of the cardholder when the fee was charged in error (a full refund), when the City of Eagle annexes the account holder’s real property into the city (proof of annexation and/or residency is required), and when the account holder moves into the City of Eagle (proof of residency is required). Refunds will be made on a pro-rata basis for unused months.
Limits of Service
Limits are imposed for certain types of materials. Per library account, the number of a particular type of item allowed to be checked-out lies within the discretion of the Library Director. Access to digital services such as subscription databases, e-books, e-audiobooks, and others may be restricted by the digital service vendor.
Denial of Service
The Library and its guests are subject to the Eagle City Code. The use of the library or its services may be denied for due cause, such as failure to return materials, to pay fines or fees, destroying or defacing library property, violating the library’s code of conduct, or any other objectionable conduct on library premises.
Any individual, for continued misuse or flagrant violation of the library borrowing regulations, may be subject to suspension of library use privileges at the discretion of the Library Director. The Library Director is authorized to work with court authorities on cases of patron refusal to return items to the library. Suspension of service appeals may be made to the Eagle Public Library Board of Trustees.
Library service may be denied when library accounts are not in good standing. Accounts in good standing are defined as having fines and fees totaling $10.00 or less, no overdue items, and no account blocks.
Amendment of Rules
The Library Director may approve exceptions to this policy.
The Eagle Public Library Board of Trustees reserves the right to review and amend this policy at any time.