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User Agreement Benton-Stearns Education District Lending Library Lending Library Policies
Statement of Purpose:The intention of the BSED Lending Library is to provide an opportunity for professionals in our member districts to preview a wide variety of educational programs and assistive technology devices.
A. Membership AgreementMembership to the BSED Lending Library is open to any of our 6 member district who are:1. A professional in one of our member districts serving students with disabilities.
B. Borrowing ProceduresOrganization memberships may borrow up to six items at a time. The loan period is six weeks. Members are able to renew an item consecutively one time, as long as there is not an active waitlist for the item. Members can reserve items on the Benton-Stearns Lending Library’s online inventory system. The lending library coordinator will contact them to further arrange the request. If the items are currently checked out—items may be reserved for a date following the return date. Members interested in borrowing equipment valued at $300 or more will also be asked to complete a special loan agreement form. Our AT specialist will make every effort to deliver the items you have requested by the date and time you have requested. *Note: It is important that when looking at trialing different AT equipment for a student the IEP team has completed the AT consideration form and worked through the SETT or Quick SETT framework to determine the right tools for a student. The AT consideration form as well as the SETT Framework forms can be found on our website www.bentonstearns.k12.mn.us.
C. Overdue items or broken itemsMembers cannot check out any items if they have overdue items. Members with overdue items will receive two reminders—one automatic email, and one email from the AT Specialist and then be billed for the replacement cost of the item, at a minimum of $50. Members are responsible for returning each item in the same condition as it was loaned. If an item is damaged or lost, return the packaging and damaged item, if available. The member will be billed for the replacement of that item, at a minimum of $50. Please contact Library staff immediately if an item does not function properly.
D. Copyright ComplianceThe BSED Lending Library abides by all lending and copyright laws governing the unlawful duplication of copyrighted computer software, manuals and assistive technology devices. It is the member’s responsibility to remove software from the computer hard drive before returning to BSED. It is illegal for members to copy software in any manner. Memberships will be terminated immediately for violating this policy and may be prosecuted by law.
E. Liability StatementIn using Library items, members understand and agree that the item is provided “as is” without warranty. In no event shall the BSED be liable for any consequential, incidental or special damages arising from the use or inability to use items borrowed. We encourage you to purchase your own copy of a virus protection program.
By signing the membership application form, you agree to abide by all BSED Library membership policies. Members who fail to read or follow the policy will have their memberships canceled.
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