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Loans, Fines & Fees

Loan Periods

Loan periods vary with type of material. Most library materials may be checked out for three weeks. Some materials have a shortened lending period. Fiction DVDs and magazines have a one-week loan period. Eligible items will be automatically renewed. Please check your account for the due date. 

Fines

Fines are charged for overdue materials. A fine of $.10 per day applies to most library materials. 

Overdue notices will be sent by email. For material not returned, a bill will be mailed after 34 days. Accounts with balances of $25 or more are are referred to the Library's materials recovery service. Your borrowing privileges will be suspended if you have fines of $10.00 or more, or you have been billed for an overdue item.

Patrons are responsible for the loss of or damage to any material, equipment, or property.  

Bills may be paid at the Library by cash, check, or with your Visa, MasterCard or Discover card. To pay online, use E-Pay.

Fees

Replacement fee for lost and damaged materials is the purchase price.

Replacement fee for lost and damaged materials that are out-of-print is:

  • the cost of the out-of-print search fee and purchase price OR
  • the current average retail price (industry standard) OR
  • the retail price of a similar item.

Current processing fee is $5.00.
There is a $5.00 charge for returned checks.

Bills may be paid at the Library by cash, check, or with your Visa, MasterCard or Discover card. To pay online, use E-Pay.