Library Policies

Roy Downs Memorial Library Policies

  • Parents are responsible for all books checked out on their children’s cards, and for fines owed by their children.
  • Check out period for print material is two weeks. DVDs and videos check out for a seven-day period.
  • Late fines on books are $0.10 a day. Late fines on videos, Blu-Rays and DVDs are $2 a day.
  • Any books that are not reserved by another patron may be renewed one time.
  • Books may be returned to any library in Shelby County.
  • Books not in Roy Downs Memorial Library collection may be requested on an inter-library loan.
  • Non-print material (audio, videos / DVDs, CDs) from the Calera Library collection must be returned at the Calera location.
  • A responsible adult must accompany all children under the age of 12 years.
  • No smoking, eating, or drinking is permitted.

Computer Services & Policies

Computers are available for internet access, office, and children’s programs. To use these computers a patron must have:

  • Valid library card in good standing
  • Must have completed a computer usage form
  • All patrons under 18 must have a parent sign their computer permission form
  • Sign in at computer registration center
  • All use of the computer must be completed 20 minutes before closing
  • Wireless internet is available at the library