Fines and Notices

Overdue Fines and Fees

  • Overdue fines for DVDs will accrue at a rate of $1.00 per day, per item. The maximum overdue fine on a single DVD is $10.00.
  • Overdue fines for all other materials will accrue at a rate of $0.20 per day, per item. The maximum overdue fine is $7.00 per item.

Lost and Damaged Materials

Excluding audio-visual materials, the list price will be charged for all materials that are lost or damaged beyond repair. If lost materials are returned along with the receipt within six months of the date of the payment, a refund will be given that is equal to the amount paid minus the accrued fine at the time of the payment. The library will not accept the return of lost materials and will not refund the amount paid after six months.

A $3.00 fee will be charged if lyric insert, pamphlet, teacher guide, or similar information included with library materials is not returned with the corresponding item. Patrons will be give one week to search for and return the missing material before being billed.

The minimum charge for lost, damaged, and unreturned materials is $10.00 per item.

A $5.00 handling fee will be charged for damaged or lost DVDs, Music CDs, CD Books, and CD Book Cases. An additional $3.00 fee will also be charged for lost or damaged inserts. Audio visual materials that have been billed due to lack of case or returned case without the CD/DVD inside will be billed at the time of final notice and will not be eligible for refunds or return.

Library patrons with any materials 30 days or more overdue will not be permitted additional checkouts until all overdue materials have been returned and all bills paid.

Overdue Notices

Overdue notices for DVDs will be sent as follows:

  • 1st Notice: three days after due date (except Sunday)
  • Final Notice: four weeks after due date (28 days)

Overdue notices for all other items will be sent as follows:

  • 1st Notice: one week after due date (7 days)
  • Final Notice: four weeks after due date (28 days)