Fines and Notices

Overdue Fines and Fees

  • Overdue fines for library materials will accrue at a rate of $0.20 per day, per item. The maximum overdue fine is $7.00 per item.
  • Overdue fines for WIFI hotspots will accrue at a rate of $2.00 per day, with a maximum overdue fee of $60.00.

Materials may be renewed for two check out periods if the items do not have holds on them.  Readers may renew overdue materials via phone if accumulated fines per item are $2.40 (2 weeks overdue) or less. 

Inter-Library Loan Materials

The length of the loan period for material received through inter-library loan varies, and is determined by the lending library. There is no fee to request or borrow an inter-library loan item. Inter-library Loan items that are not picked up will have a fine of $3.00 placed on the patron’s card.

Lost and Damaged Materials

Excluding audio-visual materials, the list price will be charged for all materials that are lost or damaged beyond repair.

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 email 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)