Fine and Fee Policy

Fine and Fee Schedule

The daily fines for overdue library materials are as follows:

 Adult books and periodicals (including new books)  .20
 Children’s books and periodicals (including new books)  .10
 All audio books (adult and juvenile)  .20
 All music CDs (adult and juvenile)  .20
 Videos and DVDs (entertainment)  1.00
 Videos and DVDs (educational)  .20
 Interlibrary Loan (ILL) items  .20

Other Fees:

 Printing from the public computers   .20 per page    
 Earbuds    3.00 (purchase)   
  Proctoring    $10.00 per exam for residents  $20.00 per exam for non-residents

Overdue notification and collection of fines

A. Overdue Notices are sent to all patrons according to the following schedule:

  1. An Overdue Notice will be mailed fourteen (14) days after the due date.
  2. A second Overdue Notice for all patrons will be mailed twenty eight (28) days after the due date, itemizing materials outstanding, dates due and replacement value of the items.
  3.  For patrons who opt for e-mail notification, a notice will be e-mailed fourteen (14) days.  A second notice will be mailed twenty-eight (28) days after the due date itemizing the materials outstanding. 
  4. A letter will be sent 14 days after the final overdue notice, informing the patron that their account is permanently blocked and they will be assessed a $15. fee to re-activate their account or to obtain a new library card.

B.  Collection of fines:

  1. Fines will be collected by the circulation desk staff based on the established policy rates.  Receipts will be issued upon request.
  2. Patron accounts will be blocked when fines and fees exceed $10.  Borrowing privileges will be restored when materials are returned and/or outstanding fines are paid.

Charges for damaged library materials

A.  Books:

  1.  Any damage to the extent that the book must be replaced – Replacement cost

B.  Audio Books:

  1. Any damage to the extent that it must be replaced – Replacement cost

C.  DVDs and VHS tapes:

  1. Any damage to the extent that it must be replaced – Replacement cost

D.  Periodicals

  1. Any damage to the extent that it must be replaced – Replacement cost

Charges for lost library materials

  1. Patrons are responsible for any fines incurred during the loan period up until we are notified that materials are lost.
  2. Patrons will be allowed one renewal grace period to search for materials.  Fines will stop accruing during this period.
  3. If the patron doesn’t find the materials during the renewal period, they will be responsible for the cost of the materials.
  4. The library will purchase replacements of all materials.   We will not accept replacement items in lieu of money from patrons.
  5. The patron will be restored to good standing when materials are returned and fines are paid.

Approved June 17, 2008, Revised December 19, 2017, Revised May 18, 2021

Sunlight to read by

Spring is sprouting with colorful blossoms and lingering evening sunlight. It's a great time to shake off the cold weather cobwebs and get outdoors.  

Take a walk to the library to check out a book, and use the natural light to read a little longer. You can browse our full catalog from anywhere. If you'll be out getting some exercise, try downloading an audiobook to keep you going. You can even stream music from Hoopla to add a little rhythm to your day. If you're suffering from cabin fever, the library is a great place to visit, no matter the weather. Come inside and be greeted with a smile from our welcoming staff, ask a librarian for help finding information or materials, or just pick your favorite nook to do some quiet reading or work.

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