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Schedule of Fines and Fees

Effective July 1, 2014

Schedule of Fines & Fees

            An important part of maintaining the library collection and access to it includes retrieving overdue materials so they are available for the public to use. The library aims to do this in a manner that is both fair and effective. Fines are charged for all overdue materials as an incentive for patrons to return them on time. Fines begin the day after the material is due and continues accumulating until the material is returned or until the fine reaches a maximum accumulation.

            The Library strives to keep its materials clean and in good condition. Patrons are charged for minor damages inflicted on materials. Materials that are lost or damaged beyond further use must be paid for.




Schedule of Fines




Maximum Fine













Interlibrary Loans


No Maximum; replacement cost defined by lending library.



No Maximum

Putting Audio/CD or Video/DVD in bookdrop


Stopped charging May 14, 2014.




Notification of Overdue Materials:

Attempts are made to notify library patrons of overdue materials according to the following schedule:

            First overdue notice- at one week overdue

            Second overdue notice- at two weeks overdue

            Third overdue notice- at four weeks overdue; this notice includes a bill for the replacement cost of the overdue material.

Effective July 1, 2014

Replacement Costs of Materials:

Materials lost or damaged beyond further use must be paid for by the patron. If the price of the material is not indicated library staff should consult resources like Amazon.com, Alibris.com, Baker & Taylor, or a comparable title in the collection, for retail pricing information. Replacement copies can be negotiated with the managing librarian. No processing or re-stocking fees are charged. Overdue fees are not charged if materials are paid for.


Additional Fees:

Library card replacement



Proctoring Tests (some libraries)


 $20.00 per test

Rental fee for Fiction DVDs and  


                                               $1.00 per week


Notary Public (some libraries)


Torn pages in books

$1.00 a page; if more than 5 pages book must be replaced

Torn book jacket or book cover


Torn book pocket


Writing or drawing in book

$1.00 a page; if more than 5 pages book must be replaced

Lost or damaged audio book, single cassette


$10.00; obsolete format.

Lost or damaged audio book cassette case

No longer charging for these. Obsolete format.

Lost or damaged music or audio book, single CD



Lost or damaged book CD case

Small- up to 12 CDs- $6.00

Large- up to 24 CDs- $8.00

Lost or damaged music CD case


Lost or damaged video/DVD case



Patrons returning materials soiled or damaged may be charged additional fees depending on the extent of the damage.



Effective July 1, 2014


Suspension of Library Privileges


A library patronís borrowing privileges are suspended if he/she has overdue materials, or if he/she owes more than $3.00 in overdue fines.