Frequently Asked Questions
What are your hours of
operation?
The Dayton Memorial Library is operating at reduced open hours due to COVID-19. We are currently open:

Monday-Friday 11am-3pm (curbside service available)

How do I get a library card?

To sign-up for a new library card please come into the Dayton Memorial Library to complete a paper application, or follow this link for our online application:  https://ccrld.bywatersolutions.com/cgi-bin/koha/opac-memberentry.pl

You must show proof of physical address when registering. A child must be 5 or older to obtain a library card and anyone under 18 will need a parent or guardian signature.

How is card eligibility determined?
Columbia County Rural Library District’s eligibility policy is based on residency or property ownership in Dayton or the unincorporated areas of Columbia County. Starbuck is not a part of the library district.

Those living out-of-district may purchase a non-resident card for $35.00 per person for a year, $20 a year per person for senior citizens 62 and over.

What is the number of items I’m allowed to checkout?
Patrons may checkout a maximum of 40 items, though certain item types may have their own item limits. For example, only 4 movies may be checked out at a time.
What is the checkout period for library items?
Checkout period varies by item type. All items EXCEPT NEW and those on hold have two renewal periods of the same length.

Print & Audiobooks – 28 days
Movies & TV – 7 days
Magazines – 7 days
Library of Things – 14 days

Do you have overdue fines?
The Dayton Memorial Library has no overdue fines on RETURNED items. Items over 90 days overdue are considered lost and assess a fee equal to the replacement price.
What about lost items?
Items reported lost will assess a fee equal to the replacement price, OR patrons have the option of purchasing and replacing the item themselves (within limit, must be of similar condition).
I received a letter saying I have overdue items. Why?

As a courtesy to patrons, email notices or phone calls are made when items are 10 days overdue. A print notice is mailed when items are 30 days overdue. Patrons will receive a letter from the director at 90 days and after this point fines may be sent to collections.

Overdue fees will be waived when the item is return. 

How can I renew items?
You can renew items by:

– Access your account online
– Come into the library
– Call or email the library

New items and items on hold cannot be renewed; all other items have 2 renewals.

How can I place a hold?
You can place a hold by:

– Access your account online
– Come into the library
– Call or email the library

New items and items on hold cannot be renewed; all other items have 2 renewals.