Balch Springs Library-Learning Center

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Playaway VIEW Loan Policy

Playaway VIEW Loan Policy

Balch Springs Library – Learning Center

Approved by Library Board January 17, 2013

The Balch Springs Library – Learning Center circulates Playaway VIEW devices for the patrons that have had a library card at least six months with a record of no outstanding fines during that period.  Each Playaway VIEW contains preloaded video content.

  • Playaway VIEW’s circulate for 1 week, and are not renewable.  Patrons may reserve VIEW’s which will serve as the waiting list for the devices.
  • Patrons may only check out one Playaway VIEW at a time and only one Playaway VIEW per household.
  • Playaway VIEW’s are checked-out and checked-in at the circulation desk.  Playaway VIEW’s may not be left in the drop box.
  • A Playaway VIEW agreement must be filled out and signed at the time of check-out.  Playaway VIEW Agreements will be kept on file for the duration of the loan period and a copy of the signed agreement will be provided at the time the item is check-in, and may be used as a receipt.
  • Patrons must be 18 years of age or older to check out a Playaway VIEW.
  • Patrons must to agree to pay all replacement costs associated with damage, loss or theft of a Playaway VIEW device or any of its accessories, per the Playaway VIEW Patron Agreement.
  • Library staff members will conduct a physical inspection of each Playaway VIEW when it is returned to insure that it is intact, has all of its accessories and is functioning properly.

Cost of Playaway VIEWS

  • Loan period is 7 days
  • Cost of lost or damaged Playaway VIEW is $100.00
  • Charging plug replacement fee:  $15.00
  • Lost carrying bag is $5.00
  • Lost barcode is $5.00
  • Late fees after 7 days are $1.00 per day (max $20)