Borrowing Rules

Loan periods and fees

Fines are assessed to ensure prompt return of materials. The chart below details standard loan periods and fees.

Material Type

Loan Period

Hold Limit

Renewable

Overdue Fees per item

Limit

All Items

 

25

   

100

Books, Audio Books, Magazines (except current issues), puppets

21 days

25

*six times

**10¢/day Max. $3

50 each

Media: DVDs, CDs, Video Games, Playaway Views

7 days

25

*six times

10¢/day Max. $3

15 each

Reference, Newspapers, and Special Collections

Library Use Only

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

iPad

7 days

1

No

$20/day Max. $100

1

Same-Day Laptops

Same day

N/A

No

$20/day Max. $100

1

7 Day Laptops 7 days

1

No

$20/day Max. $100

1

 

* Courtesy Renewal – first renewal will occur automatically if there is no hold on that item. Materials on hold by another borrower cannot be renewed.

** No fines or fees for Juvenile picture books and board books.

*Material on request by another patron can not be renewed.

Overdue Material:

Customers are responsible for all materials borrowed on their library cards. Overdue fees continue to accrue until the material is returned or renewed. Overdue fees may be paid at the time of return or at a later date. When the borrower’s account exceeds $10, borrowing privileges will be suspended until sufficient fees are paid to reduce the balance owed to less than $10. The library’s primary interest is in getting the material back so it can be available for other customers.

Overdue notices may be sent by E-mail, telephone, or U.S. Mail. E-mail and telephone messages will be generated the first day the item becomes overdue. Paper notices are sent 7 days past the due date and again 21 days past the due date. Notices are courtesies only. Failure to receive an overdue notice does not exempt the borrower from overdue fees.

Materials containing multiple items will not be checked in until all items have been returned. Overdue fees will be charged if all items have not been returned by the due date.

The cost of materials that are lost or damaged will be charged to the borrower’s account.

If materials are not returned or fees are not paid, the borrower’s account may be referred to a collection agency and a non-refundable fee of $10 will be added to the borrower’s account.

Confidentiality