Fines, Fees, and Notices

Borrowing Guidelines

Media TypeLoan PeriodOverdue ChargesCheck out Limits
Books21 days20 cents per dayMaximum items:  25

Audio books:    5
Movies:             5
Music CDs:        5
New Books, Best-Sellers14 days20 cents per day
Audio Books14 days20 cents per day
Movies7 days20 cents per day
Music CDs7 days20 cents per day
6 item limit per author/title/subject for individuals and/or families.
Materials are allowed 1 renewal unless on hold for a patron.
Maximum fines accrued per item are $10.
Lost items are billed replacement cost + fines + non-refundable administration fee set by the owning library.
Downloadable Electronic Resources
eAudio and eBooks
Jasmine
 Axis360
OneClick Digital
3M Cloud (eBook only)
 
7, 14 or 21 days
21 days
up to 14 days


 
No Fines5 total checkouts per database
eMagazine (Zinio) No fines
eMusic (Freegal)Yours foreverNo fines3 per week
Downloadable materials cannot be renewed.
 

Overdue Materials Recovery

What happens when your items are:
  • 1 Week Overdue?
    First notice from the library - Email only.
  • 2 Weeks Overdue?
    Second Email notice from the library - or first telephone notification (recorded message) if no Email address available.
  • 30 Days from the due date?
    The library assumes you have lost materials – Telephone notification (recorded message).
  • 60 Days Overdue?
    In addition to the existing overdue fines, your library account is charged the replacement cost of materials and a non-refundable administrative fee per item.  The library forwards your account to Unique Management (UM), a materials recovery agency, and the library account is charged $10.00.  UM sends three letters and calls you twice.
  • 180 Days Overdue?
    Replacement cost and fines must be paid and items may not be returned.
181 Days Overdue?
UM reports your overdue account to a credit bureau.


 
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