the Library is a privilege extended to residents, visitors, and neighbors of
Strathmere, NJ ages 13 and up. Members agree to support the Policies and
Procedures of the Schiavo Library as adopted by the Board of Trustees and to
be responsible for the care of all facilities and all materials. Library
privileges may be revoked for failure to adhere to these standards.
The Library is
a private 501(C)(3) organization and receives no tax dollars or government
support and therefore charges a nominal fee to help support its facilities
Library card may be obtained by making formal application and paying the
appropriate fee. Members will be issued a library card and may borrow all
available resources subject to Library procedures.
policy – adopted February 2009)
Borrowing & Care of Materials
Membership Card is required to borrow materials from the library.
is defined as one adult (18 and over)
is defined as a total of up to four members / additional family members are
$10.00 per person.
& Audio Books:
Total of one item per person / 14 -day loan period
Total of two items per card/ back issues only/ 7-day loan period
Total of two items per card/ 2-day loan period
Minimum age for checkout is 18/ $1.00 per item due at checkout
for the Beach” Collection:
Items shelved in this section only are self-circulated by Members and are
organized by the first letter of the author’s last name. Select a title,
enjoy it, and then please re-shelve the book yourself!
Computer Use &
The Schiavo Library offers free wireless Internet access to those with a
current library card. However, computers are limited and are available on a
first-come basis. If other members are waiting to use the computers, use is
limited to 30 minutes.
Please sign-in at the Circulation Desk before using the computers.
Materials/ Fines/ Lost or Damaged Materials
All items, except those on hold for another member, may be renewed once for
the same period of time as the original loan period.
books and magazines is $.25 per day;
for videos & DVDs $1.00 per day.
There is a
charge for damaged materials based on the extent of the damage.
The charge for
lost materials is the current replacement cost per item.
The charge for
the replacement of Membership Cards is $5.00 per card.
Behavior Policy –
principle purpose of the Schiavo Library is to provide members with open and
convenient access to all of the Library’s resources.
The Library and
its staff are committed to providing a safe and congenial atmosphere for
this purpose. This commitment can only be fully achieved if users of the
Library respect the rights of all users and the staff. Basically, this
requires that all members act in a manner that will not interfere with the
functioning of the Library or disturb others as more specifically outlined
in the Code of Conduct (see below).
Code of Conduct:
1. All Library
materials must be checked out appropriately utilizing a current Membership
Card and must be renewed or returned in a timely manner.
property may not be misused, mutilated, damaged, or defaced; otherwise, the
responsible member may (shall) be required to pay for repair or replacement.
machines that are provided for member use are subject to reasonable
limitation at the discretion of the Library staff.
4. A quiet
atmosphere is maintained for the benefit of all Library users.
behavior, including the use of cell phones or other electronic devices
without earphones, is not permitted anywhere in the Library.
The Library is not a public shelter and therefore, sleeping, loitering, and
the misuse of restrooms or other facilities is never permitted.
with or the harassment or intimidation of other users, staff, or volunteers
by word, act, look, or gesture is unacceptable behavior and strictly
8. Smoking and
the use of illegal substances is not permitted. The consumption of food and
beverages in public areas of the Library is not permitted during business
hours except at the discretion of the Library Director.
attire, including shoes and shirts, must be worn at all times in the
Library. Wet or sandy clothing is never permitted.
under the age of eight must be accompanied by a Member parent or guardian
and must observe all rules of Library behavior and acceptable social
Animals, other than trained service animals, are not permitted.
parking spaces for handicapped users of the Library must be respected.
13. The use of
skateboards, rollerblades, and the like is not permitted on any Library
request, users may be asked to show staff members their Library cards or
other appropriate identification.
Schiavo Library staff is authorized to implement the Public Behavior Policy,
and, if necessary, to modify or adapt the Code of Conduct to special
Members who do not comply with the Code of Conduct or any reasonable request
of the staff may be asked to leave Library premises. Continued
noncompliance may result in the suspension or termination of Library
privileges and/or to prohibiting access to Library premises. Egregious
behavior may be reported to the police.