Library Mission Statement

The mission of the Wiyot Tribal Library is to serve as a bridge between the past and the future of the Wiyot Tribe. The library seeks to hold a complete collection of all materials relating to Wiyot culture for the benefit of tribal members and the neighboring community. The library will also maintain a collection of materials that are particularly appropriate for Native American Children. It aims to be the entry point for all information needs through use of appropriate technology.

Tisa Jewell, Joycelyn Teague, and Marilyn Wilson

Wiyot Tribal Library Policies

Borrowing Privileges

In order to borrow library materials, a library card with your name, address, telephone number, and last four digits of your social security number must be on file. You will be asked for photo i.d. if we don't know you. These cards will be kept on file in the library.

The signature of a parent or guardian is required in order for a minor to obtain library borrowing privileges. The library does not limit the borrowing privileges of a minor. If you wish to limit your childs/ward's reading or viewing, we suggest that you accompany him or her to the library and help select the materials borrowed.

Loan Period

Adults may check out up to five books at a time, children may check out three at a time, and two videos may be borrowed at a time. (Three videos may be checked out if they are part of a series, for example "Lord of the Rings Trilogy," with library staff permission). Books may be kept for three weeks, and videos, DVDs, and cassettes may be kept for one week. Books may be renewed for an additional three weeks if they have not been requested by another person. Renewals may be made by calling the library at 733-5055.

Overdue, Lost or Damaged Materials

The library does not charge fines for overdue materials. However, we encourage you to return your materials on time to avoid suspension of your borrowing privileges. Overdue notices will be sent every two weeks after materials are due, and library borrowing privileges will be suspended. If the materials are not returned by the time that RSTF checks are cut, the book cost may be withheld from your check.

Charges for unreturned, lost, stolen, or seriously damaged materials will include the replacement cost of the item plus a processing fee of $5. Under certain conditions, a refund may be made if the lost material is found and returned within three months. The processing fee is not refundable-even if the material is found later and returned.

You will be responsible for the cost of replacement or repair of any type of library material that is lost, stolen, or damaged while checked out to you. If you are a victim of fire or theft, you may be able to claim the cost against your insurance policies.

Selection of library materials is a thoughtful, deliberate process. Therefore, we cannot and do not, accept replacement of library material by a user unless it is exactly the same title in exactly the same format, edition, and condition.

Chlidren and adult making crafts in the library