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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. 

Fine-Free

Patrons still be encouraged to return materials in a responsible and timely manner, but they will no longer be charged daily overdue fines on most items.

  • Due dates will still apply.
  • Eligible items will renew automatically up to five times.
  • Patrons will receive a courtesy reminder two days before items are due.
  • Overdue notices will be sent when items are 7 and 21 days overdue.
  • Library cards will be blocked when any item is 21 days overdue.
  • A bill will be mailed after 42 days for the price of unreturned items.Digital projectors are the only items for which fines will accrue.
  • Patrons will still be billed for items which are lost or damaged.
  • Accounts with a $100 or more balance are referred to Unique - the Library's materials recovery service.

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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.

Bills and fines may be paid at the Library by cash, check, or with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover card or American Express.
To pay online, go to 
MY ACCOUNT.

Ordinance 2018/2019 - 5:  Setting Fines and Fees

REV: '19; 7/21