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Niobrara County Library Rules in 1917

Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 07/29/1917


Article 1: The library shall be open on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from two to four and on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings from seven to nine.

Article 2: Residents of Niobrara County may borrow books from the Public Library by having a taxpayer sign a guarantee against loss.

Non-residents wishing to borrow books may do so by depositing $1.50 with the librarian, said sum to be returned upon surrender of the book.

Article 3: A reader's card cannot be used twice the same day.  A reader's card cannot be used after a fine is incurred, until the fine is paid.

Article 4: Books may be kept fourteen days unless otherwise specified on pocket and may be renewed.

Books marked "Seven Day Book" are not subject to renewal.

Persons residing outside of Lusk within Niobrara County may retain books an additional seven days.

Custodians of Branch Libraries may retain books one month.

Article 5: Only one book may be borrowed on a card at a time.

Books returned require one day to be prepared for re-issue.

Books marked "Reference" and unbound magazines are not to be taken from the library. The library employs the Open Shelf and Card Catalog systems.


Article 6: A book kept over-time incurs a fine of five cents for each day or part of a day elapsing before its return.

In case of infectious disease a book may be retained over time and destroyed without the incurance {sic} of penalty.

Article 7: All  losses or injury beyond reasonable wear, must be promptly adjusted. 

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