Usage Policy

DISCOVERY PLACE USAGE POLICIES
For Churches of the Susquehanna Conference of the UMC:

RESERVATIONS are taken for all resources. Resources may be mailed or picked up from Discovery Place during operating hours
(9:00 AM – 2:15 PM weekdays). SUMMER HOURS ( Mon. - Thurs. 9 AM - 2:15 PM, Fridays 9 AM - Noon.) Reserved resources
may also be picked up between the hours of 8:00AM and 9:00 AM and 2:15PM and 4:00 PM at the receptionist’s desk.

USAGE FEES are not charged to Susquehanna Conference churches and their members except for equipment.

SHIPPING AND HANDLING FEES will not be charged to Susquehanna Conference churches except for first class mailings,
overnight, FedEx, etc. Borrowers are ALWAYS responsible for the cost of return shipping.

The RETURN DATE is the day resources are to be hand delivered to Discovery Place or postmarked. Equipment must be hand
carried to Discovery Place and delivered on the due date.

OVERDUE POLICY
1. At the end of each month Discovery Place will do a data base search for items due before the first of the current month.
A letter or email will be sent to all these patrons with overdue materials within this data base asking that the materials be
returned ASAP.
2. Attempts will be made by the Discovery Place personnel to check the data base once a month for materials less than one
month overdue, and notify these individuals they have overdue materials.

RENEWALS are possible for all resources, with the exception of kits and curriculum, if the resources are not on reserve for others.

IMPORTANT NOTE: KITS AND CURRICULUM have been donated to us by publishers with the expectation that they
would be borrowed on a preview only basis. Those wishing to teach classes using these materials must purchase them from
the publisher. To do otherwise violates copyright laws.

EQUIPMENT RENTAL
*The equipment affected by this policy are as follows:
• The video projectors -- $25 (Three weeks with two consecutive weekends is the maximum time that a projector may be
rented. The projector then may be returned and re-reserved for an additional period of time)
• Speakers and Video Projector -- 30.00 same check out period as video projector)
• Speakers-- $5.00 charge (same check out period as video projector)
*Fees are not charged for use within the Conference Center, Annual Conference and Mission Central. Equipment
rental rights are exclusively for the United Methodist pastors and churches of the Susquehanna Conference
Alternative arrangements regarding time and costs are at the discretion of the Discovery Place staff.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If a piece of equipment, less than three years old, is returned broken or damaged, the cost of repairs
or replacement will be charged to the church or borrowing organization. If a piece of equipment is damaged by a client,
any deductible on the insurance policy will be paid by the client, whether this payment goes toward the costs of repair or
replacement cost.



Outside of the Susquehanna Conference of the UMC:

VIDEOS may be borrowed by churches of other denominations that reside in the local area. Advance reservations are recommended.
Resources may be mailed or picked up from Discovery Place during operating hours (9:00 AM – 2:15 PM weekdays). Reserved
resources may also be picked up between the hours of 8:00 and 9:00 AM and 2:15 and 4:00 PM at the receptionist’s desk.
To use the resources from Discovery Place Resource Center, local Non United Methodist Churches must pay for a
subscription at Discovery Place Resource Center for $50.00 every 6 months ( July 1st to December 31st , and January 1st
to June 31st).

Local Non United Methodist Churches who are not subscribed members will be charged the following usage fee for each
video and DVD; $5.00 per video/DVD

Borrowers may be charged the actual SHIPPING cost for videos mailed from Discovery Place. Borrowers are also responsible for
paying return shipping.


Revised March 2013