Fines & Fees

Borrowing is free. If materials are returned late, lost, or damaged, fines may be charged to your account.

Fines for Overdue Materials

Borrowing is free if materials are returned by the due date. If your materials are returned late, fines are charged and can be paid in person at any library branch.

Exception: No late fines are charged on kids and teens materials borrowed on a kids’ card (ages 0-11). Note that extremely late materials will be considered lost and replacement costs plus administration fee will be charged to the account.  Charges still apply for damaged materials and non-pick up of holds.

  Per day,
per item
Maximum,
per item
Hardcover Books, CDs, Audio Tapes, Video Tapes    
  Adult $ .30 $10.00
  Kids and Teen $ .10 $5.00
Softcover Books, Paperbacks, Magazines    
  Adult $ .30 $5.00
  Kids and Teen $ .10 $3.00
Book Club Kits $1.00 $10.00
Storytime Kits $1.00 $10.00
eReaders $1.00 $10.00
DVDs, Special Loans e.g., Superloans, Reference loans    
  Adult $1.00 $10.00
  Kids and Teen $ .50 $5.00
InterLibrary loans $2.00 $10.00

Notes:

  • Non-pick-up charge for holds (for each item put on hold but not collected): $1.00
  • Maximum amount owing in overdues before stop/block on customer record: $10.00
  • Fines are set as adult and junior (includes kids’ and teen materials), as determined by material type.
  • No late fines are charged on kids and teens materials borrowed on kids’ cards (ages 0-11).
  • READ-Ability customers may be exempt from fines and lost or damaged charges.
  • Cards are updated annually. All outstanding fines and charges must be paid at that time. Outstanding fines and charges must also be paid on expired cards before the card can be renewed.

Charges For Lost or Damaged Materials

The cost of an item is as shown on the computer record.  Where the cost is unknown, replacement charges are determined annually by considering the average fair market values of such material types.  Overdue fines accrue until the day the materials are reported lost.  In addition to the item replacement cost, a handling fee is charged on all lost or damaged items.

Handling fee – catalogued items $8.00
Handling fee – uncatalogued items & magazines $5.00
eReader (Handling & Replacement) $175.00
Storytime kit  (Handling & Replacement) $300.00
Damage Fees – Minor Damage $3.00
Damage Fees – Barcode/RFID TAG Replacement $1.00
Compact Disc Case $2.00
DVD Case $1.00
Loose-leaf CD Album Case $3.25
Audiobook Cases (range by size)  
  1-6 Disc Case $2.00
  1-8 Disc Case $3.00
  1-12 Disc Case $3.50
  1-16 Disc Case $4.50
  1-24 Disc Case $10.00