If you meet the eligibility requirements, there is no charge for your first card. There is, however, a $2.00 fee to replace first time lost before expiration date on the card. Cost to replace after first time is left to the discretion of the local library staff.
If you do not meet these requirements, or are just visiting the area, the library can issue you a "Non-Resident" card for $10 per year (no refund), with a limit of five (5) items checked out at one time. All other fines and fees also apply to Non-Resident Patrons.
Fines for overdue items:
Each branch has a 24-hour book drop for the return of books and periodicals.
Video tapes, DVDs, and audio books are not to be returned in the book drop due to damage that can occur from heavier items falling on them. These items must be returned at the circulation desk during regular operating hours.
All fines must be paid in full before any additional materials may be borrowed.
Library users and staff have the right to assume that their use of library buildings and grounds will be free from harassment, free from physical danger, and free from psychological and emotional stress. To assure this, it is the Policy of the Board of Trustees that the following behavior is detrimental to the purpose and mission of the Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Regional Library System. Individuals who engage in these behaviors and do not cease to do so after being warned will be asked to leave. Failure to leave the library buildings and grounds when requested may result in the swearing out of a warrant for trespass.
The rules set forth in this policy are in addition to, and do not supersede, the requirements and prohibitions applying to every person under state and federal laws. Please note that the mutilation or theft of library property is a criminal offense and punishable as a misdemeanor or a class H felony, depending on the value of the property involved.
If you have questions, please contact us.
Approved by the Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Regional Library Board The 27th day of April, 2000.
It is as defined by the 1973 United States Supreme Court decision, in Miller v. California, 413 U.S. 15, obscenity is any text or image that "depict[s] or describe[s] patently offensive 'hard core' sexual conduct." Furthermore, the Court outlines a three-part test to determine if the text or image in question is obscene:
The first two measures will be determined by local community values; the third will be determined by a measurement of reasonableness.
All three elements must be present for material to be judged by a judge or jury as obscene and, therefore, illegal.
*prurient ( or morbid, shameful, and unhealthy)
** North Carolina General Statute / Obscene literature & exhibitions
A copy of the AMY Regional library System Personnel Policy is available at each local library for patron review.
Our detailed SelectionPolicy is available here.
Detailed guidelines for use of Meeting Rooms in the Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Regional Library System are available here.
Our detailed Internet Usage Policy is available here.
Information gathered on this website is used only for the purpose for which it is gathered. Information is not shared with or sold to any other party.
Approved by the Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Regional Library Board the 22nd day of August 2002. Shannon Chrisawn, Regional Board Chairman.