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

Overdue notices will be sent by text or email. For material not returned, a bill will be mailed after 42 days. Your borrowing privileges will be suspended if you have fines of $10.00 or more, or you have been billed for an overdue item. Accounts with balances of $25 or more are referred to the Library's materials recovery service. 

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



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 

Loans, Fines - Media & Equipment

Ordinance 2018/2019 - 5:  Setting Fines and Fees

REV: '19; 7/21