Moyer District Library

Library Policies

The following policies govern how we use our library. Policies adopted by Moyer District Library Trustees. Updated as approved.

Patron Registration/Library Card Policy

The Moyer District Library is primarily supported by property taxes paid by residents of the district. Library cards are provided at no cost to residents upon presentation of proof of residency. Additionally, any one owning real property within the municipality/district may obtain a Library card at no charge upon presentation of a tax bill. Owners of commercial property are entitled to one card per business. Others may apply for borrowing privileges by paying the current fee established by the Library Board of Trustee. Resident cards are valid for three years, while nonresident Library cards are valid for one year. 

The Library has a responsibility to protect the taxpayers' investment in the Library's collection of materials. Therefore, a current government issued photo ID or two pieces of certified mail showing acceptable address for verification of residence are required to obtain a Library card. A parent or legal guardian must assume responsibility for materials borrowed by a person under eighteen years of age. Therefore, it is the adult's identification that is required for registration of a minor. 

Patrons are required to present a library card prior to checking out materials. 

State and federal rules and laws pertaining to confidentiality of records and privacy protect information provided on the registration form. Information about use of Library materials and services will be disclosed only as provided by applicable law. 

Hours of Operation and Holidays Policy

Hours of Operation and Holidays 

The Library maintains consistent, posted hours of service during which all services of the Moyer District Library are available to patrons. 

Those hours are varied for daylight savings time. 

Hours during the fall/winter  (with dates set annually)

Monday- Thursday 10 a.m. to  7:00PM

Friday-10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Saturday-10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Sunday Closed 

Hours during the spring/summer (with dates set annually)

Monday- Thursday 10 a.m. to 8:00PM

Friday-10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Saturday-10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Sunday Closed 

Closed Holidays 

New Years Day 

New Years Eve Day 2:00 Closure

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday Day

President's Day 

Good Friday 

Memorial Day 

Fourth of July 

Labor Day 

Veteran's Day 

Columbus Day

Thanksgiving Eve Day 2:00 Closure

Thanksgiving Day 

Christmas Eve Day

Christmas Day 

December 26

The book drop is available for the return of all material during all hours. The book drop is located by the marquee.

Use of Library Computer Use Policy

The Library reserves the right to limit, refuse, and/or ban any patron from using the library equipment and computers. Use is limited to patrons in good standing (i.e.,, all overdue materials have been returned, any lost materials have been paid for, and the patron has a current local library card). 

Copyright laws forbid duplication of copyrighted software. The Library may restrict the use of personal software on library computers. Library software shall not be copied and must be returned to the circulation desk before use of another software product. There is a starting price charge of $.20 per page for black and white copies and color copies start at $.50 for each copy printed from a library computer.

Confidentiality Policies 

Confidentiality of Records Policy 

 All records related to patron registration and circulation of materials are considered to be confidential in nature, in accordance with the Library Records Confidentiality Act (75 ILCS 70). The contents of registration and circulation records shall not be made available to anyone except authorized library personnel or as required by law. Authorized library staff may only provide information about a minor’s fines and fees to the parent or legal guardian. Circulation information will not be provided. Notices and bills are sent to patrons by postal mail , email, and/or text message. The library will make a good faith effort to maintain confidentiality. If the patron has requested notification by email, the library cannot be responsible for the security of email messages. Requests for confidential information must be directed to the Director. Confidential information will not be released unless one of the following is true: ▪ The Director receives a court order directing the release of the information; or ▪ A sworn officer of the law represents that it is impractical to secure a court order as a result of an emergency where the law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that there is an imminent danger of physical harm. 


The Moyer District Library uses security cameras for the safety and security of Library users, staff and property.  The security camera installation consists of dedicated cameras which provide real-time surveillance through a video management system.  The primary purpose of security cameras is to discourage inappropriate and illegal behavior and activities and, when necessary, to provide assistance to law enforcement in the apprehension and prosecution of offenders, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law regarding the confidentiality of library records


The Library shall post and maintain signs at the entrances of each building giving notice of the use of security cameras for monitoring and recording activity in public areas of the Library property.


Cameras are positioned to monitor public areas of the Library such as service areas, entrances and areas prone to theft, vandalism or other activities that may violate Library policy or criminal law.  Under no circumstances shall cameras be located in areas where patrons and/or staff have a reasonable expectation of privacy, such as restrooms.


Video data is recorded and stored digitally.  Recorded data is considered confidential and secure. Access to live feeds of images and recorded video data is limited to authorized Library staff designated by the Library Director.  Live feed activities are randomly monitored.  Because the cameras will not be continuously monitored, the public and staff should take appropriate precautions for their safety and the security of their personal property.  The Library is not responsible for the loss of property or personal injury.


Confidentiality and privacy issues may limit the general public from viewing security camera footage that contains personally identifying information about Library users.  All requests for disclosure of recorded images, except as stated above for law enforcement, shall be made in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, and submitted to the Library Director.  The Director shall review the requested images and determine if the images contain any information protected by the Library Records Confidentiality Act.  As permitted by Section 7(1) of the Freedom of Information Act, when a request is made to inspect or copy recorded images that are exempt from disclosure under the Library Records Confidentiality Act, and also contains images that are not exempt, the Library shall attempt to redact the exempt images and make the remaining images available for inspection or copying.

Only authorized employees can view and/or export video footage.  No unauthorized recording of video footage through cell phones, portable devices, or any other means is permitted.  Any Library employee who becomes aware of unauthorized disclosure of a video recording and/or a potential privacy breach has a responsibility to immediately inform the Library Director of the breach.  


Video surveillance records are not to be used directly or indirectly to identify the activities of individual Library patrons except as viewed in relation to a specific event or suspected criminal activity, suspected violation of Library policy or incidents where there is reasonable basis to believe a claim may be made against the Library for civil liability.   

Law enforcement officials or agencies may be provided access to the recorded data pursuant to a subpoena, court order or as permitted by law.  

Recorded data will be accorded the same level of confidentiality and protection provided to Library users by Illinois state law and the Library’s policies.


A copy of this policy will be shared with any patron or staff member upon request.  

The policy is posted on the Moyer District Library’s official website.

The Library disclaims any liability for use of the video data in accordance with the terms of this policy, given that the Library is a public facility and the security cameras shall be limited to those areas where patrons and/or staff have no reasonable expectation of privacy.


Any individual using the Library shall be held responsible for willful or accidental damage to the Library’s building and collections caused by the individual in accordance with the Moyer District Library Rules of Conduct.