(a)  The Government and Heritage Library may restrict or suspend a patron's access to materials and equipment for violation of any rule set forth in this Subchapter.

(b)  A borrower's check-out privileges shall be suspended for the following:

(1)           failure to return overdue materials within 15 days of the issuance of any overdue notice;

(2)           damage to any library materials or equipment; or

(3)           unauthorized use of materials or equipment, including loaning library materials to non-registered borrowers, using materials or equipment in a manner prohibited by its proper use, or removing non-circulating materials or equipment from the Library.

(c)  The period of suspension shall not exceed one year. In setting the period of suspension, the State Librarian shall consider the Rule violated, the extent of harm to the Library's property, and any previous rule violations by the patron. The State Librarian shall send a letter of suspension to the borrower by email or U.S. Mail.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 125-2(4); 143B-10;

Eff. September 1, 2017.