Policies

Library Membership Internet Access
Accepted Forms of ID for Proof of Residence Placing Holds
Loan Periods Interlibrary Loans
Fines and Fees Group Study Rooms
Patron Code of Conduct (updated) Collection Development (updated)
Safe Child Policy Teen Space Procedures
Bulletin Board and Exhibits Re-Opening Policies
Social Media Policy Meeting Room Policy
Notary Public Service Policy Notary Public Service Policy
Program Policy (New) Vulnerable Adult Policy (updated)
WiFi Policy (2019) Computer Lab Usage Policy

Re-Opening Policies

CHPL Reopen Policies 
Approved by Library Board of Trustees May 13, 2020.

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Loan Periods

All items may be borrowed for 3 weeks with the following exceptions:

  • Interlibrary loans - 2 weeks with one 2 week renewal unless recalled by the lending library.

  • Rapid Reads – 1 week, no renewal

  • Items with long waiting lists, 2 weeks - no renewals

  • Book Clubs To Go (Bags) - 6 weeks, no renewal

  • Entertainment DVDs – two weeks ($2), one renewal ($2)

  • Video games – 2 weeks, no renewal

  • Magazines - 3 weeks, 1 renewal

  • Renewals - all items may have two, 3 week renewals except as noted above. Any item on hold cannot be renewed.

Maximum Number of Items Allowed Out

  • Books - 60 items per card

  • No more than 4 books with the same first five Dewey numbers per card

  • Music - 6 per card

  • Audio books - 6 per card

  • Entertainment DVDs – no limit

  • Instructional/Educational Video and DVDs – 6 per card

  • Video games – 2 per card

  • All Magazines - 6 per card

  • Book Clubs to Go Bag - 1 per card

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Fines and Fees

FINES:

  • $0.15 per day

  • $0.25 per day for interlibrary loans (ILL), items on reserve and Rapid Reads

  • $1.00 per day for Entertainment DVDs, video games, and Book Club To Go bag

  • Certain children and teen items are now fine free. Click here for more details.

Maximum Fines:

  • $4.00 per item

  • ILLs, DVDs, reserve books and video games - $5.00 maximum

  • Paperbacks and periodicals - $2.00 maximum

  • Missing book from Book Club To Go bags - $10.00 per book

  • $10.00 referral fee from Unique Management Services will be placed on accounts that have assumed lost items

  • Card are blocked when fines total $10 or more 

Rental Fees for Library Items:

  • Entertainment DVDs - $2.00

  • Video Games - $3.00

Prices for lost and damaged items:

  • CD or DVD case - $1.00 for single, $2.00 for double case

  • Missing barcode - $1.00

  • Missing RFID tag - $1.00

  • Lost library card - $2.00 for replacement card

  • Lost items - determined by the price listed in the library catalog. 

  • Lost item processing fee - $2.00

Miscellaneous Items:

  • CDs - $1.00

  • Headphones - $3.50

  • Flash drives - $8.00 (4 GB)

  • Interlibrary Loans - $2.00 per request

  • Printing - $0.20 per page for black & white, $0.50 per page for color, photo prints $2 (available in the computer lab only)

  • Notary - $3.00 per seal

  • Proctor Fee - $15.00 (non-resident)

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Visitor Passes

The library offers 2 hour visitor passes for those who do not have a Cherry HIll Library Card.

(1) N.J.A.C. 15:21-2.5 Library Materials: (d) “Each library shall provide the public free access to the Internet all hours the library is open.”

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Collection Development Policy

The Cherry Hill Public Library collection development policy fulfills two important functions:

  • First, to provide goals and guidelines to librarians that will assist their judgment in making material selections to the collection;
  • Second, to outline the collection development process for the public as well as offer a brief overview of librarian principles and ideals.

Full Collection Development Policy

 

Amended & Board Approved : October 2021

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