Institution Card Guidelines
Approved by MORE Directors Council, May 2017
Who qualifies for an Institution card (PTYPE 14)?
Determined by local library policy. Consider adapting and adopting this sample policy.
Who qualifies for an Institution Non-Charging card (PTYPE 22)?
Determined by local library policy
What information must be included in institution patron records (PYTPES 14 and 22)?
- PATRON NAME field: institution’s legal name
- ADDRESS field: a responsible individual’s name on the first line, if in accordance with local policy, then the institution’s current mailing address
- NOTE field: “Issued at [issuing library name]”
Can a patron have both a regular, individual card and be the responsible individual associated with an institution card?
Yes, this is strongly encouraged for those using library materials both for personal use and on behalf of an institution, organization, or classroom
Concurrent checkouts for institution cards (PTYPES 14 and 22):
Concurrent holds for institution cards (PYTPES 14 and 22):
Lending periods for institution cards (PYTPES 14 and 22):
4-week checkouts for all materials except Lucky Day, rentals, and ILL
Fine rate for PTYPE 14:
$1/day for video materials, $.10/day for most other materials, and standard Lucky Day and rental fines
Fine rate for PTYPE 22:
No fines except on:
- 37 ILL loan items
- 98 Lucky Day Book
- 99 Lucky Day DVD
- 101 Rental 3 Day
- 102 Rental 10 Day
For the above, $.10/day ILL loan items, and standard Lucky Day and Rental fines
Expired institution cards (PYTPES 14 and 22):
Expired cards are blocked from checkouts, placing holds, etc.