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This guide provides details about hours of library service at Roberts-LaForge Library and policies relating to materials use.

Identification and Registration

To check out books from Roberts-LaForge Library under the terms of the Dancing Rabbit Library Consortium Agreement, you must present to a member of our Circulation Department staff a valid Dancing Rabbit card, issued by one of the public or academic libraries participating in the consortium. To obtain a Dancing Rabbit card, you must be in good standing with the issuing library. This means you cannot have any overdue materials or owe any library fines or fees.

 

When you present your Dancing Rabbit card along with a photo ID (such as a driver’s license) at Roberts-LaForge Library, a member of our Circulation staff will create an account for you and you will be issued a DSU library card. The DSU library card is non-transferable and you must present your card and photo ID each time you borrow materials. You are personally responsible for returning all of your checked out materials to Roberts-LaForge Library.

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Circulation Policies

While Roberts-LaForge Library welcomes the use of any resources in its collections, your Dancing Rabbit membership entitles you to check out books from the main collection as well as some Government Document materials. The Dancing Rabbit membership does not allow you to check out Instructional Resource Center items, which includes audio-visual materials. Additionally, neither periodicals nor reference books may be checked out. 

The checkout period for most books is three (3) weeks for all patrons, and renewals are granted providing there are no other patron requests for the library materials. You may request a renewal in person at the Circulation Desk or by telephone at 662-846-4430. After the second renewal, the item(s) must be presented at the Circulation Desk to be turned in or renewed. 

 

Other important features of our Circulation Policies are Recalls and Fines. Library books are subject to being recalled after they have been checked out at least ten (10) days. If the Circulation Department recalls a book you have checked out, a new due date will be assigned and you will be notified by e-mail. Fines are assessed on materials not returned by the new due date.

 

If you keep library materials past the due dates assigned for them, you will accrue fines ($0.30 per day/per item). The library that issued your Dancing Rabbit card will assist Roberts-LaForge Library in recovering any materials that are overdue. Upon the issuance of the third and final overdue notice, a copy will be sent to your home library. That participating library will then block your borrowing privileges.  Please remember that overdue notices are e-mailed as a courtesy. Failure to receive a notice does not absolve you from responsibility for returning materials.

 

Books that are declared lost or kept over thirty (30) days past the due dates assigned for them will be billed as lost. If you should lose a book, you would be billed for the replacement cost plus any accrued fine plus an $18 handling and cataloging fee.

 

Any patron who is determined to have abused his/her Dancing Rabbit membership will have his/her Dancing Rabbit card voided by the director of the issuing library.

Participating Libraries

Libraries participating in the Dancing Rabbit Consortium include: 

Academic Libraries

  • Delta State University 
  • Mississippi Valley State University 
  • Mississippi Delta Community College 
  • Coahoma Community College
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College

Public Libraries

  • Blackmur Memorial Library (Water Valley)
  • Bolivar County Library (Cleveland)
  • Carnegie Public Library (Clarksdale)
  • First Regional Library (Hernando)
  • Humphreys County Library (Belzoni)
  • Marks-Quitman County Library (Marks)
  • Sharkey-Issaquena County Library (Rolling Fork)
  • Sunflower County Library (Indianola)
  • Tallahatchie County Library (Charleston and Tutwiler) 
  • Washington County Library (Greenville)
  • Yalobusha County Library (Coffeeville).