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RESOLUTION SETTING FEES AND CHARGES FOR THE DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY.
BY COUNCILOR NESS:

RESOLVED, that effective ____________________, pursuant to Section 2-17 of the Duluth City Code, the following rates, fines, and charges are hereby set for room and equipment rental, fines, and replacement costs, and other service charges made by the Duluth public library:

I. SPACE RENTAL

(a) Noncommercial rates
(1) Green room: 4 hours or less $ 75, Day  $100
(2) Gold room: 4 hours or less   $45, Day   $60
(3) Conference room: 4 hours or less   $40, Day   $50
(b) Commercial use rates, i.e. when admission is charged
(1) Green room: $200/day
(2) Gold room:  $100/day
(3) Conference room:  $60/day
II. EXTENDED USE FEES
(a) Juvenile books, recordings, magazines     $.10/day
(b) Adult books, recordings, magazines    $.25/day
(c) Toys    $.50/day
(d) Civil service books    $1/day
(e) Video cassettes, software, story kits   $2/day
(f) Art prints     New/$1/day
III. SERVICE CHARGES
(a) $.10 to $.50 for photocopies made by library patrons; charge depends on the machine and the size of the paper;
(b) $2 for sending a bill;
(c) $1 for sending a final notice;
(d) $2 to replace the library borrower's initial card;
(e) $3 for destroying a bar code or security label in library materials;
(f) Research:  first ten minutes free, then $10 for up to 30 minutes and $12 per hour after that, plus postage and $.25 per page for photocopies;
(g) Fax service:  $10 service charge for up to three pages (excluding the cover letter) and $3 per page for additional pages.
IV. LOST AND DAMAGED MATERIALS
(a) Lost materials:  actual cost of reordering, re-cataloging, and other related expenses;
(b) Damaged materials:  actual diminution in value of the article or replacement cost, if necessary [as set forth in IV.(a) above].
V. USED BOOKS AND MATERIALS
(a) Used adult books - $.50 minimum sales price;
(b) Used children's books - $.25 minimum sales price;
(c) Used magazines - $.25 minimum sales price.
VI. NONMINNESOTA RESIDENT BORROWER'S CARD
(a) Annual fee for library materials use privileges - $42 for the first family member and $5/per card for each additional family member.


RESOLVED FURTHER, that this resolution rescinds Resolution 92-0466.

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the library board and library director are authorized to adopt reasonable rules, regulations, and policies and take other actions to implement the fees and charges approved by this resolution.

RESOLVED FURTHER, that monies collected under Sections I through III, and VI, pursuant to this resolution, be deposited in General Fund 100 - Library Department, and monies collected under Section IV and V be deposited in Library Special Gifts for the purchase of library materials.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution sets fines, rental fees, and service charges for the Library, as authorized in Section 2-17 of the Duluth City Code. These fines, fees and charges were last revised on June 1, 1992.

The Library Board approved the revision at its December 14, 1999 Board meeting and recommends City Council approval.

The proposed changes to the current schedule are as follows:

I. Space rental

(a) Noncommercial rates
(1) Green room: 4 hours or less $ 50.00 75.00, Day   75.00 100.00
(2) Gold room: 4 hours or less   35.00 45.00, Day   50.00 60.00
(3) Conference room: 4 hours or less   25.00 40.00, Day   35.00 50.00
(4) Plaza: 4 hours or less   50.00, Day   75.00
(b) Commercial use rates, i.e. when admission is charged
(1) Green room: $150.00 200.00/day
(2) Gold room:   80.00 100.00/day
(3) Conference room:   55.00 60.00/day
(4) Plaza:  200.00/day
III. Service charges
(a) $.50 to reserve an item with the exception of three-day videos which cost $2 per item to reserve;
(ba) $.10 to $.50 for photocopies made by library patrons; charge depends on the machine and the size of the paper;
(cb) $2 for sending a bill;
(dc) $1 for sending a final notice;
(e) $1 to replace first destroyed patron bar code label; $1 additional for each additional replacement patron bar code label ($2 for second replacement);
(fd) $32 to replace the initial library borrower's initial card; $5 for any further replacements;
(ge) $23 for destroying a bar code or security label in library materials;
(h) $.25/item for telephone renewals;
(if) Research:  first ten minutes free, then $10 for up to 30 minutes and $12 per hour after that, plus postage and $.25 per page for photocopies;
(jg) Fax service:  $10 service charge for up to three pages (excluding the cover letter) and $3 per page for additional pages.
V. Used books And materials
(a) Used adult books - $.50 minimum sales price;
(b) Used children's books - $.25 minimum sales price;
(c) Used magazines - $.10 25 minimum sales price.
VI. Non-DULUTH Minnesota resident borrower's card
(a) Annual fee for library materials use privileges - $35 42 for the first family member and $5/per card for each additional family member.