Connecticard: A cooperative program among public libraries in Connecticut which allows a resident of any town in the state who holds a valid borrower card issued by his home library to use that card to borrow materials from any public library in the state that is participating in the program.
(b) Resident: For purposes of the Connecticard program, a person is a resident of a town if that person is principally domiciled in that town. A borrower who holds dual residency or who owns property in more than one town is considered a resident only in the town in which he is principally domiciled. In all other towns, that borrower is considered a non-resident.
Home library: The public library in the town where a borrower is a resident is that borrower's home library. If the town where a borrower resides does not have a public library, the library that has been designated as the principal public library for that town is the home library.
Participating library: A library is considered to be a Connecticard participating library when it has signed a Letter of Agreement and placed it on file with the State Library.
Connecticard borrower card: The borrower card issued by the home library is the Connecticard borrower card. It is the only card that may be used to borrow through the Connecticard program.
Connecticard transaction: Each lending of a unit of library material by a participating library to a person who is a resident of any Connecticut town, except the town in which that library is located and except any town for which that library has been designated the principal public library and who has presented a valid Connecticard borrower card at the library making the loan, may be reported by the lending library as a Connecticard transaction.
Unit of library material: For Connecticard purposes, any item, whether print or non-print that a library normally stores, retrieves, and lends as a discrete entity, may be considered a unit of library material.
Net plus transaction: Net plus transaction means the library services, based on the number of items loaned, rendered to non-residents of the town or towns normally served by such library in excess of the library service rendered to residents of such town by other libraries.
General library purposes: Means all functions of a public library including the purchase of land or the construction, alteration or remodeling of buildings.