Overdue Materials Fines & Fees FAQ's

Q: How much are overdue fines on books?

A: The library charges .10¢ per day per book when they are overdue.

Q: How much are overdue fines on audio books?

A: The library charges .10¢ per day per audio book when they are overdue.

Q: How much are the overdue fines on movies?

A: The library charges .25¢ per day per movie when they are overdue.

Q: What if an item is due when the library is closed?

A: The library does not charge overdue fees when we are closed for weekends or holidays. 

Q: What if I lost an item?

A: You will need to pay for the cost of the item, plus a $3 processing fee or replace the item and just pay the $3 processing fee.  We always try to work with patrons, so be sure to let us know the situation and we may be able to make a trade or allow you additional time to find missing items.

Q: What if an item becomes damaged will I have it on loan?

A: While we hope patrons are taking good care of borrowed library items, we understand that sometimes book spines wear out or movies stop working.  Please be sure to point out any damage to library staff.   Patrons are not charged for standard 'wear and tear'. However, if you dropped it in the bathtub or your dog decided to 'taste' it, we can work with patrons to get the item replaced.

Q: Is there a maximum fine amount?

A: Overdue materials will continue to accrue fines until they reach the actual cost of the item.

Q: Can I still borrow items if I have fines or missing/damaged items?

A: Overdue fines are our way of 'gently reminding' patrons to return borrowed items.  We appreciate patrons paying fines in a timely manner.  If your fines are less than $3, you can continue to borrow items and pay your fines at your next visit.  If you have large fines or missing/damaged items, we will not be able to loan you any additional items until fines are paid or missing/damaged items are returned or paid for.  

Last updated: January 29, 2014 - 12:52pm by meadowsvalley