The library underscores its commitment to provide free basic library services to its citizens of Bossier Parish. This policy sets forth fees associated for value-added services for photocopies, printing, and faxes. These fees help the library defray costs, conserve resources, and ensure equity-of-access standards.
Printing & Copying
It is the library’s objective to provide easily accessible information that meets the patrons’ needs. They may use copy machines to photocopy information from Library materials. Patrons may also print or copy personal materials and may be allowed to use their own paper at the discretion of staff. Fees still apply when using own paper.
This service is provided to offer increased convenience to patrons who need to retrieve and deliver documents quickly. When materials must be faxed between branches, it is difficult to determine in advance whether the information meets the patron’s need. For this reason, the library does not charge for faxed information when the patron in the receiving branch evaluates its usefulness and returns the material to the desk. The library will not fax copies of materials for which contractual agreements prohibit photocopying. Faxing may not be available at all locations.
Scanning of personal documents to a USB flash drive or to an email address is provided free of charge. To ensure fair and equitable access to this service, patrons:
- Must provide their own USB flash drive
- Are allowed two (2) scans per patron per day
- Are allowed a maximum of 30 pages total
- Must type in the address if scanning to an email address (scanning to an email address is not available at all library locations)
- Photocopying or computer printing in 10¢ per page; regardless of whether it is a black and white or color copy.
- Sending faxes is $1.00 for every 20 pages.
- Receiving faxes is 10¢ per page.
- There is no fee for scanning services.
Acceptable Payment Methods
The library accepts payment in cash or personal check. Checks will be accepted for the exact amount of fines and/or fees only. Patrons must have a current library card in good standing with correct name, address, and telephone number, and a picture ID to be able to use a check as a payment method.
Checks are accepted only in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank. Checks must have a valid, nine-digit bank routing number (ABA code) MICR-encoded and the account number on the bottom of the check. The library cannot accept starter checks or checks with names and/or addresses handwritten or typed in.
A valid, legal form of photo identification must be provided for verification purposes.
Charges for the amount of original payment will be added back to a patron’s account when a check is returned from the bank for any reason. Borrowing and other library privileges may be suspended until payment is made to the library in accordance with this policy.
Bossier Parish Library reserves the right to refuse a check as a payment method if a previous check has been returned unpaid.