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Lending Policy for Farmers Branch Manske Public Library
Library Card Contact
Phone: (972) 247-2511
E-mail: Contact by Email
Obtaining a TexShare Card: Borrowers must present a valid TexShare card issued by their home library, a photo ID, and proof of current address. Borrowers will be asked to complete an application. Borrowers under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent at time of application.
Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday - 10:00 am to 9:00 pm Friday and Saturday - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Loan Policies: The loan period for books, audiocassettes and CDs (including books on CD) is 3 weeks. Videos, DVDs, and magazines are checked out for 7 days.
Restrictions and Limitations: Interlibrary loan is not available to TexShare cardholders.
Renewals: Items that are not on reserve may be renewed in person at the circulation desk, by phone at 972-919-9830, online via the online catalog (http://www.ci.farmers-branch.tx.us/library), or via an automated telephone system at 972-247-9350. Renewal via the online catalog or automated telephone system require a personal identification number (PIN).
Returns: Library materials may be returned at the circulation desk or in the outside bookdrop at the front of the building, which is open 24 hours a day. Items returned by U.S. Mail should arrive at the Library by the date due.
Recalls: No recalls.
Non-Circulating Items: Reference materials and current magazines do not circulate.
Overdue Reminders: Three (3) overdue reminders are sent by mail two weeks, four weeks and six weeks after the due date. The borrower's home library will be notified when the final notice is sent. Failure to return items and/or pay fines will result in the suspension of privileges.
Fines and Fees: Overdue charges for books, audiocassettes, magazines, and CDs are $0.10 per day per item. Overdue charges for videos and DVDs are $1.00 per day per item. Items that are damaged will be charged to the borrower.
Lost Items: An item is considered 'lost' when the borrower informs the library that the item is lost. The borrower is charged the original cost of the item. Overdue fines are not charged if the borrower pays for the item.
Billing Information: Payment by cash or check may be made at the circulation desk. The TexShare cardholder agrees to pay any charges incurred as a result of late return, damage to, or loss of materials.
Notes, Comments, Additional Information: http://www.ci.farmers-branch.tx.us/library