Patron Types

Patron Types
Patron Status


Patron Types

  • AD - Adult (18 and over.)
  • EC - Elementary child (ages 6 to 11)
  • BB - Pre-Kindergarten (ages 0 to 4)
  • IN - Licensed Day Care Centers, Adult Living Facilities, and School Media Specialists.
  • MC - Middle child (ages 12 to 14)  They may not check out YA Graphic Novels, DVDs or Videos.
  • NR - Non-resident.
  • YA - Young adult (ages 15 to 17)  May check out Videos & DVDs once individual has a valid Virginia Driver's License.
  • PP - Probationary.  When the status of a patron has been blocked due to failure to return materials on time or to pay fines in a reasonable time frame, upon clearing their card the staff makes them a probationary patron.   Probationary patrons are only allowed to check out three books and one item of another format.  This is a temporary status that will be removed once the patron demonstrates that he or she can borrow materials and return them without incurring any fines or fees.


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Patron Status

  • NON-CIRC - Non-circulating.  These patrons have in-house privileges but are not allowed to check out any materials.
  • BLOCKED STATUS - Automation system blocks their card due to violation of circulation policies.
  • HOT STATUS - Library staff has changed status from GOOD to BLOCKED for reason stated in COMMENT field.
  • GOOD - Full privileges
  • BLOCKED - Card privileges blocked including use of Internet - This status applies to all patrons who have outstanding charges of $25 or more.


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