Borrowing Policies

First Baptist Atlanta Media Library

4400 North Peachtree Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30338

On the lower level, across from the elevator and next to the Chapel

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Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday -  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The library staff and volunteers thank you for making the Media Library and Chapel areas conducive to study and meditation. Please allow us to remind patrons of some elements of basic library etiquette.  While in the library and chapel areas, please:

  • Turn off all cell phones or set them to vibrate rather than ring.
  • Use soft "library" voices when conversing.
  • Leave all food and beverages outside the library.

Library Card: First Baptist Atlanta members may apply for a library card at the circulation desk during library business hours. Non-members may use resources in the library but may not check out resources.

Loan Period: All items are automatically loaned for two weeks except for CDs or DVDs of current classes.  Those items may be checked out for one week only.

Renewal Requests: Requests for extension of the loan period may be made by visiting the circulation desk, calling the library at 770-234-8269 or responding to the weekly e-mail reminder. (New items in great demand may not be renewed.) Renewal limit is two times for books; one time for audiovisual items and periodicals.

Limits: Each card holder may borrow four books, two periodicals, and four audiovisual items. DVD/CD sets are limited to two, and kits are limited to one. Parents are responsible for items loaned to their children regardless of whose account is used.

Fines/Fees: Overdue fines are 10 cents per day for each item on loan. Patrons may not check out materials when their library account balance meets or exceeds $10.  Fines may be paid with cash or by check. We cannot accept debit or credit cards.

Public Video Showings: Unless a video is marked "Licensed for Public Viewing," it is illegal to show it in a place open to the public. It is also unlawful to show it in any place where a substantial number of people who are not considered a normal circle of family or where the family's social acquaintances are gathered.  DVDs marked "Home Use Only" may be shown in a public performance only after obtaining further licensing.

Lending Items to Others: When an item is checked out in your name, please do not lend it to another person. This is how the library loses many resources. Because the item is checked out to you, you are responsible for its overdue fine, return or replacement.

Return Drop Box: For your convenience, a return drop box is located outside the library entrance for use when the library is closed. Items that are too large to fit into the box should be returned to the library during its regular business hours.

Lost or Damaged Items: Patrons are responsible for the loss of, or damage to, an item. The replacement cost for lost or damaged items is the retail price of the item plus any accumulated overdue fines.

New Items: Check our home page frequently for news, lists of new resources, and more!

Children: A special room of resources for children (ages birth  to 7 years) and juniors (ages 8 to 12 years) is available in the library.  We ask that children 12 years old and younger be accompanied by an adult while in the library.  Please do not leave your children in the library.

Patron Responsibilities: Patrons are responsible for keeping their account information (name, mailing address, telephone numbers, and e-mail address) current; paying any fines and fees; caring for all items loaned or used in the library; notifying the librarian of any lost or damaged items or library cards; and returning or renewing items in accordance with library policies. Failure to do so will result in a loss of library privileges.