Salem Businesses and Salem Non-Profit Organizations which
own or rent office space in Salem are eligible for a Business Library Card.
To apply for participation in this service, the owner or
manager of the business or organization writes a letter on company
letterhead. In it, the owner or manager :
1. requests either one or two Business Library Cards
2. agrees to be the person who is financially
responsible for all materials borrowed on the card(s)
Either the owner/manager or a representative may bring the
letter to the library and fill out a library card application form with the
name, address, and telephone number of the business, and the names of the
owner/manager and the person who fills out the form. The Business Library
Card(s) will be issued in the name of the business and will be accompanied
by a letter explaining the guidelines for use of the card(s):
1. Any person presenting a Business Library Card may
borrow materials at the library. If a card is lost or stolen, it must be
reported to the library immediately so that the card can be invalidated
to prevent unauthorized use.
2. The owner/manager is responsible for all materials
borrowed with the card, including any unpaid overdue fines or charges for
lost or damaged items. It is in the best interest of the owner/manager to
keep track of who within the organization has been given the
card. Any notices regarding overdue items, etc., will be sent to
the owner/manager at the business address.
3. Business Library Cards are valid for the calendar year
in which they are issued. To renew, the owner or manager prepares a new
letter on company letterhead, requesting renewal of the account
and agreeing to be the party financially responsible. The account
must be in good standing (any overdue items or outstanding charges must be
resolved) before the library card(s) are renewed.
ADOPTED BY KELLEY LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES: DECEMBER 7, 1998